Our Gastroenterology Department (phone, fax, hours, directions) offers advanced procedures and the latest technology for diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. We also offer advanced procedures like endoscopy for the best GI care in Santa Barbara.
Our gastroenterologists diagnose and treat disorders of the:
- Large and small intestine
Comprehensive Gastroenterology Treatment
Sansum Clinic's expert staff provides comprehensive treatment for your gastrointestinal disorder and works with you to control symptoms that negatively impact your health and life.
Disorders often diagnosed and treated include esophageal reflux, colon polyps, gallstones, and upper and lower GI cancers.
A range of procedures are performed including endoscopy to identify cysts, tumors or other abnormalities that can go undetected by CT scans or MRIs; colonoscopy to identify polyps and detect early signs of cancer; or ERCP to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of stones.
Common gastrointestinal procedures include:
- Upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Liver biopsy
Our gastroenterologists have a reputation for excellence in the community and are frequently published in the top journals in their field. Their vast experience with endoscopy allows high quality examinations with extremely low complication rates. Our gastroenterologists are active in national organizations that seek to provide higher quality medical care and service to the patients.
Free Colonoscopy Screening
Thanks to a generous gift by local philanthropist, Dr. Virgil Elings, we provide free colonoscopy screening to those in our community who are unable to afford it through a partnership with the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics.
The Gastroenterology Department works closely with other specialty departments associated with the medical faculty at Sansum Clinic, including our Internal Medicine, Radiology, Surgery, Bariatrics, Oncology and Colon & Rectal Surgery departments.