Our team is dedicated to bringing the latest treatment technologies to our patients through our involvement in national clinical research.
We have expertise in all Gastroenterology and Hepatology medical and endoscopic treatments, including common procedures and cutting-edge technologies.
- Abdominal Pain
- Achalasia (Difficulty Swallowing)
- Autoimmune Hepatitis
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Biliary Tract Disease
- Collagenous Colitis
- Colorectal Cancer
- Colorectal Polyps
- Crohn's Disease
- Drug-Induced Liver Disease
- Gallbladder Cancer
- Gastric Ulcers
- Gastroparesis (Delayed Stomach Emptying)
- Heartburn (Acid Reflux)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Intestinal Cancer
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Spastic Colon)
- Liver Tumors
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Obstructive Jaundice
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Pancreatic Cysts
- Pancreatic Disease
- Pancreatic Duct Strictures
- Pelvic Floor Disorders
- Peptic Ulcers (H. pylori)
- Portal Hypertension
- Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)
- Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
- Stomach Cancer
- Stomach Pain
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Varices (of the Esophagus)
The following is a list of some of the diagnostic tests and procedures Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology specializes in. Don't see your test? Call us at (603) 650-5261.
Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
- Bravo Capsule pH Test
Places a small device in the esophagus, or swallowing tube, to measure what happens when a patient feels the symptoms of heartburn.
The doctor uses a thin, flexible tube to examine the large intestine for growths that may lead to colon cancer.
- Electrogastrogram (EGG)
Measures the electrical signals that travel through the muscles of the stomach.
- Endoscopic Ultrasound
Allows your doctor to place an ultrasound probe close to an area where you might have problems, and create images more detailed than those of a traditional ultrasound.
Uses a thin, flexible tube with a tiny video camera on the end to find problems in the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas.
- Esophageal Manometric Motility Study
A way to test the muscles of the esophagus (swallowing tube), as well as the band of muscles at the bottom of the esophagus.
- Esophageal 24-Hour pH Study
Records what happens in the lower esophagus, or swallowing tube, of a patient with heartburn.
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Uses a thin, flexible tube to examine the lower portion of the large intestine (the colon) to check for growths that may lead to colon cancer.
- Needle Liver Biopsy
The doctor removes a tiny sample of the liver to check for signs of liver damage or disease.
- Upper GI Endoscopy
Uses a tiny video camera to look at the swallowing tube (the esophagus), the stomach, and the beginning of the small intestine.
- Video Capsule Endoscopy
The patient swallows a device that creates images of the digestive system that a doctor can later view on a computer.
We have expertise in all Gastroenterology and Hepatology medical and endoscopic treatments, including common procedures and cutting-edge technologies. The following is a partial list of some of the treatments we specialize in. Don't see your treatment? Call us at (603) 650-5261.
- Ablation of Barrett's Esophagus
- Balloon Dilatation (for Achalasia)
- Banding of Esophageal Varices
- Biologic Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Botulinum Toxin Injection (for Achalasia)
- Colon Polypectomy (Polyp Removal)
- Dilation of the Esophagus
- Endoscopic Drainage of Pancreatic Cysts
- Endoscopic treatment for GERD
- Esophageal and Gastric Variceal Sclerotherapy
- Esophageal Prosthesis for Malignant Obstruction
- Gallbladder Removal
- Gallstone Extraction
- Gastric Neurostimulator, or Pacemaker
- Paracentesis (for Ascites)
- Stent Placement
- Stricture Dilatation