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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.

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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