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Lakeshore Gastroenterology and Liver Disease Institute doctors are the experts in compassionate patient care.
For Patients With Disorders of the Liver, Gallbladder, Bile Ducts, or Pancreas, Our Specialists Are Qualified To Evaluate And Manage These Conditions
Our gastroenterologist specialists have experience providing comprehensive treatment for a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas and biliary systems. Our doctors use innovative technology and advanced endoscopic procedures to find the cause of your abdominal pain and discomfort. We are experts in providing effective treatment to lower your risk of recurring problems, and get you back to living comfortably.
WHAT IS PANCREATIC AND BILIARY DISEASE?
Our gastroenterologists specialize in the digestive system and treatment of pancreatic and biliary disorders. The biliary system consists of the organs and ducts that are responsible for producing and sending bile through the digestive tract. Bile is a liquid produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder, playing an important role in the digestive process.
One of the most common problems includes gallstones which can block the bile duct and lead to pancreatitis and jaundice. These symptoms can cause sudden and severe pain. Other serious diseases of the bile system include cholecystitis (an inflammation of the gallbladder) and pancreatitis (an inflammation of the pancreas). The pancreas and biliary tract are so key to digestion that when they are not working properly, the presenting symptoms can often affect the entire body.
All of these conditions require prompt treatment to prevent more serious health risks. If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms of pancreatic or biliary disease, you can have an evaluation with one of Lakeshore Gastroenterology and Liver Disease Institute experienced doctor's.
WHAT ARE SOME COMMON CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PANCREATIC AND BILIARY DISEASE?
Stones or a mass in the gastrointestinal organs
WHAT SYMPTOMS CAN WE HELP EVALUATE?
Abdominal bloating or severe stomach pain
Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin
Pain, chills, fever
WHAT IS HEPATITIS and LIVER DISEASE?
For patients with liver disease, Lakeshore Gastroenterology and Liver Disease Institute offer a variety of innovative treatment options. There are a variety of factors that can lead to liver disease, including genetically inherited diseases or environmental stressors, such as infection and alcohol abuse. Our physicians are able to treat liver damage caused by infections, Hepatitis B or C, and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), a buildup of fat in the liver.
If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms of liver disease or hepatitis, you can have an evaluation with an experienced Lakeshore Gastroenterology and Liver Disease Institute doctor.
WHAT ARE SOME COMMON CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH LIVER DISEASE?
Ascites fluid accumulation
Liver damage from alcohol
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Unexplained weight loss
WHAT SYMPTOMS CAN WE HELP EVALUATE?
Abdominal pain or bloating
Chronic fatigue and weakness
Dark urine color
Jaundice (skin or eyes that appear yellow in tone)
Loss of appetite
Nausea or vomiting
Pale, bloody or tar-colored stool
WHAT ARE MY TREATMENT OPTIONS?
After an expert evaluation, our doctors offer the latest diagnostic, treatment and advanced endoscopic imaging techniques including Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and interventional endoscopy, including stents, and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS). The procedures allow physicians to open blocked ducts or use a variety of treatment options.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOUR CONSULTATION?
After your appointment, your Doctor will discuss an individual treatment plan with you and you will receive a visit summary. In addition to the appointment notes, you may receive a medication and a test order summary.
You will be given information about what you need to know to prepare for any tests or procedures. At that time we can give you with a summary about a variety of conditions related to your circumstances.
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AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
After your appointment you will receive a visit summary. We include everything you need to know about any tests or procedures your doctor has ordered. In addition to the notes from your visit, we can give you more reading about a variety of conditions related to your circumstances.