We use endoscopic procedures to look for pre-cancers or cancers in
the early stage of development. Our primary mission is cancer
prevention by detecting and removing pre-cancerous growths. Our
mission also includes early cancer detection. If prevention is not
possible, cancer detected early has a high rate of successful
treatment. Certain conditions require frequent monitoring and the
support of additional specialists, all of whom work together to
provide the best possible care.
Management and treatment of conditions may include:
Personal and family health history consultation
Screening (e.g. colonoscopy
GI endoscopy including age-appropriate colorectal cancer
screening in the general (average-risk) population)
Surveillance (monitoring a patient at higher-than-average
Advanced or therapeutic endoscopy
Learn more about the gastrointestinal conditions we help patients manage:
A pre-cancerous condition characterized by changes in the cells
lining the esophagus which raises the risk of developing
adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. It is associated with long-term
irritation from acid reflux, commonly in patients with a long history
This cancer usually begins in the periphery of the lung and under
the lining of the bronchi. It is the most common type of lung cancer
in people who have never smoked.
Adenocarcinoma is also associated with chronic acid reflux and
Chronic pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that does not
heal or improve - it gets worse over time and leads to permanent
damage. Chronic pancreatitis, like acute pancreatitis, occurs when
digestive enzymes attack the pancreas and nearby tissues, causing
episodes of pain. Chronic pancreatitis often develops in people who
are between the ages of 30 and 40.
Pancreatic cysts are masses found in the pancreas. Unlike cysts in
other organs, many pancreatic cysts can be clinically significant, in
that they can cause pain or have the potential to become cancer.
Therefore, it is important to obtain an accurate diagnosis when a
pancreatic cyst is suspected or discovered.
A genetic condition in which hundreds or thousands of colorectal
polyps develop mainly in the colon and rectum, leading to a very high
risk of colorectal cancer. There is also higher risk of small
intestine and thyroid cancer.
Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics)
provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well
as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office
staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to
Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers