Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Pinehurst Medical Clinic, Inc., focuses on disorders related to the digestive system including both short-term conditions and chronic, lifelong diseases. These conditions may involve the liver, stomach, colon (intestine), biliary tract, gallbladder and bowel. Our gastroenterologists diagnose and treat a broad range of diseases, from irritable bowel syndrome and gallstones to inflammatory bowel disease and cancer of the stomach, liver or related organs.
The most advanced techniques are used to diagnose and treat these conditions. Treatment may include medication, surgery, or non-invasive interventions, as well as changes in diet and lifestyle. When appropriate, our gastroenterologists will recommend clinical trials at tertiary academic institutions, such as the University of North Carolina or Duke University. In some cases, investigational therapies may be more effective than standard therapies.
Biliary tract disorders (bile duct stones, bile duct strictures, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, gallstones)
Colorectal and other GI cancers and tumors (colorectal, esophageal, liver, pancreas, and stomach cancers, carcinoid tumors)
Diseases of the colon (colonic diverticular disease, colonic dysmotility)
Diseases of the pancreas (acute and chronic pancreatitis, hereditary pancreatitis)
Diseases of the stomach (circulatory problems of the GI tract, gastroparesis, ulcers, bleeding from peptic ulcers)
Disorders of malabsorption (celiac sprue, Whipple’s disease)
Esophageal disorders (Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal dilation, esophageal motility, foreign body removal, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), esophageal varices)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, infectious colitis)
Liver disease (cirrhosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C (HCV))
Other GI diseases and disorders (bleeding in the GI tract, constipation, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, Helicobacter pylori infection, iron deficiency anemia)
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) –
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