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The gastrointestinal tract (GI), also known as the digestive system, is responsible for digesting and moving food, absorbing nutrients, and removing waste from the body.

This system includes such body parts as the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

Gastroenterology is a specialized area of medicine that focuses on the GI tract, its parts and functions. Gastroenterologists are medical doctors that have received extensive specialized training in order to be able to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions pertaining to the GI tract. Some of these conditions include:

  • Ulcers
  • IBS
  • Acid reflux
  • Jaundice
  • Hepatitis C
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Polyps or other growths
  • Colon cancer

Our Gastroenterology Providers

Jessica R. Brown, MD

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LaVelle A. Ellis, MD

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Paul A. Johnson, MD

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April Leonard, APRN

April Leonard, APRN

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Our team of gastroenterologists uses the most advanced technology to accurately diagnose and treat a number of GI related conditions. They perform such procedures as:

Endoscopic ultrasound – a procedure to examine the inside of a person’s digestive tract. The doctor uses a thin, flexible tube with an attached camera and light to view the inside of the stomach or intestines. An endoscopy can help the doctor determine the cause of abnormal symptoms the patient might be experiencing and remove a sample of tissue to send to the laboratory for further testing.

Colonoscopies – a colonoscopy is performed in order to view the inside of the colon to determine if there are polyps that need to be removed or any signs of colorectal cancer. This type of screening is one of the best ways to prevent colon cancer and should be done regularly if you are over 50 years old or at a higher risk of developing this type of cancer.

Providing Comprehensive Care for Patients Since 1934

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(785) 827-7261

Providing Comprehensive Care for Patients Since 1934

Request an appointment today.

(785) 827-7261