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Gastroenterology

We provide care for patients with diseases and conditions of the digestive tract including stomach and intestines.
About

In the division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, we serve patients with these major diseases and conditions:

  • Celiac disease
  • Complex Feeding and Nutrition–related conditions such as poor growth (seen by Complex Feeding and Nutrition Service)
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
  • Foreign body ingestion
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • General gastroenterology (severe reflux disease, dysphagia, chronic diarrhea)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Liver diseases (including in patients who have had transplantation)

Each year, around 5,000 patient visits occur. Patients are seen in clinics (outpatient), in the Medical Day Care Unit (MDU), and as inpatients (either as consults or admitted directly under our service). 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We developed a guide to help you with any problems you might have getting access to healthcare or resources, and it also answers some common questions.

Contact Information

New Referrals and Appointments

For referrals to our clinic, please visit our Gastroenterology Referral web page to ensure your patient is eligible for specialist care.

General Inquiries

Please dial 604-875-2332 and follow the prompts listed below to contact the Booking Clerk of a specific Physician:

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GI Nurse Clinician For Specific Doctors

Please dial 604-875-2772 and follow the prompts listed below to contact the GI Nurse Clinician of a specific Physician:

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Our Healthcare Team Members

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Procedures

Gastroenterology runs the pediatric endoscopy and procedure suite which provides a full range of procedures. Physicians perform more than 750 endoscopic procedures annually with sedation provided by trained professionals.

Endoscopy procedures include:

  • Upper endoscopy with biopsies
  • Colonoscopy with biopsies
  • Balloon dilatation
  • Esophageal banding / sclerotherapy
  • Polypectomy
  • Foreign body removal

We have the equipment to perform impedance with pH probes, as well as esophageal manometry and anorectal manometry. These procedures typically do not require sedation.

Resources

General Resources

These are resources that are available to clinicians and families, to inform the treatment and management of new gastrointestinal conditions.

Our Healthcare Team Members

Click here to learn more about the members of our healthcare team!


Partners
and Affiliations

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Patient and Family Information

A range of public-facing information and resources to support individuals and families with GI concerns are also available on HealthLink BC. Please find some suggested content listed below.

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