At miVIP Surgery Centers we work with many of the best gastroenterology doctors in the nation. The board-certified GI specialists at miVIP have expertise in providing minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedures that help keep your GI tract healthy. At miVIP, our physicians treat a range of digestive diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) system, including conditions involving the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, bile ducts, liver and pancreas.
Choose Minimally Invasive Gastroenterology Diagnosis & Treatment
Gastroenterologists at miVIP specialize in providing minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat many GI problems including, but not limited to:
- Biliary tract problems
- Colon polyps
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) & acid reflux (Diagnostic)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Internal hemorrhoids
- Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
- Ulcers (peptic ulcers, gastric ulcers)
The gastroenterologist may also recommend blood tests and other diagnostics. In some cases, the GI doctor will refer you to one of our general surgeons, who can provide collaborative care and surgical treatment for related conditions, including:
- Colon Cancer
- Gallbladder disease, gallbladder polyps, gallstones
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) & acid reflux (Surgical Treatment)
- Hernias that involve the GI system (hiatal hernia)
The World-Class GI Doctors at miVIP Are Here to Help
The aim of our physicians is to use the least invasive surgical techniques available to help resolve your condition. They have expertise in using the da Vinci® Surgical System for minimally invasive, robotic-assisted procedures that allow for a reduced risk of complications, minimal scarring, superior outcomes, and a faster recovery.* When appropriate, our GI doctors also use other advanced technologies, such as endoscopy and laparoscopy.
Each of our world-class surgeons is board-certified, and holds the highest accreditations. With every procedure scheduled at miVIP Surgery Centers, the surgeon is assisted by a skilled medical team. The entire team at miVIP is committed to providing you the highest level of safety and comfort to ease you through your treatment experience.
Call miVIP at (855) 686-4847 for a free insurance verification and an evaluation with a gastroenterologist
Most gastroenterology diagnostic and treatment procedures at miVIP Surgery Centers involve sedation and are provided on an outpatient basis, including but not limited to:
Upper Endoscopy, or Esophagogastroduodenscopy (EGD) — Once the patient is sedated under general anesthesia for this diagnostic procedure, the GI physician places a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera attached into the patient’s mouth and down the throat to detect ulcers, tumors, inflammation, infection, or bleeding in the esophagus, stomach, and the upper section of the small intestine (duodenum). The upper endoscopy, or EGD, is used to identify the cause of gastritis or related conditions and determine proper treatment.
Lower GI Endoscopy, or Colonoscopy — During this outpatient procedure, a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera attached is passed through the rectum, allowing the physician to clearly see into the lower gastrointestinal tract or colon (large intestine, sigmoid colon and small bowel terminal ileum). A colonoscopy can provide both diagnosis and treatment in a single minimally invasive procedure. It allows the physician to detect abnormal growths, such as polyps that may be pre-cancerous, and remove them for proper pathological analysis in the lab.
GI-related treatments that are typically referred to a general surgeon may include:
GERD & Acid Reflux Procedures — After diagnosing the underlying cause of your acid reflux, the GI doctor may refer you to a general surgeon for a minimally invasive Nissen Fundoplication surgery (wrapping the top of the stomach around the lower esophagus to stop reflux) or the LINX® Reflux Management System (a flexible band of interlinked beads that is surgically placed to tighten the upper stomach opening). One of these procedures may be performed in conjunction with a hiatal hernia repair, if needed.
To learn about other minimally invasive GI procedures and related and related treatments provided at miVIP Surgery Centers, call us at (844) 237-6057. We’ll verify your insurance and schedule an evaluation with a doctor.
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