The Digestive Care Center relies on several disciplines and state-of-the-art capabilities to evaluate and treat gastrointestinal and motility disorders, liver disease and pancreatic and biliary duct disorders.

One of the primary procedures for diagnosing and treating digestive disorders is endoscopy, a procedure that lets your doctor look inside your body using a small instrument called an endoscope. An endoscope is a long, thin tube with a tiny camera attached to the end. Endoscopy can be used for screening, diagnosis, as well as treatment, such as removing polyps from the colon. There are many different kinds of endoscopy, but the primary types of endoscopy for digestive disorders are:

Other diagnostic and treatment procedures:

Throughout the Sentara system, we offer advanced and specialized services for many digestive disorders, including:

  • Motility studies
  • Liver studies
  • Pancreatic and biliary procedures
  • Gastrointestinal surgeries
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancretography (ERCP)
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostromy (PEG)
  • Tracheostomy
  • Espophagoscopy with Radiofrequency Ablation (BARXX-HALO)
  • Rigid Proctoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound Procedures
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchial Therpmoplasty
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Pain Management Procedures
  • Blood Patch Procedures