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Gastrointestinal and Digestive Health at UPMC in Central Pa.

From inflammatory bowel syndrome to Crohn’s disease to various gastrointestinal cancers, you will receive compassionate and comprehensive care from our team for a wide range of screenings and procedures.

Conditions We Treat

UPMC Specialty Care Gastroenterology's providers have advanced training in digestive medicine and are board-certified in both gastroenterology and internal medicine. Conditions they treat include:

Gastroenterology Procedures At UPMC in Central Pa.

We offer both medical and surgical treatment options, including advanced techniques and minimally invasive procedures that will shorten your recovery and get you back to normal activities in less time than traditional surgical methods:

  • Capsule Endoscopy. A small capsule containing a camera, light bulb, battery, and radio transmitter that is swallowed in order to take photographs of the inside of the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine.
  • Colonoscopy. Screening test that helps find ulcers, polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding in the entire colon, large bowel, and small bowel. Your physician looks at the inner lining of your rectum and colon with a thin flexible tube called a colonoscope. A small video camera is attached to the colonoscope that allows your physician to take pictures. Polyps and growths may be removed during the procedure and biopsied.
  • EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy). Used to examine the lining of your esophagus by passing a small camera on a tube (called an endoscope) down the throat and along the length of your esophagus.
  • ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram). Uses an endoscope (flexible lighted scope) inserted down the throat, combined with X-ray pictures, to examine the ducts of the liver, gallbladder,and pancreas.
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Tube Placement. A procedure in which a feeding tube is inserted into the stomach.
  • Sigmoidoscopy. Examination of the rectum and lower colon using a lighted instrument called a sigmoidoscope. This screening only goes as far as the lower bowel.
  • Upper Endoscopy (EGD). Allows a closer look at the interior lining of your esophagus, stomach, and the first part of your small intestine. Biopsies will be performed if any abnormalities are found.

Our Providers

Need more information?

Many of our providers offer video visits. Call the office or schedule via your patient portal.

UPMC Specialty Care Gastroenterology, York: 717-741-1414
UPMC Specialty Care Gastroenterology, Hanover: 717-316-3030

Our Locations

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