Gastroenterology is the medical specialty that focuses on the structure, functions, and diseases of the digestive tract. Gastroenterologists on staff at
St. Vincent’s Health System provide quality care in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive conditions, including diseases of the esophagus, stomach, intestines and colon, gallbladder and bile ducts, pancreas, and liver.
Numerous diagnostic tests and treatment options are available at our five
St. Vincent’s facilities. Common procedures include colonoscopy, gastroscopy (also known as upper endoscopy or esophagogastroduodenoscopy [EGD]), and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
Your gastroenterologist can prescribe and schedule your procedures. If you need a referral to a gastroenterologist, ask your primary care physician or call St. Vincent’s Dial-A-Nurse at 205-939-7878 or 1-800-331-6777.