Our gastroenterologists are all board certified and have many years of experience caring for patients with digestive issues. Our physician assistants are also certified and are highly experienced in the field of gastroenterology. We offer a team approach whereby each member of our team strives to work together to optimize your care. We offer a wide variety of services within our field, including focuses on colon cancer screening, Crohn’s disease and colitis management, treatment for bowel incontinence, weight loss and medical nutrition services, and quality care for a wide variety of liver diseases, such as fatty liver and hepatitis C. We are experts in gastrointestinal endoscopy and perform over 8000 separate GI scope procedures each year. We care for people from the Western Pennsylvania counties of Fayette, Green, Washington, Westmoreland, and Allegheny. In addition, we regularly see patients from Northern West Virginia and Western Maryland. We are committed to keeping up with the latest advances in our field and are a participating site for a number of national research studies each year. In the event that a patient has a highly complex GI condition that warrants a second opinion at a tertiary care center, we have longstanding relationships with renowned physician leaders at UPMC, Allegheny Health Network, and WVU Medicine.
A gastroenterologist is a physician that cares for diseases affecting the digestive tract, which includes organs from the mouth to the anus. To become a gastroenterologist one needs to complete four years of pre-medical training, four years of medical school, three years of internal medicine residency, and two-to-three years of gastroenterology fellowship.