Gastrointestinal (GI) doctors in Frankfort, Kentucky
At Frankfort Regional Health, our expert gastroenterologists provide care for a wide range of GI conditions—from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) to colon cancer. Our dedicated team uses advanced diagnostics and treatments, including colonoscopies, to help patients regain GI health.
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Comprehensive GI care
Although many GI conditions are common and may only be a nuisance, ongoing symptoms can disrupt your everyday life. Our physicians have years of experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of GI conditions, including:
- Barrett's esophagus
- Celiac disease
- Colon cancer
- Crohn’s disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Liver disease
- Rectal bleeding
- Ulcerative colitis
Diagnosing and treating GI conditions
We use a wide range of services and screening options to diagnose GI conditions. Some of these procedures also allow doctors to treat certain conditions (e.g., polyps) during the screening exam. This ensures quick action and prevents multiple surgeries.
These services and screening options include:
One of the most common ways to detect colon cancer, a colonoscopy is an exam that is used to find abnormalities or changes in the large intestine and rectum. During a colonoscopy, a doctor will use a thin tube attached to a small camera to view the area in question.
An EGD is used to view the upper portion of the GI tract—including the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. During an EGD, a doctor will examine the area using a thin tube attached to a small camera that is inserted through the mouth.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Sometimes your doctor needs to examine your bile and pancreatic ducts. To do that, we use an ERCP. During an ERCP a doctor or technician will use both an EGD and X-rays to view the upper GI tract.
Similar to a colonoscopy, a flexible sigmoidoscopy uses a small camera to view only the bottom portion of the colon. A flexible sigmoidoscopy is less invasive than a colonoscopy and is used when only the rectum and lower colon require examination.