Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital provides nationally recognized diagnostic and treatment services for conditions and disorders of the digestive tract.
Our physicians are experts in their field, specializing in dysphagia, esophageal disorders, motility disorders and gastrointestinal disorders. Surgeons at IU Health Tipton Hospital enlist the expertise of our gastroenterology physicians to interpret tests that help diagnose patients with digestive disorders.
In addition to the latest endoscopic methods, Indiana University Health advancements include minimally invasive robotic pancreatic surgery, mini scopes to investigate diseases of the pancreas and biliary tree and natural orifice transgastric endoluminal surgery (NOTES).
Through our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, we conduct extensive research that brings new technologies and treatment plans directly to our patients.
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IU Health Tipton Hospital offers comprehensive care for patients with gastroenterology conditions and disorders. Our physicians provide screenings, diagnostic procedures and today’s most advanced surgical procedures in gastroenterology, including:
- Managing and evaluating esophageal disorders (including achalasia, diffuse esophageal spasm, gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett’s esophagus)
- Managing and evaluating chronic constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and functional gastrointestinal disorders (such as irritable bowel syndrome)
- Colitis and inflammatory bowel diseases
- Emergency therapy of gastrointestinal bleeding
- Evaluation and therapy of gastrointestinal diseases, liver disease, liver injury and pancreatic diseases such as pancreatitis
- Hepatitis C
IU Health Tipton Hospital Gastroenterology is recognized for its expertise in endoscopy––inserting a long, flexible tube in the mouth or the rectum to examine parts of the digestive tract. Our endoscopy services include:
- Colonoscopy for colon cancer screenings (evaluates various conditions such as diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain and rectal bleeding)
- Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (evaluates various conditions such as dysphagia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett’s esophagus, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc.)
- Feeding tube placement
Our comprehensive services for the diagnosis and treatment of motility disorders, such as gastroparesis, include:
- High-resolution esophageal manometry with impedance. A test that measures pressures and fluid movement in the esophagus and lower esophageal sphincter.
- 24-hour esophageal pH/impedance monitoring. A test to monitor each episode of acid or non-acid reflux in the esophagus over a 24-hour period, and whether these episodes relate to your symptoms.
- 48-hour BRAVO pH monitoring. A monitoring study where a pH capsule, approximately the size of a gelcap, is attached to your esophagus. During the study, the Bravo capsule measures the pH in your esophagus and transmits this information to a small receiver worn on your belt or waistband.
IU Health Tipton Hospital
406 Fairgrounds Road
Tipton, IN 46072