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Gastroenterology Services

Digestive Disorders at Danbury Hospital provides leading edge diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of digestive diseases and conditions. 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.

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

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

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 and pancreatitis.

Esophageal manometry and pH testing: Testing to evaluate how well your esophagus works using the Bravo capsule.

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

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.