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.
If you experience 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 888-422-1410.
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.