From time to time, we all experience digestive discomfort. It’s not uncommon to have heartburn after a spicy meal or become constipated while traveling.
But frequent or severe symptoms can be a sign of a more serious problem. If gastrointestinal issues are controlling your life, turn to The Christ Hospital Health Network.
No matter what’s causing your symptoms, our gastrointestinal experts will pinpoint their source and help you find solutions.
When is it time to see a gastroenterologist?
If you’ve been dealing with abdominal pain or nausea, it’s easy to assume you caught a virus or ate something that disagreed with you. But if you have new or unusual problems that keep coming back, don’t try to diagnose yourself. Gastroenterologists are trained to identify whether your digestive challenges are easily treatable or require advanced care.
See your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms:
- Chronic constipation
- Loss of bowel control
- Frequent diarrhea
- Itchy or yellow skin, or yellowing of the eyes
- Persistent nausea or vomiting
- Rectal bleeding
- Severe or frequent abdominal pain
- Trouble swallowing
- Unexplained weight loss
Why choose The Christ Hospital Health Network
The Christ Hospital Health Network is a regional referral center for people with gastrointestinal disorders. Physicians from across the Tri-state area trust us to care for their patients because:
- Our safe, private endoscopy unit offers comfort and advanced care. We use the latest techniques and have the most experience in our area in specialized procedures.
- If you’re diagnosed with a serious condition, you have access to our broad network of doctors. Our gastroenterologists work closely with physicians who specialize in hepatology (liver disease care), oncology (cancer care), colon and rectal surgery and general surgery
- We offer a dedicated clinic for people who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
- We’re passionate about preventing colon cancer or finding it early through screening tests. We also offer genetic testing for hereditary types of colon cancer, including Lynch syndrome and familial adenomatous polyposis.