You don’t have to suffer through digestive problems. At Palo Alto Medical Foundation, our more than 35 gastroenterology doctors provide personalized patient care using the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available.
Our gastroenterology doctors and surgeons offer advanced imaging technology and minimally-invasive procedures for disorders of the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, small intestine and colon. Additionally, hepatologists throughout the Sutter Health network are available to consult on disorders affecting the liver.
Using the latest equipment and techniques available, our doctors conduct diagnostic tests and examinations to detect potential problems in their early stages, when they are easier to treat and more likely to result in positive outcomes. For individuals with complex gastroenterology needs, our neurogastroenterology and motility physicians work with patients who have chronic abnormal muscular activity within their gastrointestinal tract resulting in pain, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting or abnormal bloating.
Our gastroenterologists consistently top national benchmarks for using colonoscopies to detect adenomas, a type of polyp that has a high potential to become colorectal cancer. A 2015 outcomes study showed that more than 6,800 PAMF patients benefited from a screening colonoscopy in which one or more adenomas were detected, besting national statistics.
We offer the full range of gastrointestinal procedures for ailments including:
- Barrett’s esophagus
- Celiac disease
- Colon polyps
- Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
- Functional bowel disorders
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Inflammatory bowel disorders
- Motility disorders
- Pancreatobiliary disorders
- Swallowing disorders