Expert gastrointestinal care in Chesterfield County
Everyone experiences digestive problems at some point, whether it's a minor upset stomach or uncomfortable bloating. When you're dealing with an gastrointestinal (GI) condition that's causing pain and affecting your daily life, you can count on the expert gastroenterologists at Johnston-Willis Hospital to diagnose and treat the issue to help you regain your digestive health.
If you have questions about our gastrointestinal services, you can speak to a registered nurse 24/7 by calling (804) 320-3627.
Gastrointestinal disorders and conditions we treat
At Johnston-Willis, our gastrointestinal specialists offer the highest level of care for a wide range of digestive problems and diseases, including:
- Colon and rectal cancers
- Crohn's disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Colon polyps
- Fecal incontinence
- Hemorrhoids and other conditions
Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person's digestive tract. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, your doctor can view pictures of your digestive tract on a color TV monitor. The endoscope can either be inserted orally or rectally, depending on the part of the gastrointestinal tract that requires an exam.
At Johnston-Willis Hospital, we have five dedicated endoscopy suites, which are separate from our traditional operating rooms. We perform procedures such as upper and lower GI endoscopy, bronchial thermoplasty, cancer staging, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in our endoscopy suites.
Gastrointestinal cancer nurse navigator
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be scary, but you don't have to experience it alone. Our nurse navigator is here to support you every step of the way, offering guidance and answering questions, as well as keeping you and your loved ones informed during each stage of your treatment process.
Kari's focus as the gastrointestinal cancer nurse navigator is to help patients and families navigate the complex journey of GI cancer care. She is the resource whose expertise and personal experience will guide you in all aspects of your cancer journey. Kari spent much of her nursing career in medical-surgical and oncology units before becoming a nurse navigator.