Services

Noninvasive In-Office Testing

H. pylori

Have an upset stomach? We do noninvasive testing for H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) which is a type of bacteria that enters your body and may live in your digestive tract. Over time, the H. pylori bacteria can cause stomach and duodenal ulcers, and in some cases lead to cancer. Symptoms of H. pylori include:

 

  • Recurring abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Burping
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss for no clear reason

 

Our team of healthcare providers are able to quickly and easily test for H. pylori on site in our Newtown, Connecticut office.

S.I.B.O. (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)

We do noninvasive testing for S.I.B.O. (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth), which is a common condition that occurs when bacteria (resembling bacteria normally found in the intestine) proliferate in large numbers in the small intestine. Studies have shown that over 50% of patients diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) have S.I.B.O. (ref). Symptoms of S.I.B.O. include:

 

  • Abdominal bloating or distension
  • Gas, diarrhea & constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • In advanced cases, there may be vitamin and mineral deficiencies and weight loss

 

Our team of healthcare providers are able to quickly and easily test for S.I.B.O. on site in our Newtown, Connecticut office.

Lactose Intolerance

We do noninvasive testing for Lactose Intolerance, a condition related to the intake of the sugar, lactose. Lactose Intolerance is due to an inadequate amount of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down lactose in your small intestine. Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance include:

 

  • Abdominal bloating and cramps
  • Diarrhea, gas, and nausea

PillCam

The PillCam is used to diagnose disorders of the small bowel by just swallowing a pill. It is a safe and simple way to image your entire small bowel mucosa. The PillCam does not require sedation or inserting tubes into your digestive tract and aside from fasting for 10 hours before the procedure it requires little preparation. The PillCam is also disposable and naturally passes through your body.

This noninvasive test is used to diagnose Crohn’s disease and other abnormalities in the small bowel and colon.

Painless Removal of Hemorrhoids

Our Hemorrhoidal Treatment Center offers painless and simple removal of hemorrhoids in the office. Typically the procedure is 5-10 minutes and requires 4-5 office visits to complete the process.

Out of Office Procedures

Endoscopy

An endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine your digestive tract and screen for colon cancer using a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it. Endoscopy’s are often used to evaluate any of the below conditions:

 

  • Stomach pain
  • Ulcers, gastritis, or difficulty swallowing
  • Digestive tract bleeding
  • Stomach pain, loss of appetite and filling up quickly after meals
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea

Colonoscopy

A Colonoscopy is a test that doctors use to look at the inner lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon). The procedure is done with a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope, a device that allows the doctor to  look at the colon. Colonoscopy’s can helps find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding. Additionally, the procedure can be used as a screening process for cancer or precancerous growths in the colon or rectum.