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Gastroenterology

About Us

Our physicians specialize in disorders of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon. We work with you to determine the best course of treatment, which may involve lifestyle change, medication, endoscopic procedures or a combination of those.

Our Services

Gastroenterologists at Springfield Clinic treat a wide range of gastrointestinal problems and disorders of the digestive system, including:

  • Abdominal pain

  • Cancer (stomach, pancreas, liver, colon, intestines, esophagus, gallbladder)

  • Gallstone disease

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) / Heartburn

  • Hepatitis

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Chron's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis)

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Liver disease

  • Pancreatic disease

  • Swallowing disorders (esophageal disorders)

  • Ulcer disease



Procedures

We offer some of the most common procedures for diagnosing common digestive disorders. Many of these procedures can be performed at Springfield Clinic's outpatient surgery center, the Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy Center

  • Colon screening for polyps

  • Dilation and evaluation procedures for patients with swallowing disorders (esophageal disorders)

  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

  • Upper GI endoscopy (EGD)

Provider

Center for Advanced Endoscopy

Springfield Clinic’s Center for Advanced Endoscopy (CAE) is the largest referral practice in central Illinois with expertise in complex endoscopic procedures. We welcome your inquires and patient referrals.

  • Ease of access - initial review and/or evaluation of case within one week

  • Fellowship trained, highly-skilled and experienced doctors

  • More 1,000 advanced endoscopy cases performed annually

Advanced therapeutic endoscopy services

We offer several advanced therapeutic endoscopy services at the Center for Advanced Endoscopy, including:

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) with Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)

  • Endoscopic Therapy

  • Enteral Stent Placement

  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection


Our Team

Our expert doctors provide the advanced endoscopy services that you need.

  • Rajan Kochar, MD, MPH Director of Advanced Endoscopy
    ADVANCED THERAPEUTIC ENDOSCOPY FELLOWSHIP
    Stanford University | Stanford, CA

  • Ashish Chopra, MD Chairman, Gastroenterology
    ADVANCED ENDOSCOPY FELLOWSHIP
    University of Illinois College of Medicine | Chicago, IL

  • Dmitry Shuster, MD Gastroenterology
    ADVANCED ENDOSCOPY FELLOWSHIP
    University of Illinois College of Medicine | Chicago, IL

  • James Fullerton, MD Chairman, General Surgery
    ENDOSCOPY & INTERVENTIONAL ERCP FELLOWSHIP
    University of Louisville School of Medicine | Louisville, KY

  • William Peterson, MD Gastroenterology
    GASTROENTEROLOGY FELLOWSHIP
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine | Pittsburgh, PA

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