Presence Health

Presence Health is committed to providing not only highly trained teams of knowledgeable and sensitive gastroenterology specialists but also a warm and inviting atmosphere for our patients facing gastrointestinal surgery.

To learn about our GI surgical services, or schedule a consultation, call 877.737.4636 or find a location below.

Skilled Care for Gastrointestinal Conditions

Your digestive system (also known as the gastrointestinal tract) includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. It is a highly complex system and can be disrupted by disease, diet and emotional stress. Sometimes these conditions can be treated with drugs or lifestyle changes, but some require surgery. If you’re facing a surgical procedure, you’ll find excellent care in our GI Labs, which are designed specifically for digestive health procedures and incorporate the most advanced technology in a comfortable, private and convenient setting.

Advanced High-Definition Technology

Many of our hospitals were among the first to use the Evis Exera II, high definition endoscopic technology that helps doctors diagnose diseases in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. Compared to conventional systems, high-definition endoscopy, combined with Narrow Band Imaging™, provides doctors with sharper images and better contrast, which in turn may help them to better detect lesions during examinations when using the wide-angle colonoscope. As a result, patients may receive more accurate diagnoses. The new system can also shorten procedure times for patients.

Safe, Effective, Efficient Care for Digestive Health

We offer the full range of procedures to diagnose and treat digestive diseases such as colon cancer, ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If a problem is diagnosed, we have all the resources needed for follow-up care, whether more testing is required or whether treatment from another specialist is needed. Our state-of-the-art sterilization process insures the highest standard of safety.

When Comfort Counts Most

All our surgery centers provide a warm and inviting atmosphere that helps to comfort our patients, easing the anxiety commonly experienced in advance of GI procedures. Waiting areas are large and airy and individual suites bring more privacy for patients and their family members.

Find a Gastrointestinal Surgeon in Your Neighborhood

• Presence Mercy Medical Center – Aurora

• Presence Resurrection Medical Center – Chicago (Northwest)

• Presence Saint Francis Hospital – Evanston

• Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – Chicago (Lakeview)

• Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – Elgin

• Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center – Joliet

• Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center – Chicago (West Town)

• Presence St. Mary's Hospital – Kankakee