From heartburn to colonoscopies, our experienced gastroenterology team at Northside Hospital provides expert diagnosis and treatment for all aspects of your digestive health.
Your gastrointestinal (GI) system is responsible for the entry and exit of food, water and nutrients. It spans from the mouth to the rectum. A few of the common GI disorders people experience include trouble swallowing, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach pain and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
No matter the condition, our gastroenterologists, specialty nurses, technicians and other Northside Hospital clinical specialists take a team approach to find the right diagnosis and treatment plan for you.
Northside Hospital’s Advanced Center for GI Therapeutics and leading-edge GI Endoscopy Centers give you all the advantages of the latest, most innovative procedures to diagnose and treat digestive health issues. While some services might require a hospital stay in one of our dedicated GI units, many procedures can be done conveniently at our outpatient centers so you can go home the same day.
Routine colon cancer screenings, called colonoscopies, are one example of a common outpatient GI procedure. During this test, our doctors use a tiny video camera to look inside your colon for growths, called polyps, that might later turn into cancer. At Northside, polyps can be removed during your colonoscopy.
We know that GI issues can actually control your desire to participate in life. Pain or discomfort can be a factor with many GI conditions - and cause you to limit the activities you love. GI specialists at Northside Hospital can help identify what is affecting your gastrointestinal health - and find solutions that let you get back to loving life.
We bring the latest diagnostics and treatments, including breakthroughs in academic medical research, right into the heart of Georgia's communities.