A Full Range of Therapeutic Procedures for GI Disorders
The Georgia Regents Medical Center Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology offers the area’s widest selection of conventional and advanced therapies to treat everything from simple to highly complex gastrointestinal and liver disorders.
These include the following conventional therapies:
- Botulinum Toxin. To relax muscles and treat achalasia, paralyzed stomach or anal fissures that are not healing.
- Endoscopic band legation. A procedure in which a physician uses a scope to place tiny bands around the base of internal hemorrhoids to cut off circulation. The hemorrhoids wither and fall off.
- Endoscopic stenting. A physician places hollow tubes or stents to open areas of the digestive tract narrowed by stones, tumors or other problems in the esophagus, bile ducts, duodenum or colon.
- Laser argon plasma coagulation and tumor ablation. An endoscopic procedure in which a physician delivers thermal energy to control GI bleeding or ablate tumors or treat Barretts Esophagus (Barryx).
- Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. A procedure in which an endoscope is inserted through the mouth and into the stomach for the placement of a feeding tube.
- Percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy. A surgical procedure during which a feeding tube is placed into the small intestine.
- Polypectomy: This procedure involves passing a wire loop around a polyp and removing this precancerous or cancerous growth. This can be done in the stomach, small bowel or colon. Advanced procedures such as saline-assisted polypectomy are also available.
In addition, we offer many advanced therapies not available at other area hospitals.
Request an online appointment now or call 706-721-9522 to speak to a member of our Care Team.