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Pancreatic, esophageal and biliary disease, and interventional endoscopy

  • ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
  • EUS (endoscopic ultrasound) with high yield techniques for tissue acquisition if needed
  • EMR (endoscopic mucosal resection) of limited gastrointestinal tumors and large polyps
  • Treatment of Barrett's esophagus and early esophageal cancer with EMR, RFA (radio frequency ablation), or cryotherapy
  • Double balloon and Spirus® enteroscopy to provide evaluation and therapy for lesions of the small intestine.
  • SpyGlass® cholangioscopy for the direct evaluation and biopsy of the biliary and pancreatic ducts
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones

Celiac disease

Colonoscopy and colon cancer screening

IBD – Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis

Esophageal disorders

Liver diseases

Medical care is provided for patients with known liver diseases and for diagnosis of possible liver diseases when abnormal liver tests are found. In addition to medical management of the liver disease, patients are evaluated for the need for liver transplantation. If liver transplantation is felt to be needed, appropriate education and evaluation will be provided. Physicians are involved in a number of clinical treatment studies to evaluate new anti-viral treatment options for chronic viral hepatitis.

Motility disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and functional gastrointestinal disorders

Motility disorders include conditions where there is an impairment of the normal coordinated movements of the intestine which are important to the appropriate movement of food contents from the mouth and through the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon. Examples of motility disorders include disorders of the:

  • Esophagus, e.g., achalasia, scleroderma, severe reflux disease
  • Stomach, e.g., gastroparesis
  • Small intestine and colon, e.g., intestinal pseudo-obstruction, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, fecal incontinence

Although irritable bowel syndrome and constipation are common problems that can be managed by primary care physicians, internists, and most gastroenterologists, patients with particularly intractable complaints may benefit from a consultation from an expert in motility disorders.

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Phone: 717-531-4950

To schedule an appointment, sign in to My Penn State Hershey Health or call 717-531-4950 (outpatient consultations) or 717-531-8364 (procedures).