Gastroenterologists in Strafford County
Our expert team of gastroenterologists at Frisbie Memorial Hospital provide care for a wide range of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions—from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) to colon cancer.
Through advanced diagnostics, our dedicated team helps patients regain GI health.
For more information about our gastroenterology services, call (603) 403-6010.
Comprehensive GI services
Our specialized GI team performs a variety of advanced procedures to diagnose conditions and provide patients with an individualized treatment plan. These services offer enhanced views of the GI tract and allow doctors to accurately assess symptoms.
Colonoscopies & endoscopic procedures
The medical team that provides gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy services are dedicated to making sure every patient receives comprehensive care in a comfortable environment during their procedure. The patient suites feature private post-procedure rooms so that you can relax before discharge. Our specialized team performs the following inpatient and outpatient endoscopic procedures:
- Colonoscopies: Common procedure used to view the colon to detect abnormalities and screen for colon cancer.
- Upper GI endoscopy: A procedure in which the GI doctor will use a small camera to view the upper GI tract, including the mouth, esophagus and stomach.
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): A specialized technique used to study the bile ducts, pancreatic duct and gallbladder.
- Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS): A minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose lung cancer, infections and other diseases causing enlarged lymph nodes in the chest.
- Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS): A minimally invasive procedure used to examine the esophageal and stomach linings, as well as the walls of your upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, to assess gastrointestinal and lung diseases.
- Gastroscopy: Outpatient procedure where a thin, flexible tube is inserted through the throat and used to view the stomach and small intestine.
- High-resolution anorectal manometer: A technique that allows precise assessment of anal and rectal movement.
- High-resolution esophageal manometry: A technique that allows precise assessment of esophageal movement.
- Percutaneous endoscopy gastrostomy (PEG) — A medical procedure where a PEG tube is directed into the patient's stomach through the abdominal wall, usually for feeding.
Specialized ostomy care
An ostomy is a specialized pouching system used to collect waste from the stomach when there is an obstruction. The ostomy is attached to a stoma, an opening made in the abdomen for waste to leave the body. Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s outpatient ostomy services department has board-certified wound, ostomy and continence nursing (CWOCN) staff specially trained to evaluate and treat individuals who are experiencing an ileostomy, colostomy or urostomy. Our specialized team works with your surgeon and other healthcare providers to ensure that you receive a full continuum of care.
We offer a variety of services related to ostomies, including:
- Assistance with selecting appropriate ostomy supplies
- Evaluation of complications, such as pouch fit, leakage and skin breakdown at the stoma site
- Instruction in colostomy irrigation
- Preoperative education and stoma site marking to prepare you for surgery
- Support and education after surgery to help you feel confident in caring for your stoma
Scheduling a consultation
Consultations for an ostomy-related procedure are available in Frisbie Memorial Hospital's special procedures department, located on the ground floor of the hospital main entrance.
Appointments require a referral from your surgeon, gastroenterologist or primary care provider.