Your Best Medicine Gives You Answers
At Barnes-Jewish St. Peters 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.
Colonoscopy screening is an important part of digestive care. 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.
Some of the common procedures performed by our digestive disease team include:
- Video capsule study (PillCam)
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- 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
- Excessive gas
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Blood in the stool
- Persistent heartburn
- Unexplained weight loss
- Nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty swallowing
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