If you are living with a gastrointestinal (GI) condition, procedures offered by the experienced surgeons at MultiCare can help.
Digestive diseases affect your digestive, or GI, tract. Your GI tract includes your esophagus, gallbladder, large and small intestines, liver, pancreas, and stomach. These organs work together to process foods and drinks and turn them into energy and building blocks for your cells. When the GI tract does not work the way it should, you may have a digestive disease, such as:
If you have a digestive disease, you may experience a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including:
If you have symptoms of a digestive disease, your primary care provider may recommend you see a GI specialist known as a gastroenterologist. Gastroenterologists can conduct tests to let you know what’s bothering you. They have a number of tests available including:
Not every digestive disease needs to be treated with surgery. But if you need surgery, the skilled surgeons at MultiCare are trained to perform a number of advanced procedures to help you feel better.
Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive surgery to help correct your condition. Our surgeons are skilled at procedures to remove the gallbladder, repair hernias (holes in the abdominal wall that can be painful and uncomfortable), and address other conditions, such as ulcerative colitis.
Our surgeons are so skilled in minimally invasive surgeries that they train other surgeons through a fellowship program at MultiCare. So whatever GI procedure you need, rest assured that you have access to the expertise necessary to help you feel better.