OSF St. Joseph Medical Center

Bloomington, Illinois

Gastroenterology at OSF St. Joseph

Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile duct and liver. Our patients are served by independent board-certified gastroenterologists. Our team is highly skilled, licensed nursing professionals with ICU, surgery, and recovery experience, as well as Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification and specialized training. Twenty-four hour coverage is provided with the on-call staff.

Gastroenterologists (commonly called GI doctors) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington offer advanced GI procedures for pancreas and biliary disease such as Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS). The team also offers ablation for treatment of Barrett’s esophagus, which is a precursor to esophageal cancer. In addition, OSF St. Joseph is one of the few facilities that offers BRAVO pH monitoring for the evaluation of reflux disease.

OSF Medical Group-Gastroenterology team focuses on caring for adult patients' gastrointestinal issues.

Some common services include:

  • Barrett’s Esophagus treatment
  • Celiac disease
  • Crohn's
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal disorders
  • Gall bladder and biliary tract disorders
  • GERD
  • Hepatitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Liver diseases
  • Liver disease - Hepatitis C
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Stomach and intestinal issues
  • Ulcers
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Some common procedures include:

  • Brav0 24 Hour PH study
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Diagnostic EGD
  • Diagnostic and screening colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound System (EUS)*
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCP)
  • Fecal transplants
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Halo Ablation
  • Manometry
  • PEG Tube Insertion