Medical Services Gastroenterology Learn about digestive disorders and find expert treatment with St. Elizabeth Physicians. See how screenings and early detection save lives. Find a Location Find a Provider Each year, St. Elizabeth Physicians’ gastroenterologists perform thousands of minimally invasive non-endoscopic and endoscopic procedures. Common procedures include: Colonoscopy A procedure which examines your large bowel to remove colon polyps before they become cancerous, diagnose and treat bleeding, or evaluate unexplained changes in bowel habits Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) A procedure that examines your upper intestinal tract to diagnose and treat problems with swallowing, unexplained weight loss, bleeding, or abdominal pain Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) A procedure that combines the use of x-rays and an endoscope to provide treatment of the biliary and pancreatic ducts Gastrostomy Tube Placements A procedure which provides an alternative method of feeding through the stomach when normal methods of feeding are impaired Hemorrhoidal Banding Also known as Rubber Band Ligation, this procedure is used to treat internal hemorrhoids Endoscopic Ultrasound This procedure uses an endoscope with an ultrasound probe to evaluate difficult to image areas of the gastrointestinal tract such as the pancreas or submucosal nodules, diagnose and stage cancers, and provide treatments such as celiac plexus blocks or cyst drainage Capsule Endoscopy A small pill camera which is used to evaluate the small bowel Bravo pH Probe A 48 hour test which allows for evaluation of reflux symptoms Esophageal Manometry A test used to assess pressure and motor function of the esophagus designed to enable the diagnoses and treatment of complaints of chest pain, acid reflux, difficulty swallowing, and food digestion Anorectal Manometry A test used to evaluate the function and coordination of the anal sphincters and pelvic floor muscles useful in assessing constipation, fecal incontinence, and anorectal function IV Remicade Therapy for Crohn's Disease One of the most effective medications available to help treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (a form of inflammatory bowel disease) Fibroscan A noninvasive way to estimate the amount of liver damage or scarring St. Elizabeth also provides endoscopy services at our hospitals: St. Elizabeth Edgewood, Florence and Ft. Thomas. GI Links and Resources – View links to external resources for more information on gastroentrology such as autoimmune disease, liver disease, GERD, colon cancer screening and other general websites. Our facilities, including our ambulatory center, are one of the few in the area to have achieved the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval representing a high commitment to quality and patient safety. Gastroenterology Care Can Save Lives The board-certified gastroenterologists at St. Elizabeth Physicians have been recognized as top doctors in the area specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of disorders of the: Pancreas Liver Colon Gallbladder Esophagus Stomach Intestines Our gastroenterology specialists focus on providing education about digestive diseases, diagnoses, and the most appropriate and effective treatment options.