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Our team of gastroenterology providers can diagnose and treat your digestive health concerns

Prevea digestive health

Working with you to keep your digestive system healthy
Compassionate care for the treatment and prevention of digestive system diseases

A visit to a gastroenterologist or GI provider means you need a specialist with dedicated training in the management of diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. You may also hear our services referred to as digestive health. 
Our team of gastroenterologists and advanced practice providers perform advanced procedures to most accurately diagnose and treat your digestive health conditions. With numerous locations, accessing our services is easy. You can find us in Green Bay, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, Appleton, Manitowoc and Plymouth. We also partner with four area hospitals to provide the best possible care close to home; HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay, and HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan and HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls. Procedures are also performed at the Prevea Surgery Center in Green Bay.

While we have the expertise and technology to treat you in a location that’s convenient for you, choose us because we have specialized programs that you won’t find anywhere else in the area, including:

  • The areas first heartburn treatment center where you’ll get personalized treatment from a specialty-trained patient coordinator, and advanced practice providers, physicians and dedicated nurses who thoroughly discuss symptoms of and treat GERD.
  • Access to a care manager for chronic conditions such as Crohn's, colitis, cirrhosis or fatty liver disease. Patients work closely with this provider to keep them as healthy as possible.
  • Prevea is the only health system in the Green Bay area with an IBD center that is dedicated to patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for those affected by IBD. The center is a collaboration of physicians, advanced practice providers, colorectal surgeons, pathologists, case managers, nursing teams and infusion therapy centers.

Before treating any condition, it’s important to use the right test to diagnosis it. At Prevea, we have access to state-of-the-art testing and technology to identify your condition. Comprehensive diagnostic services include:

Upon diagnosis, we’ll work with you to identify a treatment plan that optimizes your quality of life.

Exceed national benchmarks

Colon cancer screening is an important part of what we do and we do it well. Our polyp detection rates exceed national benchmarks, outperforming others in the country. If you are 45 years old or order, schedule your colonoscopy. Colon cancer is often preventable with early detection.

The areas only IBD support group

Our quarterly support group is facilitated by our RN Crohn’s & Colitis Care Manager who will discuss nutrition, lifestyle changes, flare ups, mental health, good hygiene and anything in between. 

Key services

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a liver disease that can stay inside a person’s body and causes long-term illness, and seriously affects a person’s quality of life. The virus can last throughout a person’s lifetime and later cause liver scarring (cirrhosis) or liver cancer.

Celiac disease

Celiac disease is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for staying healthy. The damage is due to a reaction to eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye and oats.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

IBS is not a disease. It’s a common disorder that causes the large bowel, or colon, which stores stool, to function improperly. Although IBS can cause a great deal of discomfort and distress, it does not cause inflammation or changes in bowel tissue.

Fatty liver disease

Fatty liver disease, also known as Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), mirrors alcoholic liver disease, except patients who have it drink very little or no alcohol at all. Patients often experience no symptoms until the disease has progressed.

Inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Inflammation to the lining of your digestive tract and can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea and malnutrition. The inflammation from Crohn's disease can affect all layers and any part of the bowel. Ulcerative colitis only affects the large intestine.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

GERD, also called acid reflux, is caused by acid in your stomach flowing backward into your esophagus. Without treatment, chronic GERD can cause worsening symptoms and lead to inflammation or ulcers. And, potentially increase your risk of esophageal cancer.
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Bile duct cancers, stones and strictures
  • C. difficile
  • Cirrhosis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Disorders of the pancreas including pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer
  • Diverticulitis and diverticulosis
  • Esophageal varices
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Heartburn, acid reflux
  • Hepatitis B and hepatitis C
  • Liver cancer
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Peptic ulcer disease