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From diagnosis through treatment and beyond, our care team delivers compassionate, individualized treatment for patients with gastrointestinal and digestive system conditions.

Beebe’s gastroenterology services treat individuals with GI conditions, including liver cancer, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and biliary and pancreatic diseases.
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GI Tests & Procedures at Beebe

Beebe Healthcare provides comprehensive gastroenterology services both in-office, at the endoscopy center, and at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus. Some of the procedures performed are:

  • Upper endoscopy with dilation (stretching of the narrowing of the esophagus)
  • Endoscopy with bougie (type of dilator -narrowing of the esophagus)
  • Colonoscopy- Looks for colon cancer and removes polyps. Can be performed inside or outside the operating room.
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy- Used to look at the large intestine for possible causes of symptoms such as abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, or rectal bleeding.

Endoscopies and colonoscopies can be performed inside or outside of the operating room.

Call 302-645-9325 to make your appointment today.

GI Surgeries

For those with more serious gastroenterology concerns, Beebe also provides a number of GI surgeries. Some of those are:

  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopy with PEG placement
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)- Combines endoscopy and x-rays to identify gallstones, tumors, or scar tissue in the bile or pancreatic ducts

Meet the Team

Digestive Health Awareness

The human digestive system provides nutrients for the body and is the first line of defense against disease. Yet, more than 60 million people are affected by digestive diseases. Programs and services include gastrointestinal surgery, GI and liver cancer treatments, edoscopy, celiac disease, small bowel imaging, inflammatory bowel disease, and biliary and pancreatic diseases.

Call 302-645-9325 to make your appointment today.

Did You Know?

Colorectal cancer can be a devastating illness, and accounts for about 50,000 deaths each year in the United States, making it the country’s second- leading cause of cancer death. Learn how we can find cancer earlier.

Commonly Asked Questions

Beebe Gastroenterology physicians and care providers are here to help you navigate your recommended health assessments. Dr. Robert Deckmann of Beebe Gastroenterology discusses new tools that help find colon cancer earlier.

The American Cancer Society recommends the following testing guidelines for early detection of polyps and cancer for people over 50 at average risk for developing cancer:

  • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) every year*,**
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years* or colonoscopy every 10 years

*Colonoscopy should be done if test results are positive.
**For FOBT used as a screening test, the take-home multiple sample method should be used. ( Recommendations)

  • Hepatitis: flu-like symptoms, dark-yellow urine, light-colored stools, yellowish eyes and skin
  • Celiac disease (gluten intolerance): stomach pain, gas, diarrhea, weight-loss; itchy, blistering skin rash, changes in mood and extreme tiredness
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome): abdominal pain or discomfort, chronic diarrhea, constipation, or both
  • Diverticulitis: cramping in lower abdomen; blood or mucus in stool; low-grade fever

Seek medical help if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

Follow a Healthy Lifestyle

  • Avoid fatty foods
  • Eat more fiber—fruits and vegetables
  • Eat small meals
  • Reduce stress
  • Reduce sugar intake
  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid smoking and drinking excessive alcohol