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Gastroenterology and You

Get high-quality, compassionate care at Oak Lawn Endoscopy Center

Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine that works specifically with the digestive system and the liver. This includes conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas and gallbladder. At Oak Lawn Endoscopy Center, our gastroenterologists have undergone years of specialized training to diagnose and treat conditions such as heartburn, colon polyps and cancer, colitis, hepatitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), pancreatitis and much more.

If you're having issues with your liver or digestive system, it may be time to visit a gastroenterologist. Put your health in the hands of a trusted specialist who will walk with you on the path to better health. Simply fill out the form to request an appointment, and a member of our care team will be in touch to find a time that's convenient for you.

Preventing Colon Cancer

One common screening that our gastroenterologists perform is a colonoscopy. It's estimated that 60 to 90 percent of colon cancer deaths could be prevented if everyone over 45 got a colonoscopy. It's the only screening exam that not only checks for cancer but also treats it by removing cancerous polyps.

High Risk For Colon Cancer

People at increased or high risk of colorectal cancer might need to start colorectal cancer screening before age 50. This includes people with:

  • a strong family history of colorectal cancer or certain types of polyps
  • a personal history of adenomas (benign tumors)
  • inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease

Make Your Health a Priority

If you've been suffering from gastrointestinal issues, our doctors would love to meet you and see how we can help. Just fill out this form or give us a call, and we would be glad to schedule an appointment at a time that fits your schedule!

Request an Appointment Today!