The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the system of organs that makes up the digestive system. The digestive system includes the esophagus, stomach and small and large intestines.
St. Francis' gastroenterology services help diagnose, treat and prevent future digestive issues including inflammatory bowel, heartburn, digestive and swallowing issues. Using the latest endoscopic equipment surgeons can thoroughly assess a patient’s symptoms and prescribe effective treatment. Our providers also see outpatients who need colonoscopies.
St. Francis Regional Medical Center, in partnership with Allina Health, has developed this gastrointestinal program to serve the needs of patients in the southwest metro. Allina Health gastroenterologist, Ross Sage, MD, is now available on the St. Francis campus to care for clinic patients, perform procedures and offer inpatient services.
Our board-certified gastroenterologist, Ross Sage, MD, specializes in diagnosing, managing and treating diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract including inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disorders, hepatology, colon cancer and diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts. Gastroenterologists receive dedicated training in endoscopy, the use of narrow, flexible lighted tubes with built-in video cameras, to visualize the inside of the intestinal tract.
The following procedures are available:
Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy
Diagnostic and therapeutic EGD
Endoscopic mucosal resection
For appointments, call 952.428.3535.