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Gastroenterology & Digestive Diseases

Digestive Diseases

Overview

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Digestive Diseases

If you suffer from intestinal or stomach problems, ECU Digestive Diseases Center can help. We treat heartburn, irritable bowel, ulcers, swallowing problems and liver conditions. Our physicians have the proven expertise to provide relief.

Digestive problems can affect all aspects of life, interfering with and even preventing normal activities. These debilitating problems include bowel conditions like Crone’s disease and ulcerative colitis, or bleeding and stomach problems such as ulcers. Liver diseases, including viral hepatitis and cirrhosis, also benefit from specialty care.

Our spacious location at 521 Moye Medical Center offers outstanding care for the entire range gastrointestinal concerns.

If you need a procedure such as a colonoscopy, in most cases our physicians can perform them right on site at the East Carolina Endocscopy Center. We offer colonoscopies to screen for diseases and colon cancer. Because we use a special anesthesia, your recovery time is reduced from hours to a minutes. To learn more visit the Colorectal Health page.

This office also has testing and treatments using ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography). This procedure allows us to find and treat problems of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas. ERCP may uncover problems such as gallstones and cancer.

Our physicians diagnose and treat digestive disorders including

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Swallowing problems and motility disorders
  • Ulcers
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis)
  • Gallstones, pancreatitis
  • Constipation, diarrhea, diverticulosis
  • Gas, food intolerance
  • Feeding disorders, such as being unable to eat after radiation therapy
  • Hemochromatosis (too much iron in the blood)
  • Liver diseases
  • All forms of hepatitis – hepatitis A, B, C and D
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Alcoholic liver disease

The East Carolina Endoscopy Center offers these procedures

  • Screening exams for colon cancer (colonoscopy)
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, such as to detect Barrett’s esophagus
  • FOBT (fecal occult blood test)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Barium enema
  • ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound to detect gallstone diseases, pancreatic diseases

Emergency care
If have an urgent problem, we can assess your need and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. For serious emergencies dial 911 or go to the Emergency Department.

Hospitalization
If you need to be hospitalized, we can help with your admission to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. After admission your care will be provided by a gastroenterology team that includes a doctor from ECU Physicians. Your team may also include residents, medical students or medical fellows.

Gastroenterology Digestive Diseases

Phone
252-744-1400
800-722-3281

Location
521 Moye Medical Center
521 Moye Blvd.
Greenville North Carolina 27834
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