Comprehensive Digestive and Gastrointestinal Care

The Digestive Health Center at Overlake provides comprehensive and exceptional care in diagnosing and treating disorders related to the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) system including:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Prevention and Treatment
  • Women’s Gastrointestinal (GI) Health
  • Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Health
  • Pancreas, Liver, Bile Duct, Gallbladder and Liver (Hepatobiliary) Health
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Lower Gastrointestinal (GI)/Colorectal Health]

Treatment Programs

Overlake Medical Center provides comprehensive and exceptional care in diagnosing and treating disorders related to the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) system. View our range of conditions treated and procedures and therapies offered.

Digestive Health Center

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Conditions Treated

  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis

Procedures / Therapies Performed

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of the upper GI tract, colon and small intestine
  • IV infusion of biologics
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Pharmaceutical, including biologic therapies
  • Radiology/imaging/interventional radiology
  • Surgical treatments — J Pouch

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Program

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal cramps and pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Food allergy
  • Gas and bloating
  • Microscopic colitis
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

Procedures/Therapies Performed

  • Biofeedback and behavioral therapy
  • Breath testing
  • Endoscopy
  • Medication
  • Motility
  • Nutrition
  • Psychological/psychiatric therapy

Lower Gastrointestinal/Colorectal Health Program

Conditions Treated

  • Anal abscess/fistula
  • Anal cancer
  • Anal fissures
  • Benign colon pathology — polyps, angiodysplasia or other vascular problems, strictures
  • Constipation, diarrhea, colonic motility problems
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Diverticular disease
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Incontinence
  • Microscopic and collagenous colitis
  • Ostomy
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Rectal prolapse

Procedures/Therapies Performed

  • Anal manometry
  • Anoscopy
  • Diagnostic/therapeutic colonoscopy
  • Defecography
  • Radiology
  • Rectal surgery
  • Surgical resection

Upper Gastrointestinal Health Program

Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Celiac disease (sprue)
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)/heartburn/acid reflux
  • Gastroparesis
  • GI infections
  • GI symtoms — nausea, pain, heartburn, dyspepsia (indigestion), vomiting, bloating, gas
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Motility disorders
  • Peptic ulcer disease

Procedures/Therapies Performed

  • Achalasia surgery
  • Antireflux endoscopic and surgical procedures
    • Fundoplication
    • LINX placement for reflux management
  • Bravo pH testing
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Esophageal manometry
  • GERD testing/pH monitoring
  • Upper endoscopy (EGD)
  • Radiology imaging: UGI, CT, MRI, US

Weight Loss Surgery Program

The Metabolic & Surgery Center at Overlake Medical Center is dedicated to curing morbid obesity through advanced surgery as part of a comprehensive program.

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Women’s Gastrointestinal Health Program

Conditions Treated

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fecal incontinence
  • GERD/Heartburn
  • IBS
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Prolapse
  • Rectal bleeding

Procedures/Therapies Performed

  • Biofeedback
  • Colonoscopy
  • Motility
  • Nutrition support
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • Medical imaging: CT, MRI, defogram

Awards + Recognition

Top-Rated Care for You and Your Loved Ones

The Digestive Health team at Overlake Medical Center has received multiple accolades from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The most recent awards and recognition include:

  • Named among the top 10% in the nation for GI Medical Treatment in 2015
  • Five-star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries, for three years in a row (2013-2015)
  • Five-star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries in 2015
  • Five-star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2015
  • Five-star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction five years in a row (2011-2015)
  • The only five-star recipient in Washington state for Bariatric Surgery in 2015

Seattle’s Top Doctors

Seattle Magazine voted some of our physicians as the best in the Puget Sound region in 2016. Congratulations to the recognized providers for their commitment to delivering exceptional care to our patients:

Colorectal Cancer Program

Overlake is here to provide you with expert and compassionate care. We're equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities, leading-edge treatments and a skilled, multidisciplinary staff, which includes a patient navigator who is available to provide guidance to patients and their families throughout the treatment process. 

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Pancreas, Liver and Bile Duct Program (Hepatobiliary Disease)

Conditions Treated

  • Benign bile duct problems: CBD strictures, leaks, sphincer of Oddi dysfunction
  • Benign tumors/cysts
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Evaluation of abnormal liver tests/enzymes
  • Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency 
  • Fatty liver disease, Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Gallstones and other gallbladder disease
  • Liver cancer
  • Malignancy of gallbladder or bile ducts
  • Nonviral hepatitis: Alcoholic, drugs, toxins, medications, hemochromatosis, autoimmune, and more
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Sclerosing cholangitis
  • Viral hepatitis

Procedures/Therapies Performed

  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Pancreatic/hepatic resection
  • Percutaneous liver biopsy
  • Spyglass biliary endoscopy: Biopsy, stricture dilation, stenting
  • Viral hepatitis therapy (Hepatitis B & C)
  • Interventional radiology: Tranjugular liver biopsy, Hepatic artery embolization (HAE), tumor cryotherapy, brachytherapy
  • Medical Imaging: CT, US +/- doppler, MRI, angiography, portal vein studies
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Overlake Ranks Highest in Patient Satisfaction

Overlake Medical Center has the highest patient satisfaction in the state and is in the top percentile in the nation for the way our physicians communicate with their patients. We perform above the state and national average for patient satisfaction with pain control, providing discharge information about home recovery and the percentage of patients that report they would recommend Overlake to friends and family. 

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