Diseases of the digestive tract are responsible for hospitalizing more people in the United States than any other group of disorders. Mercy Gilbert has gastroenterologists who specialize in the field of digestive disorders and liver diseases. Whether the answer is a lifestyle change, medication, diagnostic or therapeutic procedure, our doctors work with you to determine the best course of treatment.
When it comes to digestive health, the importance of prevention cannot be stressed enough. Colon cancer is one of the most preventative diseases because it develops from polyps that can be removed before they become cancerous. A colonoscopy is the best screening to detect colon cancer. We are proud to be the second medical center in Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico to utilize the Third Eye® Retroscope® during a colonoscopy.
You should consider a screening if any of the following apply to you:
- Age 50 or older and have never had a colonoscopy
- Use tobacco
- Are obese or sedentary
- Have a personal or family history of colorectal cancer or non-cancerous colorectal polyps
- Have a personal or family history of inflammatory bowel disease, such as long standing ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
Many digestive disorders require care by a gastroenterologist or your primary care doctor. Some of the common digestive disorders are:
Learn More About Gastroenterology Services at Mercy Gilbert
For more information on our gastroenterology services or to find a doctor specializing in gastrointestinal disorders, please call ResourceLink at (480) 728-5414, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.