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Digestive Disorders Center at Griffin Hospital

Living with a digestive disorder is uncomfortable.

Uncomfortable aside, digestive disorders of all kind can interfere with your daily activities and generate necessary stress. They can also, if left untreated, become detrimental to your health. 

At the Digestive Disorders Center at Griffin Hospital, we treat a wide range of digestive problems from gas, heartburn and bowel discomfort to the more severe diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including colon cancer.

We offer a wide range of advanced diagnostic tools and treatment options. All procedures are performed in our state-of-the-art GI suite by our highly skilled and experienced staff of gastroenterologists, general and colorectal surgeons, and specially trained nurses who provide exceptional care according to our Planetree patient-centered philosophy. 

Our expert staff uses endoscopic instruments with high definition images to provide the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including:

Conditions We Treat

We specialize in treating many conditions, including:

  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Anemia/Hidden blood in stool)
  • Polyps
  • Colon Cancer Screening/Prevention
  • Esophageal, Pancreatic, Stomach, Liver, Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease)
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Gallbladder, Bile Duct and Pancreas Diseases
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver/Viral Hepatitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Celiac Disease
  • Barrett’s Esophagus




Colonoscopy is commonly used as a screening tool to prevent and treat colon cancer.

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

ERCP is a procedure that helps your doctor diagnose problems in the liver, gallbladder, pancreas and bile ducts, including gallstones, inflammatory strictures (scars), leaks (from trauma and surgery), jaundice (yellow coloring of the skin), continuous undiagnosed abdominal pain, and cancer.

Esophageal pH Monitoring

An esophageal pH test measures and records the pH levels in your esophagus to determine if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) – the cause of heartburn.

Hydrogen Breath Test

The hydrogen breath test is a test that uses the measurement of hydrogen in the breath to diagnose several conditions that cause gastrointestinal symptoms.

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

PEG is a surgical procedure that places a tube for feeding without having to perform an open operation on the abdomen (laparotomy). It is used in patients who will be unable to take in food by mouth for a prolonged period of time.

Upper GI Endoscopy

Upper GI Endoscopy is a visual examination of the upper intestinal tract using an endoscope, a long, thin tube equipped with a light and a video camera.

Perioperative Anesthesia

Important information & frequently asked questions about anesthesia.