Common Digestive Problems
When you consider the size of the digestive tract and its many complex functions, it's no
wonder that digestive problems are a common medical complaint. Nausea, constipation,
diarrhea, gas, heartburn...In many cases, such symptoms are not a sign of major illness, but
still result in significant discomfort.
However, when serious problems along the digestive tract occur, they require prompt
medical intervention. Gastrointestinal (GI) procedures are used to diagnose a variety of
diseases including ulcers, colitis, gallbladder stones, and cancer.
In the past, GI problems were sometimes difficult - and painful - to diagnose. Today, video
endoscopy has revolutionized examination of the digestive tract. With this highly
specialized technique, physicians use endoscopes and radiology equipment to "look
inside" the GI tract without having to perform surgery. For patients, endoscopy means
greater comfort, more reliable detection of disease, and more precise treatment. It's a
The GI Center at St. Michael Hospital offers patients state-of-the-art medical technology in
comfortable, convenient surroundings. Our specialized staff includes physicians who are
highly trained and credentialed gastroenterologists, and registered nurses with advanced
training in GI care.
For more information on the GI Center at St. Michael Hospital, please call