Residents of Anchorage have several healthcare facilities available to them, including Providence — the region’s most established healthcare system. Children’s Hospital at Providence Alaska Medical Center is Anchorage’s only dedicated children’s hospital. The Anchorage VA Medical Center is Alaska’s primary veteran’s care facility in the area and has six community-based outpatient clinics throughout the region’s neighboring cities.
U.S. News marks Providence Alaska Medical Center as high performing in one adult specialty and 6 conditions & procedures, including:
Alaska Native Medical Center is a 173-bed hospital and level-2 trauma center. U.S. News rates Alaska Native Medical Center as high performing in three procedures and conditions, including:
Gastroenterologists (GIs) are physicians that specialize in treating your gastrointestinal (GI) health needs.
Your GI tract includes your mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus.
A GI physician is licensed to diagnose and treat common syndromes such as:
GI specialists also perform diagnostic procedures such as:
What procedures do gastroenterologists perform?
GI specialists can perform the following procedures:
This isn't an exhaustive list. Get in touch with your local GI specialist to learn more about their full range of services.
What conditions do gastroenterologists treat?
GI specialists may treat the following conditions:
This list of conditions isn't exhaustive, either. Talk to a GI specialist for more information on getting a GI condition diagnosed and treated.
What should I ask a gastroenterologist?
Here are some examples of both general and specific questions to ask a GI specialist during your appointment: