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Avera Digestive Disease Institute

Avera Digestive Disease Institute works in partnership with physicians from Avera Medical Group Gastroenterology, as well as other medical disciplines including primary care, cancer care, surgery and hepatology, in order to accurately diagnose and treat disease of the gastrointestinal tract in adults, and provide recommended health screenings including colonoscopy.

As part of Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, Digestive Disease has the expertise and technology to provide advanced diagnostic and surgical care, and complex interventional endoscopy procedures. Referrals are welcome, as we work in partnership with primary care physicians in the care of digestive health conditions, including cancer.

We offer diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the entire GI tract, including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, pancreas, gallbladder and bile duct, colon, liver, anus and rectum.

Digestive Disease Conference

Avera’s Digestive Disease Conference offers a system of care that brings together a multidisciplinary team of physicians to make extraordinary strides in research, technology and therapies, leading to breakthroughs in treatment options for patients. This team meets weekly to review cases in detail, explore the best treatment protocols, share knowledge and create custom treatment plans that best suit patients’ individual case and lifestyle.

Navigation Services

If you experience a complicated digestive disorder or a gastrointestinal cancer, you’ll value the additional layer of support and guidance you receive from our dedicated gastrointestinal Patient Navigators at Avera Cancer Institute Sioux Falls. These certified nurse practitioners coordinate your care, answer your questions and provide emotional and social support. For more information, call 605-322-7334 or 605-322-1355.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • A list of current medications
  • Your medical information and radiology report supplied by your physician (if requested)
  • Complete medical release form
  • Your insurance information
  • Contact information for your referring physician

Colon Cancer Resources

Learn more about colorectal cancer topics in our health library.

Contact Us

Learn more about digestive health care at Avera, or make an appointment today.

  • Avera Digestive Disease Institute: 605-322-7797
  • Avera Medical Group Gastroenterology Sioux Falls: 605-332-8630

Get In-Depth Coverage on Digestive Health

Delve into digestive diseases and learn more about Avera’s services and specialists. Read Digestive Trac, a bimonthly publication from Avera Digestive Disease Institute.

Heartburn, Diarrhea … Is This Normal?

Find relief for gut-related issues. If you answer “YES” to any of these questions, you may benefit from a consultation with an Avera digestive health specialist. Contact us to take the next step.

  1. Do you experience dull or severe gut pain one or more times per week?
  2. Do you have chronic diarrhea?
  3. Do you have heartburn one or more times per week, especially after eating?
  4. Are your stools frequently hard or difficult to pass?
  5. Have you ever found blood in your stool or on toilet paper?
  6. Is it hard to swallow food, saliva or beverages?
  7. Have you experienced weight loss you couldn’t explain?

Digestive Health

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