Most digestive health problems can be handled by your primary care physician, but if you need a higher level of care your doctor may refer you to a gastroenterologist. The highly-trained gastroenterology experts in the Sutter Health network are equipped to pinpoint the specific cause of your digestive tract issues, putting you on the path to better health.
Evaluation and Diagnostic Services
Whether you need a routine screening such as a stool blood test or a more advanced procedure, most of our diagnostic tests are performed on an outpatient basis. We use minimally invasive endoscopic procedures and advanced imaging techniques to visualize your digestive tract and diagnose your condition without surgical intervention.
Sutter hospitals throughout Northern California have been named top performers by the Integrated Healthcare Association for high colon cancer screening rates that lead to early cancer detection and better patient outcomes. Hospitals and doctors across the network are ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as some of the highest performing in the nation for gastroenterology services. The American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, a professional organization of physicians and researchers, lists Sutter Health affiliates in its registry of laboratories performing high-quality motility procedures.