At Riverside Gastroenterology Specialists Williamsburg, we utilize a comprehensive array of techniques to evaluate the health of the gastrointestinal tract (GI). Some of the most common disorders evaluated and treated include: stomach disorders including ulcers, heartburn and reflux;intestinal disorders including colitis, colon cancer and irritable bowel syndrome;and liver disorders including hepatitis, cirrhosis and hemochromatosis.
Riverside Gastroenterology supports the recommendation of the American Cancer Society that persons age 50 and over and those with a family history of colorectal cancer should receive regular screenings. Early detection can prevent or cure cancer. Polyps are a precursor to colon cancer in 80 percent of cases. Routine cancer screenings include fecal occult blood tests, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy.
Outpatient diagnostic services include:
- Endoscopy: used to view the interior of the stomach and small intestine to detect abnormalities and obtain tissue samples for analysis.
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: used to diagnose diarrhea or rectal bleeding.
- Colonoscopy: a longer flexible tube is used to visualize the entire colon, remove polyps, and diagnose colon cancer.
Riverside Gastroenterology Specialists - Williamsburg
A Department of Riverside Regional Medical Center
457 McLaws Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23185