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Gastrointestinal treatment

Ulcer, colon and other GI problems in Columbus, NE

If you type “stomach pain,” “vomiting” or “diarrhea” into an Internet search engine, you aren’t likely to narrow down the possibilities for what is wrong with you. That’s because those three symptoms — and several others, including constipation, nausea and gas — are common in a large number of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. It is impossible to diagnose yourself. So, you come to the experts at Columbus General Surgery, where our doctors have the experience and perform the tests needed to diagnose and treat your problem. 

We provide treatment — including surgical options — for many different GI disorders and diseases, including:

  • Colon cancer
  • Small bowel obstructions
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Esophageal and swallow disorders
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Polyps
  • Diverticulitis

Colonoscopy and cancer screening

Of course, for diseases such as colon cancer, early detection is key. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that beginning at age 45, both men and women at average risk for colon cancer undergo screening. Columbus General Surgery has experienced surgeons who are ready to help.

Cancer of the colon usually develops from polyps — tiny, precancerous growths that form along the inner walls of the bowel. Colonoscopies can help find polyps before they turn cancerous, and our surgeons can remove them without performing a major operation. 

Endoscopy

During endoscopy, a doctor uses an endoscope — a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it — to examine a patient’s digestive tract. During an upper endoscopy, the doctor passes the endoscope through the mouth and throat and into the esophagus. A lower endoscopy is also called a colonoscopy, and can be used to diagnose not only cancer, but many other diseases as well. Our doctors are skilled at performing endoscopies and helping you find the root cause of your symptoms.

To make an appointment or learn more about treatment for GI diseases at Columbus General Surgery, call 402-564-5333.
 

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