Digestive Health Services
Center for Digestive Health specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of digestive disorders and diseases, including those affecting the small and large intestines, colon, stomach, esophagus, liver, pancreas and biliary systems.
We Provide Treatment for:
- Abdominal Pain
- Barrett’s Esophagus
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Colon Cancer prevention
- Crohn’s disease
- Fecal incontinence
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Gluten intolerance/Celiac disease
- Hepatitis C and other liver conditions
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pancreatic Insufficiency
- Peptic ulcer disease
- Rectal Bleeding
- Swallowing disorders
- Ulcerative colitis
"Dr. Kirsch and his staff were extremely professional and took the time to make sure I thoroughly understood all aspects of my examination."
Jeff - Patient Satisfaction Survey, 2017
"The staff was very professional and courteous. They explained the procedure to me and made me feel comfortable."
Susan - Patient Satisfaction Survey, 2017
"Thank you for offering clear and professional advice about my condition. I trust your expertise."
Jean - Patient Satisfaction Survey, 2017
Center for Digestive Health can provide you with strategies and advice to keep you well. Let’s start with the basics. Adopt a culture of wellness, maintain sound nutrition and practice sensible exercise. Beyond the basics, our practice is committed to protecting our patients from colon cancer and other serious digestive conditions. For example, patients with heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can develop Barrett’s esophagus, a more serious condition that requires special monitoring.
When we see you in the office, we will make sure you that are up to date all necessary digestive health screening exams.
What is Gastroenterology
Gastroenterology is a medical specialty that spans the entire digestive system. It is a very broad medical specialty. Gastroenterologists have expertise and specialized training in disorders of the esophagus, stomach and intestines, as well as diseases of the liver, pancreas and the gallbladder.
Cancer prevention is one of our highest priorities. Gastroenterologists at the Center for Digestive Health have trained for many years and are board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. The physicians and medical professionals at CDH are committed to lifelong study so that we remain current in our field.
What is Endoscopy
Endoscopy is an important tool that gastroenterologists use to examine your digestive organs. The two main forms of endoscopy are EGD, also called upper endoscopy, which examines the esophagus, stomach and small intestine and colonoscopy, which examines the large intestine, or colon. There have been important advances in these instruments and in the anesthesia we now administer. These tests are performed safely, accurately and painlessly.
Our practice also performs ERCP, a complex procedure where gallstones that have migrated into the liver pipes, or bile ducts, can be removed without surgery.
Our practice also performs Wireless Capsule Endoscopy. In this high-tech examination, the patient swallows a camera which takes a ‘movie’ of the 20 feet of small intestine which are beyond the reach of our traditional scope instruments. This enables us to locate abnormalities in the small intestine that previously escaped diagnosis. This painless examination represents a new milestone in gastroenterology.