Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Livonia Health Center

The Gastroenterology Division provides full endoscopic services including:                         
  • esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • small bowel enteroscopy
  • colonoscopy
  • dilation (esophageal, pyloric/gastric, biliary)
  • endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • laser therapies
  • polypectomy (both upper and lower)
  • variceal sclerosis and laparoscopy

The faculty involved in these subspecialty clinics are also involved in relevant clinical research programs and protocols. The Gastroenterology Division conducts and participates in many pharmaceutical clinical investigations managed by the GI Clinical Studies Office. In addition, the following tests are provided through the GI Physiology and Manometry Laboratory:

  • 24-hour pH monitoring of esophagus
  • Anorectal manometry (including biofeedback)
  • Basal esophageal manometry and pH testing
  • Biliary manometry
  • Colonic transit testing
  • 14C-urea breath test for Helicobacter pylori
  • Dual monitoring of upper and lower esophageal pH
  • Electrogastrography
  • Esophageal provocative testing
  • Gastric acid analysis
  • Gastroduodenal manometry
  • Hydrogen breath testing (glucose, lactose, sucrose, fructose)
  • Pancreatic function test
  • Secretin stimulation test
  • Sham feeding for completeness of vagotomy
  • Small bowel perfusion - intestinal