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Rely on the experts at Essentia Health to help you manage the symptoms and discomfort associated with digestive health disorders. Our experienced gastroenterologists treat everything from ulcers and acid reflux to liver conditions and Crohn’s disease. We will work with you to diagnosis your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to improve your health and wellbeing.
A gastroenterologist is an internal medicine doctor with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of the liver and digestive system, or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract includes the stomach, intestines, esophagus, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, colon, and rectum.
Talk to your primary care doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:
Your doctor may refer you to a gastroenterologist for more specialized care and diagnostic testing.
See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.
During your first visit, you and your gastroenterologist will discuss your symptoms, lifestyle, diet, and personal and family medical history. Expect a head-to-toe exam and, if necessary, follow-up testing.
After a diagnosis is made, your doctor will talk with you about treatment options.
If your gastroenterologist’s office isn’t near your hometown, ask if your follow-up visits can take place by TeleVideo Exam. You’ll visit your local Essentia clinic and use live video and audio technology to talk to your gastroenterologist. This can save you time and reduce your travel expenses.
The experienced digestive disease specialists at Essentia Health offer comprehensive GI care including the following diagnostic tests and treatments:
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Talk to your doctor to see if you may be eligible to participate in a research study through the Essentia Institute of Rural Health. By participating in a clinical study, you may have access to treatments, medications and medical devices that are not widely available.
To schedule an appointment, call 844-663-1068 from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. You'll need a physician's referral for gastroenterology services in Central Minnesota.