Physicians of general gastroenterology have broad interests in gastrointestinal diseases and expertise to evaluate and manage challenging diagnostic cases.
Patients may be referred to general gastroenterology with gastrointestinal symptoms that are not initially clearly related to a particular GI subspecialty. Patients may be referred to related subspecialty or other medical specialties for continued care after evaluation.
GERD / TIF
Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) is an incisionless procedure that treats GERD at its source. This approach uses the EsophyX® device to reconstruct an antireflux valve to restore the body’s natural protection against refflux.
In a hiatal hernia, part of your stomach pushes up into an opening (the hiatus) in your diaphragm. The diaphragm is the muscle between your stomach and your chest.