What is Gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the organs involved in the digestive process. These organs include the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. A Gastroenterologist is a physician trained in the management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.

Gastroenterology Lab

Parkridge Health offers a variety of treatments and procedures for specific digestive health disorders. Our expert gastroenterologists work with nurses and support personnel to provide the highest quality care.

The Gastroenterology Labs at Parkridge Medical Center and Parkridge East provide physicians with access to the latest equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of colon, esophageal and lung-related diseases and offer a convenient location for patients to obtain routine tests, such as colonoscopies.

The Endoscopy Suite

The Endoscopy Suite at Parkridge East features a Gastroenterology Lab with two suites dedicated to diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal conditions.

  • Bronchoscopy - examination of the lungs and airways
  • Colonoscopy - examination of the interior of the rectum and colon
  • Cystoscopy - examination of the bladder and urethra
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound - combines endoscopy (inserting a probe into a hollow organ) and ultrasound to obtain high-quality images of the inside of the body
  • Laparoscopy - minimally invasive surgery that allows a physician to view and treat the organs of the pelvis and abdomen
  • Upper GI - examination of the esophagus and stomach