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Gastroenterology

Bozeman Health GI Clinic

The board certified gastroenterologists specialize in the treatment of diseases of the digestive system. Using the latest diagnostic testing in gastroenterology they employ modern treatment techniques to treat such cases as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, GERD (or acid reflux disorder), difficulty in swallowing and hepatitis.So if acid reflux, heartburn, stomach upset, or any other intestinal issues are troubling you, the doctors at Bozeman Health GI Clinic will help you find relief. In addition, screening for colon cancer is highly encouraged. Gastroenterology is 5 Star Rated by Healthgrades for Gastrointestinal Care in 2014 and 2015.

Some of the services we offer are:

COLONOSCOPY

Colonoscopy is a procedure which enables a gastroenterologist to directly image and examine the entire colon. A colonoscopy is used for screening for colon cancer. A key advantage of this technique is that it allows both imaging of abnormal findings and also therapy or removal of these lesions during the same examination. This procedure is particularly helpful for identification and removal of precancerous polyps.

Regular screening, beginning at age 50, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control. People at higher risk of developing colorectal cancer should begin screening at a younger age, and may need to be tested more frequently. The decision to be screened after age 75 should be made on an individual basis.

HEPATITIS C SCREENING AND TREATMENT

Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver. About 80% of people who get infected develop a chronic, or lifelong, infection. Over time, chronic Hepatitis C can cause serious health problems including liver damage, liver failure, and even liver cancer. It is the most common chronic bloodborne infection in the United States; an estimated 3.2 million persons are chronically infected.

New and improved treatments are available that can cure Hepatitis C for most people. Most of the new treatments are taken as pills and do not require injections. However, treatment for Hepatitis C depends on many different factors. Our gastroenterologists have different treatment options available, depending on your needs.

HEMORRHOID BANDING

Hemorrhoid banding, or rubber band ligation, is a fast and nonsurgical approach to hemorrhoid treatment. Unlike hemorrhoidectomy, it doesn’t require fasting, sedation or post-procedure care. And unlike home remedies that provide temporary relief, it completely removes hemorrhoid symptoms.

Rubber band ligation is a procedure in which the hemorrhoid is tied off at its base with rubber bands, cutting off the blood flow to the hemorrhoid. This treatment is only for internal hemorrhoids. The hemorrhoid then shrinks and dies and, in about a week, falls off.

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

Pain, bloating and abdominal discomfort could mean you are experiencing symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Most people only have mild symptoms, but sometimes the symptoms are so strong that they significantly affect people’s everyday lives and cause distress. Then several different treatment options can be considered.

Our specialists can advise patients on dietary changes and use of dietary supplements to help alleviate symptoms, as well as prescribe medications when necessary, including anti-cramping medications, those for constipation or diarrhea, and in some cases, antibiotics.

PATIENT INFORMATION

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has produced educational videos for patients to learn about endoscopic procedures and the conditions they are used to diagnose and treat.

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Kleanthis G Dendrinos MD
Kleanthis G Dendrinos MD
Bozeman Health GI Clinic
931 Highland Boulevard, Suite 3350
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 414-5336

Gastroenterology

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Andrew B. Gentry MD
Andrew B. Gentry MD
Bozeman Health GI Clinic
931 Highland Blvd., Suite 3350
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 414-5336

Gastroenterology(Board Certified)

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Kathryn L. Lynch MD
Kathryn L. Lynch MD
Bozeman Health GI Clinic
931 Highland Blvd., Suite 3350
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 414-5336

Gastroenterology(Board Certified)

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Leslie Carlson MS, RN, FNP-BC
Leslie Carlson MS, RN, FNP-BC
Bozeman Health GI Clinic
931 Highland Blvd., Suite 3350
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 414-5336

Gastroenterology

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Christopher Lumsden PA-C
Christopher Lumsden PA-C
Bozeman Health GI Clinic
931 Highland Boulevard, Suite 3350
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 414-5336

Gastroenterology

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