Digestive Care

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Digestive Care

Find digestive relief—visit a gastroenterologist

Gastroenterology, a branch of medicine that deals with digestive diseases, focuses on diseases involving the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines (colon), liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

Gastroenterologists diagnose and treat diseases of the digestive system such as:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abnormal X-ray findings
  • Colon cancer
  • Colon polyps
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Diverticulitis
  • Esophageal reflux
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal disease (GERD)
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Jaundice
  • Liver disease
  • Malabsorption
  • Nausea
  • Postoperative colon tests
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Spastic colon
  • Ulcers
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Vomiting

Gastroenterologists perform outpatient colonoscopies, liver biopsies, and endoscopic examinations of the esophagus, stomach, small and large bowel. Your gastroenterologist frequently works with surgeons before and after an operation to help select the best operation for a particular patient and provide follow-up care relevant to the particular digestive disorder.

Freeman Center for Digestive Health

3333 McIntosh Circle Dr.
Joplin, MO

Freeman Neosho Physician Group

336 S. Jefferson St.
Neosho, MO