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Digestive Health Program

Physicians and Patients Choose Memorial Digestive Health For Comprehensive Care

Memorial Digestive Health offers the comprehensive solution for diagnosis and treatment of digestive disease and disorders. Our providers are specially 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 will always send the patient back to their referring physician for ongoing care. Because of the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options, care is always 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 the latest techniques to diagnose and treat chronic digestive disorders. The care team is equipped with the most up-to-date 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
  • 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

Our Digestive Health Team

Board Certified Gastroenterologists

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 575.522.3220

Thomas Nattakom, MD
Jean-Pierre Reinhold, MD
Kairasp Noshirwani, MD
Prasad Podilla, MD

Board Certified Surgeons

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 575.556.6400 or 575.522.0329

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