We use minimally invasive techniques and tools to decrease discomfort and provide faster recovery. Two of these advanced exams we offer only at our Norwalk location are:
- Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE), which allows evaluation and treatment of diseases of the entire small intestine, often avoiding surgery.
- Anorectal manometry, a test to study the nerves and muscles of the anus and rectum.
Additional screening and diagnostic tests we provide include:
- Breath testing for Helicobacter pylori infection
- Capsule endoscopy to evaluate the small intestine non-invasively
- Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) to remove superficial cancerous lesions from the digestive tract
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to evaluate and treat diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts
- Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
- Upper endoscopy (EGD)
- Liver treatment
- Esophageal motility testing
Patients can rely on 24-hour access to care for urgent needs through our after-hours on-call doctor answering service. We also subscribe to a translation service through which we have access to more than 100 language translators who also are medical professionals. This is to ensure we thoroughly answer our patients’ questions and deliver accurate information before and after tests or exams.
Western Connecticut Medical Group Norwalk Gastroenterology Consultants offers access to gastroenterology specialists close to home in Norwalk. An independent provider also sees patients at a Western Connecticut Medical Group location in Wilton.
For over 40 years, Norwalk Hospital has had an accredited gastroenterology fellowship program. Our doctors are the principal faculty members for the program, providing clinical and research training to the next generation of gastroenterologists. The program and faculty are affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine.
We treat patients for all diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, liver, and pancreas, including complex digestive disorders. Our Liver Center specialists treat all forms of chronic liver disease and are linked with the Yale-New Haven Transplant Center.
Our doctors use the most advanced equipment and work closely with minimally invasive surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, and nutritionists to ensure our patients’ unique health needs are met. Palliative care providers work with patients who have gastrointestinal cancers to reduce pain during and after treatment.
Patients can receive endoscopic treatment for a variety of conditions, such as:
- Barrett's esophagus
- Pancreas and biliary diseases
- Large, complex intestinal polyps
- Small polyps and bleeding
It’s our goal to help reduce the number of gastrointestinal cancers through comprehensive screening programs. We’re committed to educating the community about digestive cancer screening, including colonoscopies and endoscopic screenings. Learn more about our digestive cancer program.