34 Maple St. Norwalk, CT 06856

Gastroenterology Services

Our Digestive Disease Center, staffed by renowned, fellowship-trained gastroenterologists, is a major teaching site for the Yale School of Medicine. We use advanced diagnostic and treatment technology in a compassionate and supportive manner.

We’re here to help you get back to your normal life, providing expert care that is personalized, attentive and focused on finding the best treatment for you.We offer advanced technology and provide individualized treatment for every patient. Our services include:

Ablation therapy for Barrett’s esophagus: Removal of precancerous cells in the esophagus. We offer three types of endoscopic (through a scope) ablation, including radiofrequency ablation, cryotherapy and electrocautery.

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA): An endoscopic (through a scope), non-surgical technique to remove precancerous tissue in patients with Barrett’s esophagus.

Colon cancer screening

Colonoscopy: A scope is used to examine the large intestine for potentially precancerous polyps, colon tumors or areas of inflammation or infection.

Colonoscopy: Third Eye Retroscopic: Advanced colonoscopy technique providing a backward (retroscopic) view, allowing your doctor to detect polyps in hard-to- see bends and folds in the colon that might be missed with a traditional colonoscopy.

Cryotherapy: The use of ultra-cold nitrogen gas to destroy cancerous or precancerous tissue in the esophagus and stomach.

Double balloon-assisted enteroscopy: We are one of only two Connecticut hospitals offering this advanced, non-surgical procedure to evaluate and treat bleeding, polyps and/or cancer in the entire small intestine.

Endoscopy: Also called upper endoscopy, a scope is used to examine the lining of the esophagus, stomach and upper small intestine.

Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR): The non-surgical removal of superficial cancers of the esophagus and stomach.

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and fine-needle aspiration: A diagnostic test to obtain cells for testing for suspected lung, pancreas, esophagus, stomach and bile duct cancer and for the non-surgical evaluation of complex gallstone disease.

Esophageal manometry and pH testing: Testing to evaluate how well your esophagus works.

Lactose tolerance testing: A breathing test that diagnoses lactose intolerance, which is the inability to digest lactose, the primary sugar found in dairy products.

LINX Reflux Management System for treatment of GERD: A minimally invasive procedure to treat GERD by strengthening the weak lower esophageal sphincter (LES) that is the root cause.

Wireless capsule endoscopy: A tiny wireless camera that sits inside a vitamin-sized capsule that you swallow so it can take pictures of your digestive tract, particularly the small intestine, as it travels through.

Laparoscopic fundoplication for GERD (Nissen procedure):  A minimally invasive surgical procedure, where a piece of the stomach is wrapped around the esophagus to prevent reflux.

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