Gastroenterology Specialist

Riverview Surgical Center

Surgery Center located in South Sioux City, NE

Riverview Surgical Center in South Sioux City, Nebraska, is fully equipped to diagnose and treat acute or chronic gastrointestinal conditions, like irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers. The experienced medical team offer solutions to treat pain and other symptoms that interfere with your quality of life. They provide state of the art equipment for diagnosis and treatment of your gastrointestinal symptoms. For more information, call your gastroenterologist or Riverview Surgical Center today.

Gastroenterology

What is gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is a field of medicine that deals with acute and chronic conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract, including your:

  • Liver
  • Rectum
  • Stomach
  • Pancreas
  • Esophagus
  • Gallbladder
  • Small intestines
  • Colon
  • Sigmoid colon

The Riverview Surgical Center medical team offers on-site diagnostics to identify the root cause of your pain and other symptoms common with gastrointestinal issues. They are also experienced in designing treatment plans to address your symptoms and improve your gastrointestinal health.


What are common gastrointestinal conditions?

The Riverview Surgical Center team can diagnose and treat a variety of gastrointestinal issues. They can help you address conditions like:

  • Ulcers
  • Liver failure
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Tumors
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gallbladder stones
  • Intestinal bleeding 
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Doctors can also evaluate and remove polyps and cancerous growths that develop in various locations along the gastrointestinal tract.


How are gastrointestinal problems treated?

The skilled physicians at Riverview Surgical Center will offer a variety of treatment options to improve the function of your gastrointestinal system.

For conditions like chronic acid reflux or irritable bowel syndrome, your doctor may recommend a combination of lifestyle changes, diet changes, and medications.

If you have chronic pain from polyps or other abnormal growths, your Riverview Surgical Center provider may recommend a procedure such as a colonoscopy or an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). 

An EGD is a procedure that examines the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine called the duodenum using a long flexible tube with a camera at the end of it. The scope is inserted into the mouth and advanced along the gastrointestinal tract. 

A colonoscopy is an exam used to detect changes and abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum. A long, flexible tube is inserted into the rectum, and a small video camera at the tip of the tube allows your physician to view the inside of the colon. 

These procedures are also available to diagnose unexplained pain and to repair injuries caused by direct trauma. These procedures are often performed under moderate sedation during an outpatient short stay. 

If your life is disrupted by issues like chronic abdominal pain or persistent diarrhea, don’t delay diagnosis and contact your doctor at Riverview Surgical Center today.