Our team of gastroenterology specialists are all board-certified experts who provide patients with exceptional quality care, safety, and service. The gastroenterologists practicing at the Black Hills Surgical Hospital have extensive formal training and practical experience in gastrointestinal disorders, diseases, and endoscopic procedures and specialize in the prevention and treatment of disorders of the digestive system, including the liver and pancreas. At our state-of-the-art facility, our specialists offer comprehensive consultative and treatment services with support from certified nurse practitioners and a team of nursing staff.

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A colonoscopy procedure is done to look at the inside of the colon and the rectum using a colonoscope, which is a long, flexible tube with a video camera and light on the end. The purpose of this procedure is to screen for colorectal cancer or prevent it by removing polyps. It can also be used to find out why you may be experiencing changes in bowel movements, rectal bleeding, or unexplained weight loss.

Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (EGD)

Similar to a colonoscopy, an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy uses a flexible tube with a camera to see issues in the gut, called an endoscope. The purpose of this procedure is to help diagnose and treat symptoms and conditions affecting the esophagus, stomach, and upper intestine, including cancer, celiac disease, and other related abnormalities.


Signs You May Need to See a Gastroenterologist:

  • Blood in your stool
  • Constipation
  • Dark urine
  • Due for a colonoscopy
  • Excessive gas
  • Feeling of unusual bloating
  • Frequent or severe heartburn
  • Light-colored stools
  • Ongoing diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Sudden/severe abdominal pain
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Yellowing skin and eyes

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