Gastroenterology

Our gastroenterologists provide comprehensive, patient-centered services that promote digestive health in adults and children. Specialties include preventive care (including screening colonoscopies) and treatment of stomach and intestinal disorders, such as:

  • Cancers of the digestive system
  • Celiac sprue
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Liver diseases
  • Swallowing problems
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ulcers

We use state-of-the-art technology, including endoscopic ultrasound and high-definition imaging equipment, for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Our team is partnered with Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, the largest group of board-certified gastroenterologists in northern Illinois. Many of our physicians trained at prestigious centers, such as Mayo Clinic, Harvard University, and Cleveland Clinic.

Our gastroenterology program was recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s 2011-2012 “Best Hospitals” list.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

  • Colorectal cancer is America’s number two cancer killer, yet it is one of the most preventable types of cancer. It is often curable when detected early.
  • The lifetime risk of colorectal cancer is roughly equal in men and women.
  • If you are 50 or older, you need to get tested for colorectal cancer. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, you may need earlier screening.
  • It’s now recommended that African Americans begin colorectal cancer screenings at age 45 rather than age 50.

Heartburn

  • More than 60 million Americans have heartburn symptoms at least once a month.
  • Heartburn can be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Without prescription medication, GERD can cause inflammation, ulcers, and precancerous changes in the lining of the esophagus.

Make an Appointment

Please contact Rockford Gastroenterology Associates (RGA) at (815) 397-7340 to schedule an appointment. Patients may choose to have their procedure done at Rockford Memorial Hospital's Endoscopy Center or RGA.