Good Samaritan Hospital's nationally recognized gastroenterology department
provides diagnostic and treatment services to patients with diseases and
disorders affecting the digestive tract. Patients suffering from stomach
pain, ulcers, cancers, heartburn, hemorrhoids and gallstones have found
the help they needed here. Physicians who practice at Good Samaritan Hospital
use the most advanced technology and minimally invasive surgical procedures
to treat all digestive disorders - from the simple to the very complex.
An outstanding medical team specializes in conditions that affect the
pancreatic and biliary ductal systems and the hospital serves as a regional
referral center for these disorders and diseases. Good Samaritan Hospital
is one of a few centers nationwide with the expertise to use laser lithotripsy
to destroy stones that form in the biliary tract, pancreas and gall bladder.
The department's strengths also enable it to deal with the most technically
- Endoscopic ultrasound - to diagnose and treat a range of disorders
- Complex ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography)
Many other procedures, involving specialized expertise and noninvasive
surgical skill, are performed at Good Samaritan, including:
- Capsule Endoscopy
- ERCP with Manometry
- EHL (electrohydraulic lithotripsy)
- Laser Lithotripsy
- Single Balloon Deep Enteroscopy
- Spyglass Cholangioscopy
- Pancreatic Endotherapy
- Endoscopic Ultrasound with fine needle aspiration
- Esophageal Manometry
- Bravo 48 hour ph testing
The superb care delivered by our outstanding team of experts is also described under the
Pancreatico-Biliary Institute, one of Good Samaritan's Centers of Excellence.
For more information about Gastroenterology and its outstanding physicians,
call (213) 977-2167.
For a physician referral, call 1-800-GS-CARES,