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Gastroenterology & Liver

Our board-certified providers diagnose and treat a variety of GI issues, from reflux to ulcers and diseases of the liver. If necessary, our staff will coordinate your care with other specialists at Hennepin Healthcare.

Our Department of Medicine's Response to Recent Community Events

On behalf of the Department of Medicine

To our patients,

We want to reach out to you regarding the recent events in our community. In the wake of events surrounding the death of George Floyd, we want you to know that the Hennepin Healthcare Department of Medicine stands alongside our community. We share your feelings of grief and trauma, and have also experienced this grief and trauma firsthand. We rise in solidarity with all members of our community who are grieving and fighting against social injustice and structural racism. We want you to know that we are here for you and your families. We will support the cause of racial justice and are also well aware that inequality leads to poorer health care outcomes.

We recognize the strain that these events have put on our community both emotionally and physically. We continue to provide the best medical care for you. We also understand the fear, mistrust and difficulties you may experience while navigating your healthcare needs, and will work to eliminate these barriers. We are committed to providing safe, accessible, and unbiased healthcare for all who are in need or desire it and we will partner with our community to learn how best to address inequities in effective and meaningful ways. We are here to care for you and share in your wellness. We encourage you to call us with any concerns as well as thoughts on how we can move forward in this necessary journey together.

We are here with you, for life.

Conditions Treated in the Clinic

General GI Conditions

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), acid reflux
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation/diarrhea
  • Dysphagia/swallowing difficulties
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic nausea/vomiting

Liver Conditions

  • Evaluation of abnormal liver testing (imaging and lab)
  • Hepatitis (all types)
  • Cirrhosis
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Gallstone disease
  • Lesions on the liver

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Preparing for a Colonoscopy

Before a colonoscopy, you'll need to empty your colon. Any residue in your colon may obscure the view of your colon during the procedure.

Emptying the contents of the colon is a key requirement for a successful colonoscopy. If the bowel prep isn't completed successfully, polyps and lesions can be missed; the colonoscopy may take longer (increasing the risk of complications); or the whole process may need to be repeated or rescheduled.

Preparation Instructions

View the appropriate procedure prescribed by your provider. All of the documents are in PDF format.

Not sure which colonoscopy prep was prescribed for you?
Call the GI Procedure Lab at 612-873-3636.

Colonoscopy with Golytely® Split Preparation

Colonoscopy with MiraLax® Preparation

Colonoscopy with GoLytely® Two Day Constipation Preparation

Colonoscopy with GoLytely® Same Day Preparation

Healthy Matters | WCCO

Ask the MD

Dr. David Hilden welcomes Dr. Jake Matlock on the program to discuss colon health.

Hospital-based care

This is a hospital-based clinic owned by Hennepin Healthcare. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions. Read the Frequently asked questions about hospital-based clinics to learn more.

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