Brooke Cemper, APRN, treating a patient.

Your gastrointestinal tract includes the esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas, and liver. All of these organs aid in digestion. When you eat, food is broken down, and nutrients are absorbed. It’s how your body gets the fuel it needs. Diseases and conditions with your digestive organs can hinder this process. Depending on the organ affected, you may experience symptoms such as heartburn, trouble swallowing, bloating, pain, nausea, or diarrhea.

Disorders We Treat

If you’re experiencing digestive issues or severe symptoms that over-the-counter medications aren’t helping with, we have a team of specialists here to help diagnose and treat your condition. These conditions include:

  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Cancer, including colorectal cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hepatitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other small and large bowel disorders
  • Pancreatitis
  • Stomach Ulcers

Procedures & Treatments

  • Colonoscopy: Colonoscopies are performed by a gastroenterologist, whether you need a routine colonoscopy screening, or have an undiagnosed digestive problem. After being sedated, your doctor will insert a scope into your rectum and through your colon. Using a camera at the end of the scope, your doctor will look for precancerous polyps or signs of cancer. During the exam, your doctor can remove any polyps discovered.
  • Endoscopy: Endoscopic procedures are used to visually examine your upper digestive system. This is done with the help of a camera on the end of a flexible tube. A gastroenterology specialist uses an endoscopy to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the upper part of the digestive system.
  • Stool-Based Tests: Stool-based tests look at your stool for possible signs of polyps – growths that sometimes turn cancerous – or for colon cancer itself. You collect samples of your stool that are then sent to a lab for analysis.
  • PillCam: PillCam is a minimally invasive ingestible camera in a capsule that allows our specialists to visualize the small bowel. Patients ingest this small recording device inside a capsule, which they eventually pass and don’t need to collect.

Through innovative technology and working closely with infectious disease, hematology, oncology, surgery and primary care providers, we build a team dedicated to providing the best possible care.


Gastroenterology Physicians

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Gastroenterology Clinics

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2701 W. Norfolk Ave., Floor 4
Norfolk, NE 68701 Ph: (402) 844-8287 Fax: (402) 844-8288 Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Directions

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