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Anal Manometry

Anal manometry is used to identify the underlying cause of common problems such as fecal incontinence and constipation in order to determine the best treatment.


Capsule Endoscopy

applying adhesive electrodes to your abdomen that are attached to a data recorder which is worn on a belt around the waist.


Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is an exam in which a flexible tube with a fiber optic light and camera (colonoscope) is passed through the rectum along the full length of the colon (large intestine). It is done to screen for colon cancer and to diagnose diseases of the bowel such as colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis.


Endocinch

Endocinch is an endoscopic technique used to reinforce the lower esophageal sphincter. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).


Enteroscopy

Enteroscopy is similar to upper endoscopy, but uses a longer endoscope. This allows physicians to see farther into the small bowel to detect obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, arteriovenous malformations or small-bowel tumors.


Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

ERCP, or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, uses endoscopy and X-ray to diagnose and treat diseases of the gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas and liver. ERCP may be used to enlarge the opening of a duct, put a stent in place to permit the duct to drain, remove gallstones trapped in the duct, or obtain tissue samples of the liver or pancreas for biopsy.


Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

The procedure is similar to an upper endoscopy exam, but the scope is additionally equipped with ultrasound technology to help assess tissues below the surface of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. The ultrasound component uses sound waves to create a picture of the inside of the body and is used to assess possible tumors of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, gall bladder and liver, and chest cavity tumors. It is also used to evaluate abdominal pain and diseases of the pancreas, such as pancreatitis, and gallbladder, like gallstones and bile duct obstructions.


Impedance & Motility Testing

Sophisticated multichannel intraluminal impedance (MII) testing is used to detect all episodes of reflux and characterize them as acid or non-acid. This improves treatment for patients who have not obtained relief from acid-suppressive therapy. Motility testing examines the function of the esophagus to diagnose swallowing disorders and non-cardiac chest pain. MII enhances conventional motility studies to improve diagnose of disorders such as scleroderma and achalsia.


Upper Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy is an exam in which a flexible tube with a fiber optic light and camera (endoscope) is passed down the esophagus into the stomach and the duodenum (the upper section of the small intestines).

This procedure is done to assess symptoms of acid reflux (GERD), gastric ulcers, inflammation of the esophagus (heartburn), difficulty swallowing, and other symptoms. Unlike colonoscopies, upper endoscopies are not done for screening purposes.

Your physician will determine if you need this procedure based on a physical exam and evaluation of your symptoms, such as pain, heartburn, anemia, and weight loss.


Spiral Enteroscopy

Spiral enteroscopy is a minimally invasive technique to perform therapeutic procedures in the small bowel without invasive surgery. The small bowel has been difficult to access until recently, and treatments to the area have traditionally been surgical.


Women's GI Health Center

The Hartford HealthCare Women’s GI Health Center provides a comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, surgeries, and treatment for a full range of GI disorders, with specific focus in IBS, GERD, and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.

Gastroenterology Division