Gastroenterology focuses on your digestive system and its disorders. This includes everything from your mouth to your anus, along with all the organs in between – such as your stomach, small intestine, colon (large intestine), liver, gallbladder and pancreas.
At West Michigan Surgery Center, we are devoted to providing top-notch gastroenterology services aimed at improving our patients’ overall health. We carry out all major diagnostic procedures in our state-of-the-art, Nationally Award Winning, Surgical Center. This includes endoscopies and colonoscopies, which are crucial tools in the arsenal of any good gastroenterologist. These procedures allow us to take an up-close look at your gastrointestinal tract, providing invaluable information that helps guide diagnosis and treatment.
Beyond diagnostics, we also offer a wide range of treatments tailored to each individual’s unique needs. Our team is equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure you receive the best care possible.
No matter what brings you through our doors – whether it’s routine preventative screening, chronic discomfort seeking relief from symptoms or urgent need for specialized treatment – rest assured that you will be treated with compassion and respect every step of the way.
Colon Cancer, also referred to as colorectal cancer, starts in either your colon or rectum. It presents as Symptoms that include: changes in bowel habits (diarrhea/constipation), feeling that your bowels do not completely empty after a movement; blood-tinged stool; weakness/fatigue/tiredness; or unexplained weight loss. Our specialists perform colonoscopies in our Nationally Accredited Surgery Center. It’s recommended that people get a colonoscopy starting at age 45, or sooner, if they notice any of the above symptoms or have a family history of the disease. Learn more about why a Colonoscopy is considered the “Gold Standard” of Colon Cancer diagnosis and treatment from WMSC’s Rashmi Juneja, MD.
Crohn’s is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that results in inflammation of the digestive tract. It causes abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. WMSC Gastroenterologist, Dr. Allan Coates, DO, offers surgical treatment to help decrease inflammation and prevent flare ups.
Affecting around 10-15% of people globally according to The World Journal of Gastroenterology, IBS is associated with chronic symptoms such as bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea. Our specialist can help rule out more serious conditions, through testing methods offered at WMSC, and help come up with strategies to calm your symptoms.