Gastrointestinal Services

Gastrointestinal Services

You need not suffer with the discomfort of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders for years instead of taking simple steps to diagnose and treat your condition. Chronic GI disorders shouldn't dominate your life. At Encino Hospital Medical Center, we offer advanced technology, along with a skilled staff, ready to help ease your pain.

Caring for a Broad Range of Conditions

The GI tract is a complicated system that may result in disorders that can affect your health. Encino Hospital’s Gastroenterology Lab (GI Lab) has undergone major enhancements and upgrades to greatly improve the quality of care we offer our patients. We diagnose and treat a broad range of problems including:

  • abdominal pain
  • bowel incontinence
  • cancers of the esophagus, stomach, intestine and rectum
  • cirrhosis of the liver
  • colitis and other colon disorders
  • colon cancer screening
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • diverticular disease
  • hemorrhoids
  • hepatitis (diagnosis and management) and other liver diseases
  • gastro-esophageal reflux (heartburn)
  • gallbladder stones
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • pancreatic disease
  • polyps (tumors)
  • proctitis
  • rectal bleeding
  • swallowing disorders
  • ulcers

Advanced Technology

Encino Hospital Medical Center offers advanced technology designed for detecting, diagnosing and treating your gastrointestinal disorder as well as making you as comfortable as possible throughout your procedure. Here are just a few of the tools used for testing and surgical intervention:

  • argon plasma coagulator
  • bispectral monitoring
  • conscious sedation
  • digital fluoroscopy