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Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine that deals with the study of disorders affecting a person’s digestive system, including the esophagus, stomach, both small and large intestines, pancreas, gall bladder and liver. Physicians who specialize in this field of medicine are sometimes referred to as gastroenterologists.

Conditions We Treat

At Phelps Health, our gastroenterologists treat issues within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including the following:

  • Swallowing problems
  • Gastroesophageal reflux – occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus
  • Heartburn
  • Barrett’s esophagus – occurs when the lining of the esophagus becomes damaged
  • Gastroparesis – occurs when stomach muscles stop working properly
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Celiac disease – when digesting gluten causes damage in the small intestine
  • Fatty liver disease – when fat builds up in the liver
  • Hepatitis C – a virus infection that can damage a patient’s liver
  • Cirrhosis – scarring of the liver
  • Pancreatitis – occurs when the pancreas becomes inflamed or damaged
  • Gallbladder and biliary disease – affects gallbladder and bile ducts
  • Inflammatory bowel disease – occurs when intestines become inflamed; examples include Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Chronic diarrhea or constipation

Services We Offer


Phelps Health Medical Office Building

1050 West 10th Street
Rolla, MO 65401

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