At Providence, we offer advanced diagnostic technology and a skilled staff of physicians, nurses and technicians to help ease the discomfort caused by gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.
Many Americans suffer with this discomfort for years instead of taking simple steps to diagnose and treat their conditions. Prompt diagnosis of gastrointestinal symptoms such as chronic heartburn, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea, rectal bleeding and bloating is the first step toward identifying and treating the problem.
And our gastroenterology teams provide medical and surgical treatments for many digestive diseases and disorders-including those affecting the esophagus, stomach and small intestine, as well as the colon (large intestine), gallbladder, liver, biliary system, pancreas and rectum. Some of the most common disorders treated include Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), ulcers, colitis, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, and cancer.
Our specialists perform more GI procedures in laboratories at our facilities than are performed at laboratories in any other hospital in the San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica and in the South Bay. That's important, because medical research confirms that experience is strongly associated with better outcomes.