Your Best Medicine Gives You Answers
At Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital, you can expect a fast, accurate diagnosis for a wide range of digestive diseases. Our award-winning team of gastroenterology experts offer the convenience of same-day test results coupled with the high-quality care you need.
With our team of board-certified gastroenterologists and anesthesiologists, you’ll receive unmatched digestive care from a specialized BJC HealthCare team, who are experts in the complexities of GI diseases. Alongside them, our endoscopy and postoperative nurses are certified in some of the most advanced GI technology available.
Colonscopy for Colorectal Cancer
Colonoscopy screening is an important part of digestive care and colorectal cancer is treatable when caught early. Our specialists recommend an annual colonoscopy screening for everyone over age 50. Through this procedure, we can successfully and quickly diagnose colon and rectum problems. If colon cancer is present, routine screenings increase the likelihood of earlier detection, allowing for more effective treatment options.
If you have concerns about your colon health and would like to schedule a colonoscopy, call 636.928.9355 or speak with your primary care doctor.
Procedures performed by our digestive disease team include:
- Video capsule study (PillCam)
(Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital)
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should talk with your doctor about scheduling an appointment with one of our specialists.
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal swelling
- Blood in the stool
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Difficulty swallowing
- Excessive gas
- Nausea and vomiting
- Persistent heartburn
- Unexplained weight loss