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GI Treatment

Archbold’s board-certified gastroenterologists diagnose and treat digestive problems in patients of all ages. Our physicians and advanced practice providers have extensive training in conditions affecting the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, esophagus, gallbladder, and pancreas. They use the latest technology to diagnose and treat a range of digestive problems for patients in South Georgia and North Florida.

We Diagnose and Treat Disorders of the Digestive System

Our gastroenterologists perform a wide range of diagnostic screenings, medical assessments, and advanced, minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat the following conditions:

  • Abdominal pain and discomfort
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Cancer of the digestive system, including colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach (gastric) cancer, pancreatic cancer, and liver cancer
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Diverticular disease and other diseases of the colon, including polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colitis, and Crohn's disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Inflammation in the digestive tract (gastritis)
  • Liver diseases including hepatitis and jaundice
  • Malabsorption disorders, including celiac disease and lactose intolerance
  • Stomach upset, nausea, and vomiting
  • Ulcers
  • Unexplained weight loss

When Should You See a Doctor About GI Issues

If you are experiencing unusual pain or discomfort in your digestive tract, it’s best not to ignore the symptoms. If left untreated, some GI conditions may worsen or even become life-threatening.

You should see a gastroenterologist if:

  • You are having trouble swallowing
  • Heartburn has become a frequent problem
  • Painful bloating occurs suddenly without explanation and is accompanied by bloody stools, nausea, or painful bowel movements
  • Constipation occurs two or three times over three months
  • Diarrhea lasts more than a couple of weeks
  • You are suddenly losing weight without trying
  • You experience rectal bleeding or black and bloody stool
  • Excessive gas is unresponsive to over-the-counter medications
  • Your stool is light-colored for an extended period
  • You’ve noticed any yellowing of your skin and eyes
  • You experience an intense burning sensation in your upper abdomen when you take medication like aspirin or drink an acidic beverage such as alcohol or juice
  • You feel full too soon while you're eating

GI Treatments at Archbold

Your physician will ask you questions about your symptoms and may run a few tests. Once your diagnosis is determined, your doctor may recommend treatment that includes medication, dietary changes, or a GI procedure to correct any issues that are causing you discomfort and pain.

Contact Us

Archbold Gastroenterology
112 Mimosa Drive
Thomasville, GA, 31792

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