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The Digestive System

The body’s digestive system is a complex tool that transforms nutrients in food into energy and gets rid of waste. Its organs and tissues run all the way from the mouth to the anus and incorporate the esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, small bowel (small intestine) and colon (large intestine), as well as the liver and pancreas. Digestive disorders may disrupt one or more parts of the process and cause anything from mild discomfort to debilitating pain and embarrassment.

If you are suffering from a digestive disorder, Sentara is here to help.

At Sentara our physicians an nurses are here to guide you on your journey back to a healthy life. Our comprehensive team approach begins with advanced diagnostic equipment and incorporates state-of-the-art medical and surgical techniques, innovative pain relief methods and supportive follow-up care after treatment. Sentara doctors emphasize minimally invasive procedures which result in smaller incisions and less pain for many surgical patients, as well as hospital stays that are often less than half of those needed after a traditional open operation.

Sentara doctors offer compassionate expertise in the management of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.

Some of the common disorders treated by Sentara’s team of experts include:

 Anal Abscess/Fistula
 Anal Fissure
 Bowel Incontinence
 Colon Cancer
 Colon and Rectal Polyps
 Constipation
 Crohn's Disease
 Diverticulitis
 Hemorrhoids
 Pelvic Floor Disorders
 Pilonidal Disease
 Pruritis Ani and Other Skin Disorders
 Rectal Cancer
 Rectal Prolapse
 Stoma Care (Ostomy Care)
 Ulceritive Colitis

 

 

Learn more about our colorectal physicians and services at Sentara hospitals:

 Sentara CarePlex Hospital

 Sentara Leigh Hospital

 
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

 Sentara Obici Hospital

 
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

 
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital






 


 


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