Gastroenterology Services

Gastroenterologists diagnose and treat conditions that affect gastrointestinal health, including diseases of the upper and lower digestive tract, as well as pancreatic, liver and gallbladder disease.

Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures offered include:

  • Fiber optic endoscopy of the upper and lower intestinal tract
  • ERCP (imaging of the biliary tract and pancreas)
  • Enteroscopy
  • Capsular endoscopy of the small intestine
  • High resolution esophageal manometry

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer in U.S. men and women. The American Cancer Society's estimates for the number of colorectal cancer cases in the United States for 2014 are:

  • 96,830 new cases of colon cancer
  • 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer

Regular screening, beginning at age 50, is key to preventing colorectal cancer. People at higher risk of developing colorectal cancer should begin screening at a younger age, and may need to be tested more frequently, according to the American Cancer Society. People at a higher risk include those with:

  • A personal history of colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps
  • A personal history of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease)
  • A strong family history of colorectal cancer or polyps
  • A known family history of a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC)

Contact Us

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi

Address
2301 South Lamar
Oxford, MS 38655

Phone
662-232-8100

Email
info.northmiss@bmhcc.org

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