Services & Procedures

Gastroenterology Services in Chester County, PA

Digestive & Colorectal Health Services

Main Line Gastroenterology Associates feature state-of-the-art facilities for a wide variety of both complex and routine gastroenterology procedures.

Our medical team offers specialized services using new techniques and equipment to diagnose and treat diseases of the digestive system.

Main Line Gastroenterology Associates Specialties

Our physicians' commitment to excellence and personalized patient care set the standard for “what gastrointestinal medical care needs to be...”

 

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Colorectal Health

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer includes both cancers of the colon and of the rectum. Most colorectal cancers begin as polyps, which are abnormal growths of tissue cells. Normally these polyps are benign, but over time they can develop into cancer. 

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Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a direct visual examination of the inside lining of the colon (large intestine) with a lighted flexible tube. These instruments transmit light with a flexible bundle of glass fibers...

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Capsule Endoscopy

Video capsule endoscopy is a new noninvasive technology designed for visualization of the small intestine. The small intestine is approximately 18 feet long...

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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy can prevent the development of colon cancer and diagnose other colon conditions. The colon is approximately six feet long...

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Diverticulitis

The inflammation or infection of one or more diverticula in the digestive tract, which are small pouches that form commonly after the age of 40. The inflammation or infection of one of these pouches can lead to many complications and symptoms.

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Chronic Constipation

Constipation is when a person is suffering from the infrequent or tough passing of bowels that can last from several days to as long as several weeks. Constipation is a pretty common among adults, and almost everyone experiences it in their lifetime.

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Gastrointestinal Health

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS is a condition that affects the large intestine. it can cause severe diarrhea and constipation. In order for a diagnosis of IBS to be given, the patient must experience symptoms for at least three months.

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Esophageal Manometry

The esophagus is the tube that carries food and liquid from the throat to the stomach. The wall of the esophagus contains muscle that rhythmically contracts when we swallow. This contraction (peristalsis) is a sweeping wave that carries food down the esophagus...

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Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)

Less than 1% of people in the U.S. have a gluten intolerance, but it can actually be a very serious disease. Get diagnosed before it leads to complications.

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24 Hour pH Monitoring

The lower esophageal sphincter is a specialized muscle at the lower end of the esophagus which remains tightly closed most of the time. This is supposed to open only to allow food and liquids to enter the stomach...

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

IBD consists of both Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. IBD is mostly diagnosed between the ages of 15-30 and affects about 1.4 million people.

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Upper GI Endoscopy

Upper GI endoscopy, sometimes referred to as gastroscopy or EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy), is an examination of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum with a lighted, thin, flexible tube...

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ERCP

ERCP stands for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. A thin, flexible tube with a tiny TV camera on the end (endoscope) is passed through the mouth into the esophagus...

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Pancreatic Disease

The pancreas is a part of the endocrine system, and is the gland that is responsible for regulating insulin and blood glucose levels.It is also responsible for the excretion of the enzymes necessary to digest food...

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Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's Esophagus, also called BE, is a complication of GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) that causes the lining of the esophagus to become more like intestinal tissue...

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