Digestive Health

Patients with digestive disorders are treated at Trinity by our specialized gastroenterologists. These physicians have extensive experience in treatment and training for diseases of the digestive tract.

Board-certified specialists offer a comprehensive range of GI (gastro-intestinal) subspecialties, including treatment for diseases of the upper tract, like the esophagus, stomach and small intestines (duodenum); the lower GI tract, like the large intestine, colon and rectum; as well as the liver, gall bladder, biliary tract and pancreas.

Procedures such as appendectomies and operations that correct stomach issues are among the most common. Specific conditions treated include:

  • Gastrointestinal motility disorders
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Ucerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diverticular disease
  • Acute and chronic hepatitis
  • Chronic liver failure
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Biliary tract disorders
  • Tumors of the liver
  • Unexplained abdominal pain
  • Pancreatitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Vomiting syndromes

Specialized Digestive Care Services Include:

Gastro-intestinal Cancer services

Diagnosing and treating esophageal, gastric, intestinal, colorectal, liver and pancreatic cancers. 

Neurogastroenterology and Motility program

Diagnosing and treating patients with symptoms of GI motility disturbances (difficulty swallowing, nausea and vomiting, constipation and diarrhea, obstructed defecation); diagnosing and treating patients with irritable bowel syndrome and functional bowel disease.

Chronic heartburn

Diagnosing and treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (known as GERD), particularly patients with persisting symptoms despite therapy and complicated reflux disease; diagnosing and treating complications of reflux disease including strictures, Barrett's esophagus.

Nutrition services

Management of nutritional deficiencies and supplementation with intravenous or oral supplements.
Patients with digestive disorders often require surgical treatment performed by one of Trinity's general surgeons.

Patients with digestive disorders often require surgical treatment performed by one of Trinity's general surgeons. View more information on general surgery.

Endoscopy Services

Trinity provides modern endoscopy and a motility facility, fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, and is committed to providing cutting-edge technology for optimal patient care. 

Trinity's medical experts provide both outpatient and inpatient endoscopy facilities with specialized, leading-edge equipment, including endoscopic ultrasound, esophageal manometry and interventional endoscopy, including ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography), an endoscopic evaluation of the bile and pancreatic ducts. Endoscopy services are provided at Trinity's Rock Island and Bettendorf campuses.