Diamond Gastroenterology in Oak Park specializes in Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, and IBS, but also performs general GI workups including screenings for colon cancer, abdominal pain, GERD, difficulty swallowing, rectal bleeding, diarrhea, constipation, change in bowel habits, and anemia. Dr. Diamond can perform a Colonoscopy or Upper Endoscopy in Oak Park, IL, Elmhurst, IL or in Chicago, IL.
An EGD is a procedure performed under anesthesia to directly visualize the esophagus, stomach and the top of the small bowel, looking for inflammation, ulcers, bacterial infections and other problems. It usually takes 15 minutes.
A colonoscopy is a procedure performed under anesthesia to directly visualize the colon (and sometimes the bottom of the small bowel), looking for polyps, inflammation, hemorrhoids and other problems. It usually takes 40 minutes.