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Gastroenterology at Norwood Hospital

Diagnosing, Treating and Managing Disorders of the Digestive System

Norwood Hospital’s highly-skilled physicians and surgeons use state-of-the-art technology and innovative treatment methods to diagnose and manage of a full spectrum of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.

We diagnose and treat patients suffering from problems and disorders affecting their digestive system, including the esophagus, liver, pancreas, stomach, colon, bowels, intestines, and gallbladder. Some of the most common problems we treat are:

  • Colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Gallbladder problems and gallstones
  • GERD/acid reflux disease and heartburn
  • Hernias
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

Our gastroenterology division features advanced diagnostic tools in our recently renovated endoscopic suite. Over 8,000 endoscopic procedures, including colonoscopies, are performed at Norwood Hospital each year.

Regular Colonoscopies Saves Lives

Colorectoral Cancer LogoOne of its most commonly performed endoscopic procedures, colonoscopy, is a critical screening tool for cancer and other diseases of the colon. Cancer of the colon and rectum is the third most common type of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. The good news about colorectal cancer is that it is almost completely preventable through the use of regular screening tests. This test should be performed every 10 years beginning at age 50 and patients with a history of colon cancer in their family or certain other medical conditions may need to have a colonoscopy sooner. For information about getting a screening colonoscopy, contact your primary care physician or make an appointment with any of our gastroenterologists.

Once a diagnosis has been made, we can determine the best treatment plan. In some cases, a lifestyle alteration or diet change is all that is needed. For other conditions, we might recommend prescription medications or non-surgical treatments. And if surgery is required, Norwood Hospital's department of surgical services offers state-of-the-art technology in performing the finest cutting edge procedures in gastroenterology.

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Our Team

Norwood GastroNorwood Hospital Gastroenterologists specialize in the diagnosis and management of a full spectrum of GI disorders. Norwood Hospital affiliated surgeons perform surgeries in the treatment of chronic heartburn, appendicitis, gallbladder disease, colon disease, hernia repair, and endoscopic thyroidectomy. See a list of all Norwood Hospital Gastroenterologists.

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