Do you suffer from regular heartburn, stomach pain or other digestive discomfort? If so, you may need specialized attention to help you manage your specific gastrointestinal (GI) condition.
Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Care
At Cape Cod Healthcare, our highly skilled Gastroenterology specialists have vast experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of digestive ailments, including:
- Fecal incontinence
- GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and heartburn
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Ulcers – gastric and duodenal or peptic
Your GI tract, which contains the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, colon and rectum, requires dedicated care and knowledge, which is why our GI physicians employ the latest diagnostic and treatment procedures, including digestive testing, esophageal studies, endoscopy and colorectal surgery.
Digestive Health Services & Treatments
Cape Cod Healthcare offers extensive diagnostic services and skilled treatments that help our GI specialists evaluate and address your particular situation. In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, you may benefit from any or a combination of these options:
- Laboratory tests – Fecal occult blood test (FOBT), stool culture, blood testing
- Imaging tests – Computed tomography (CT) scan, lower GI series (barium enema), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), swallowing study, ultrasound, upper GI series, etc.
- Endoscopic procedures – Colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD or upper endoscopy), sigmoidoscopy, Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
- Other procedures, which might include pH monitoring, dietary changes, medications or colorectal surgery
Reduce Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer
If you're over 50 years old or have a family history of colorectal cancer, a screening test could save your life. Here's how:
- Colorectal cancer screening tests can find precancerous polyps and remove them before they turn into cancer. In this way, colorectal cancer is prevented.
- Screening tests also can find colorectal cancer early, when treatment often leads to a cure.
If further treatment is needed, Cape Cod Healthcare offers exceptional services for colon and rectal cancer close to home.
Help for Fecal Incontinence
Fecal incontinence, also known as loss of bowel control, affects at least eight percent of adults. The good news is that Cape Cod Healthcare offers advanced treatment options to resolve this condition and restore your independence and quality of life. Learn more about how we can help you overcome fecal incontinence, through our innovative InterStim® Therapy.