We take care of YOU

With offices across the Kansas City metro and one of the few with two female GI doctors in town, we bring convenience, compassion, and patience. Our providers are all specialists in gastroenterology with extensive experience in all matters of the GI tract.

We take the time to listen and plan a treatment that addresses all the issues—diet, wellness, medications, sleep patterns—that could be contributing to your digestive problems.

To us, you’re not a bundle of symptoms to be scoped. You’re a person who deserves respect and answers.

 
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Specialty Care

The GI doctors at WestGlen GI Consultants provide specialized care in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal endoscopy.  We specialize in the following procedures:

 

  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy
  • Halo Treatment for Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Hemorrhoid Treatments (IRC)

A colonoscopy is an endoscopic procedure that visually examines the entire colon with a videoscope. The inside of the colon is then examined for any abnormalities that may exist. During this procedure, polyps may be safely removed. It is recommended that all individuals above age 50 have a colonoscopy procedure done every 10 years until age 75.

Upper endoscopy enables the physician to look inside the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first part of the small intestine). The procedure might be used to discover the reason for swallowing difficulties, nausea, vomiting, reflux, bleeding, infection, tumors, indigestion, abdominal pain or chest pain. Upper endoscopy is also called EGD, which stands for esophagogastroduodenoscopy.

A sigmoidoscopy is an internal exam of the lower part of the large colon using a short, thin, flexible lighted tube (“scope”). It is inserted into the rectum and slowly guided into the colon. The tube, called a flexible sigmoidoscope, has a lens for viewing. It may also have a small biopsy instrument to remove tissue to be checked under a microscope for signs of disease.

An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a specialized technique used to study the bile duct, pancreatic duct and gallbladder.  An ERCP is a combination of two test: an endoscopy and an x-ray.

Esophageal Manometry is a test that shows whether your esophagus is working properly. It measures the rhythmic muscle contractions that occur in your esophagus when you swallow and measures the force and coordination of the esophageal muscles as they move food to your stomach.  This procedure can be helpful in diagnosing certain disorders that may affect your esophagus. 

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The PillCam is a capsule that will be swallowed and has a tiny camera in it. The camera records and transmits images, allowing your doctor to see the middle part of your intestinal tract, where currently no scope can go.

Small intestine bacterial overgrowth happens when extra bacteria is found in the small intestine. It is normal to have a small amount of bacteria in the small intestines; normal levels actually promote healthy digestion by building the walls of the intestines. But with SIBO, the amount of bacteria found in the small intestine is multiplied by thousands.

A breath test used to test for H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori), an infection caused by bacteria in your stomach. You will be asked to breath into a small collection bag. You will then be asked to drink a solution before breathing into a second bag. If your test shows you have H. pylori, you may be given a treatment of antibiotics. After taking antibiotics, your breath test may be repeated to see if the antibiotics helped.  

 A non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment.  A small probe is placed above the hemorrhoid and a few short bursts of infrared light are applied.  The infrared light quickly coagulates the vessels that provide the hemorrhoid with blood, causing the hemorrhoids to shrink and recede. 

A FibroScan is a non-invasive diagnostic ultrasound-based device used to measure liver scarring, or fibrosis, caused by different liver diseases.  Similar to, conventional ultrasound exam, outpatient Fribroscan testing is quick, painless, easy, provides a non-surgical alternative. 

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