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The Department of Gastroenterology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester examines patients with abdominal pain, and diagnoses and treats all digestive system disorders.

Our gastroenterologists use Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester’s on-site Endoscopy Center to perform endoscopic procedures. Endoscopy involves using thin flexible tubes which transmit images to the doctor via high resolution monitors. This information is used to diagnose and treat a variety of disorders of the gastrointestinal system. We have the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment to ensure a safe and accurate examination.

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Available Tests

Please also visit Colorectal Cancer Screening to learn more about your screening options and information to help you prepare for a colonoscopy.

The following is a list of some of the diagnostic tests and procedures utilized at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester. Don't see your test? Please call us at (603) 695-2840.

  • Colonoscopy
    The doctor uses a thin, flexible tube to examine the large intestine for growths that may lead to colon cancer.
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with biopsy, also known as Upper Endoscopy
    Uses a tiny video camera to look at the swallowing tube (the esophagus), the stomach and the beginning of the small intestine.
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
    This diagnostic procedure uses a thin, flexible tube with a tiny video camera on the end to find problems in the liver, bile ducts and pancreas. This procedure is performed in the hospital.
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
    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. This procedure is performed in local hospitals by physicians from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
    This diagnostic technology uses X-rays to make images of your body in a cross-sectional way.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    An MRI is a diagnostic technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to generate cross-sectional pictures of the body and has essentially no risk to the patient. The Manchester Radiology Department uses the Siemens Magnetom Espree (Open Bore MRI). The Espree MRI is particularly helpful for patients with severe claustrophobia or with weight limits which preclude examination in traditional MRI systems. The Espree MRI is powerful and fast; it provides images with great detail and it has a significantly wider and shorter opening.
  • Video Capsule Endoscopy
    In this procedure, the patient swallows a pill-sized device that creates images of the digestive system that a doctor can later view on a computer.

Please also visit Colorectal Cancer Screening to learn more about your screening options and information to help you prepare for a colonoscopy.

Available Treatments

  • Argon plasma coagulation
  • Hepatitis A & B vaccinations
  • Hepatitis B treatment
  • Hepatitis C treatment
  • Polypectomy
  • Remicade infusions
  • Treatment of varices of the esophagus
  • Palliation of malignancies of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary tract using stents
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