Wilmington Gastroenterology offers complete treatment and screening of digestive diseases for new and establised patients. We see patients under many different circumstances including new patient consultations, procedure follow-up appointments, recent hospitalization follow-up or for new symptoms or a change in symptoms. Our full array includes office treatments and procedures for digestive, stomach, esophagus,and colon related illnesses. Patients may be referred by their own physician or call us directly for most appointments.
Common symptoms and disorders we treat include:
o Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD or heartburn)
o Swallowing difficulty
o Abdominal or stomach pain
o Nausea and vomiting
o Unexplained weight loss
o Celiac disease
o Crohn's disease
o Ulcerative colitis
o Inflamatory Bowel Disease
o Irritable bowel syndrome
o Colorectal cancer screening
o Barrett's Esophagus
Treatments and Procedures include:
o EGD (upper endoscopy)
o Capsule endoscopy
o IV Infusions
o Hemorrhoid Banding
o Esphageal Dilation
We also offer Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), which uses a small ultrasound on the tip of an endoscope to evaluate the wall of the bowel and the surrounding issues and organs. It is the standard of care in staging rectal cancers, esophageal cancers, and gastric cancer as well as in evaluating submucosal masses in the wall of the GI tract for diagnosis and staging. It is the most accurate test for evaluating the pancreas and bile duct and, as such, is critical in diagnosis and staging of cancers, masses or cysts of these organs as well as assessing the causes of pancreatitis. It is also the most accurate means of evaluating the bile duct and gallbladder for stones and sludge that may indicate bile duct obstruction or gallbladder dysfunction.
Read below for more information about our clinical trials.
What are clinical trials?
Clinical trials are research studies involving human volunteers to answer medical questions. They are the safest and fastest way to find new treatments and new ways to improve healthcare. There are several types of clinical trials:
Treatment trials test new treatments
Prevention trials test new approaches to lower risk or prevent a diseases or heath condition
Screening trials test the best way to detect certain diseases or health conditions.
Quality of life trials explore ways to improve comfort and quality of life of people with chronic illness.
An important aspect of clinical trials is patient participation. Without patients, trials can be held up for months, or even years, which delays the availability of potential treatment.
By enrolling in a clinical trial, you can help yourself and millions of patients around the world who may benefit from your participation.
What are potential benefits?
A well-designed clinical trial can offer patients benefits such as:
• Access to therapy and drugs not yet available to the public.
• Treatment provided by leading physicians.
• Careful monitoring of your condition and treatment.
• The ability to take a more active role in your own health care.
• An opportunity to help others by contributing to medical research.
How do I get involved?
Every trial has criteria that patients must meet before they can be enrolled. Considerations of eligibility for a study cam require specific information about your condition, previous treatments, and other additional criteria. You might have to participate in a phone interview or an office visit, at your or your insurance’s expense, to determine your eligibility.
Questions to ask before participating in a clinical trial:
• What is the main purpose of this study?
• What are my other options for treatment?
• Does this study involve a placebo or treatment that is already on the market?
• How long will I be asked to participate?
• What side effects might I expect?
• Is there any reimbursement for travel costs or childcare?
• Will I be able to see my own doctor?
• If the treatment works, is it still available after the study?
• Will I receive any follow up care after the study is complete?
• Am I, or my insurance company, financially responsible for any part of the study?
Would you like to learn more about our clinical trials or know if you qualify for one of our currently enrolling studies? If so, then please free to contact Phil Dattilo at 910-833-1954 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your personal contact information will never be shared with anyone outside of our group. We look forward to speaking with you.
Here are a few of the clinical trials we are working on:
Irritable Bowel Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome