Gastroenterology at Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Problems of the digestive tract can be painful but there are many treatment options. The Gastroenterology team at Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group is here to help you find relief.
Our board-certified physicians evaluate, diagnose and treat a wide range of digestive disorders using advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. From reflux and heartburn to more serious gastroenterology conditions, including colorectal cancer and screening, our gastroenterologists are trained and skilled to address your specific concerns.
Our treatment options include:
- Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Endoscopic ultrasound
- Small bowel capsule endoscopy
- Biliary and luminal stenting
- Argon plasma coagulation therapy (APC)
Colon Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States – but 90 percent of colorectal cancer cases are curable if detected early. If you are 50 or over, or have risk factors, you should ask your physician about a colonoscopy.
Colon screening is recommended for men and women who are:
- Over the age of 50
- At risk due to family history of cancer
Our board-certified gastroenterologists encourage you to get your colonoscopy at one of our locations.
When you are ready to have a colonoscopy, our skilled and caring team can help make your procedure safe, effective and as pleasant as possible. Spacious endoscopy suites feature the latest technology, and personal preparation and recovery bays offer comfort and privacy.
During a colonoscopy, a thin, lighted tube — called a colonoscope — is inserted into your body through your rectum. A camera at the end of this tube transmits images, allowing the physician to examine your entire colon and rectum. If polyps are found, they can be easily and effectively removed. The colonoscopy procedure itself typically takes about 30 minutes.
While a colonoscopy is an excellent cancer screening tool, your physician may also order the procedure if you are experiencing abdominal pain, bowel changes, weight loss, anemia or other symptoms.
Talk With Your Physician
If you are under the age 50 and believe you are at increased risk of colon cancer, be sure to talk to your physician about scheduling a screening at one of our locations.
To learn more or schedule an appointment with a Gastroenterology specialist, please call Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group today.
302 Randall Rd
Geneva, IL 60134
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25 N. Winfield Rd
Winfield, IL 60190
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