SVMC Gastroenterology

 

Your good health is our specialty

There’s nothing like a digestive disorder to put your life on hold. Using the latest screening, diagnostic, and treatment techniques and technology, SVMC’s gastroenterology team is committed to not only restoring your digestive health, but your quality of life too

PREPARING FOR YOUR COLONOSCOPY

​If you are scheduled for a colonoscopy, please click here to read the procedure overview.

There are several different preps that can be used prior to a colonoscopy.  Your provider/nurse navigator has selected a specific one based on your individual needs. Please follow the prep that you have been instructed to use prior to your colonoscopy. 

Miralax Bowel Prep

Miralax Split Bowel Prep

Nulytely Bowel Prep

Nulytely Split Bowel Prep

Same Day Miralax Bowel Prep

Same Day Nulytely Bowel Prep

Colonoscopy is an outpatient procedure that allows your gastroenterologist to examine the lining of your intestine from the inside. Colonoscopy is a common preventive procedure to check for colon cancer and pre-cancerous polyps. If a first degree family member (a parent, child, or sibling) has had precancerous polyps or colon cancer, you may be at higher risk of developing colon cancer. Ask your primary care provider or visit svhealthcare.org/colonscreening for more information regarding when you should have a colonoscopy.

More accurate than an x-ray, panendoscopy helps your gastroenterologist determine the cause of recurring abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and even difficulty swallowing. Often referred to as an upper endoscopy, this outpatient procedure is particularly helpful in the detection of ulcers, inflammation, barrett’s esophagus, hiatal hernia, and premalignant and malignant conditions of the esophagus, duodenum, and stomach.

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) uses ultrasound technology to allow your doctor to obtain higher resolution ultrasound images of the GI tract and surrounding organs and tissues. With this cutting-edge technology, physicians can see 360-degree, cross-sectional views and take minimally invasive biopsies. In the past, patients would have had to travel to a hospital as much as an hour away to get this test.

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography is an advanced technique that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treatproblems of the biliary or pancreatic ductal systems. Using a state-of-the-art duodenavideoscope, the doctor will be able to see clear images of what may be causing your condition.

A sigmoidoscopy is a screening that allows your gastroenterologist to examine your lower intestine. It is used to find intestinal polyps and to determine the causes of rectal bleeding or changes to bowel habits.

If you have difficulty swallowing, your physician may recommend an esophageal dilation. This inpatient procedure allows your physician to stretch and enlarge the opening in your esophagus, thus making swallowing easier.

If you and your doctor think you may have a gluten intolerance or celiac disease, she may recommend a blood test. Several blood tests are available to screen for celiac disease antibodies. If test results suggest celiac disease, your physician will recommend a biopsy of your small intestine to confirm the diagnosis.

  • Hepatitis C
  • Digestive disorders
  • Crohn’s disease and colitis
  • Diarrhea/constipation, rectal bleeding, hemorrhoids
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastritis

American College of Gastroenterology – Patient Education patients.gi.org

Colon Cancer Facts www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer

What is Acid Reflux? https://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/guide

Colon Polyps https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/colon-polyps

American College of Gastroenterology gi.org

140 Hospital Drive, Suite 307, Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: (802) 447-4555 
Fax: (802) 440-6087

Hours:
Monday – Friday:  7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Directions:
Click here for directions to SVMC Gastroenterology. 

Parking:
For appointments at SVMC Gastroenterology, park in parking area P3 or P5.


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