The Gastroenterology Division provides ambulatory (outpatient) consultative services to patients at the Northville Health Center for the evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic disorders. Gastroenterology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal system of the body, which includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and biliary tract. Typical symptoms of gastroenterological diseases include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, jaundice, and bleeding. In addition, tests are provided through the GI Physiology Laboratory.
These are the tests that are currently being offered at the NHC:
- Colonic transit testing
- 13C Urea Breath Test for H-Pylori
- Hydrogen breath testing (Glucose, Lactose, Sucrose & Fructose)
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Patency Capsule.
The Gastroenterology Division has created the following subspecialty clinics to better direct our clinical expertise to meet the needs of referring physicians and their patients:
- Esophageal/Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD)
- General Gastroenterology
- Digestive Health Center
- Functional Bowel Disorders
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Liver Disease
- Liver Transplant
- Michigan Bowel Control Program
- Motility Disorders
- Pancreatic and Biliary Disorders
- Wilson's Disease Center of Excellence
Learn more about gastroenterology services at U of M.