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Digestive Health Program

Physicians and Patients Choose Memorial Digestive Health For Quality Care

Memorial Digestive Health offers solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of digestive disease and disorders. The providers on our Medical Staff are trained in gastroenterology, cancers of the digestive system, colon and rectal disease, and weight management.

A Digestive Health Navigator is available to work with patients from physician referral through diagnosis, treatment and surgery. We strive to send the patient back to their referring physician for ongoing care. Because of the well-rounded diagnosis and treatment options, care is coordinated with the patient and his or her primary physician.

Memorial Digestive Health consists of highly qualified physicians, technicians and surgeons who are trained in many techniques to diagnose and treat chronic digestive disorders. The care team is equipped with advanced technology if surgery is necessary.

Problems We Treat

  • Abdominal Wall Hernia
  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Disease
  • Cancers of the Digestive System
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colon Polyps
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gallbladder Disease/Gallstones
  • GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease/Heartburn/Acid Reflux
  • Gastrointestinal Infections
  • Hemorrhoids
  • IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
     - Crohn’s Disease
     - Ulcerative Colitis
  • Liver Disease
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Viral Hepatitis – Hepatitis B and C

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Spyglass Endoscopy
  • LINX-Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Spyglass/ERCP
  • Manometry
  • BRAVO
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy

Treatment Options

  • Bariatric Surgery – Including lap-band, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, gastric balloon procedures
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Energy Treatment (HET) - Non-surgical treatment for grades I and II internal hemorrhoids
  • Ligation treatment for hemorrhoids (banding)
  • Gastric Fundoplication - Laparoscopic treatment for GERD and hiatal hernia
  • Other surgical treatments of cancer, hernia, hemorrhoids, polyps and other digestive diseases and disorders

The Digestive Health Team

Board Certified Gastroenterologists

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 800.424.DOCS

Ayyappa Mysore Rangaraju, MD
Thomas Nattakom, MD
Jean-Pierre Reinhold, MD
Kairasp Noshirwani, MD


Board-Certified Surgeons

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 800.424.DOCS

Victor Barnica, MD - Colon and Rectal Surgery Barbara Blanco, General Surgery
Carrie Dieker, MD - Upper Abdominal General Surgery
Frank Felts, MD - Bariatric and Heartburn Surgery
Fermin Fontan, MD - Bariatric and Heartburn Surgery
Diego Ramos, MD - General Surgery