Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment.
Gastrointestinal cancer-also known as gastric or stomach cancer-starts in the stomach and can spread to the other digestive organs of the body. The diagnosis is varied and complex. Patients at Advocate Trinity Hospital have access to the most advanced therapies to address gastrointestinal (GI) conditions and cancers, including cancers of the esophagus, liver, stomach, pancreas bile ducts, small intestine and gall bladder.
Our new GI lab features three procedure rooms, allowing physicians to offer a full range of treatments. Our specialists collaborate with oncologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons and specially trained nurses to provide the best course of treatment for each patient.
Detection and Diagnosis
Many gastrointestinal cancers have subtle symptoms that are usually not diagnosed until the disease is advanced and more difficult to treat. Trinity Hospital offers experience and resources to address the challenges of later-stage gastrointestinal cancers.
Our GI lab features digital fluoroscopy, a machine used for upper and lower GIs, gall bladder and duct examination.
We know that early detection and screening can significantly improve patient outcomes. For this reason, Trinity Hospital provides colonoscopy seminars in the community to promote regular screenings. Our genetics counselors also help patients determine their risk and their family members' risk for hereditary cancers.