Portland Gastroenterology: Colonoscopy, Endoscopy and Gastroenterology Services in Portland, Maine
Welcome to Portland Gastroenterology Center, serving physicians and patients throughout Maine and Northern New England. We offer state-of-the-art technology in a safe, comfortable setting in Portland, Maine. As a patient, you benefit from the collective experience of twelve highly skilled gastroenterologists. From routine screenings to the most advanced procedures, we offer the best in care and always treat you with the dignity you deserve.
Watch our video and learn more about the importance of having a colonoscopy.
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths. But early detection through colonoscopy can reduce your risk of developing the disease by 90%.
Maybe you’re just unsure because you feel healthy. Maybe you’ve lost sight of the fact that colonoscopy protects even healthy people against the serious risk of colorectal cancer. Or, maybe, convincing a loved one of the importance of good colon health is a challenge.
Here at Portland Gastroenterology, our gastroenterologists are available to offer colonoscopies in the comfort of our state-of-the-art Endoscopy Center.
After you schedule your exam, go back to your to-do list and proudly check off this important step in protecting your health. With that out of the way, what’s next on your list? A cooking class? A new fishing rod? Guitar lessons? Good health opens many doors!
In the news…
Bacterial infection from specialized endoscope
At Portland Gastroenterology Center, we are aware of reports from medical centers in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Chicago of a drug resistant bacterial infection transmitted via a specialized endoscope, called a duodenoscope, used to diagnose and treat disorders of the pancreas and bile ducts.
We do not do this procedure in our facility at Portland Gastroenterology Center.
This rare infection has not been associated with other far more common procedures such as colonoscopy or upper endoscopy.
Patient safety is a primary concern for all of us at Portland Gastroenterology Center. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as they evaluate and address this issue.
One in 10 Americans, from infants to the elderly, has liver disease. Come and join the thousands of people across the country committed to making a difference in the fight against liver disease. Since 1976, the American Liver Foundation has remained steady in its mission of facilitation and promoting education, funding research and advocacy related to liver health and wellness. Donations raised by walkers help the American Liver Foundation, with 78 cents of every dollar directly funding patient services and mission delivery. Every step is a symbol of moving forward and the progress that we can achieve together. One Step. One Walk. One Future. A future without liver disease.
To learn more about how to keep moving forward in the fight against liver disease and to register for the walk, visit http://go.liverfoundation.org/site/TR?fr_id=4810&pg=entry
Please join us Sunday, June 28th at Edward Payson Park in Portland. Registration/Check-in will begin at 9am. Walking starts at 10:30am.