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Digestive Health Center at Kennedy

When you are experiencing complex digestive issues, getting answers - and then getting effective treatment - is a top priority.

The Digestive Health Center at Kennedy located within the Kennedy Health System's Surgical Center in Washington Township, exists solely to provide advanced diagnostic services for the diagnosis of complex digestive problems, in a setting geared toward patient comfort and safety.

Why Choose The Digestive Health Center at Kennedy

  • A team of highly trained gastroenterologists, nurses and technicians
  • Advance diagnostic tests
  • State-of-the-art equipment and treatment rooms
  • Personalized Care
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • A Multidisciplinary Approach

Advanced Diagnostics and Improved Outcomes
Timely and advanced diagnostic techniques can help improve patient outcomes. The Kennedy Center for Digestive Health at Kennedy offers high-definition (HD) digital imaging endoscopes, as well as endoscope ultrasound, among other advanced modalities so that your physician can diagnose - and effectively treat - your medical condition.

Personalized Care
Each patient at our digestive diseases center is cared for by a board-certified gastroenterologist and our highly-skilled support team, all of whom are committed to providing you with comfort, answers, options, and results.

A Multidisciplinary Approach
Working with Kennedy's departments of Radiology, Pathology and Surgery, The Digestive Health Center at Kennedy is uses innovative and specialized techniques for diagnosing complex disorders of the digestive tract, including the pancreas, bile ducts and liver.

Advanced Diagnostic Capabilities
Our doctors use the technologically superior Olympus EVIS EXERA II video system, with high-definition and narrow-band imaging, for gastroscopies and colonoscopies. The High-Definition signal from the endoscope platform's video processor produces an impressive 1080 lines of resolution -- more than twice the number of scan lines used by conventional systems, offering doctors breathtaking images with a high level of detail and color for diagnostic purposes.

Additionally, Kennedy's Center for Digestive Health also offers:

  • Endoscopic Ultrasound - (EUS), is an advanced diagnostic tool used for diagnosis and staging of digestive disorders. For cancers, evaluation of chronic pancreatitis, evaluation of bile duct abnormalities and evaluation of nodules in the intestinal wall. Physicians use the EUS to examine the lining and walls of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract and nearby organs such as the pancreas, liver and gallbladder.
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography - (ERCP) is used primarily to diagnose and treat conditions of the bile ducts -- including gallstones, scarring, leaks (from trauma or surgery) and cancer -- through the combined use of x-rays and endoscopy. ERCP is a technique that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat certain problems of the biliary or pancreatic ductal systems. Through the endoscope, the physician can see the inside of the stomach and duodenum, and inject dyes into the ducts in the biliary tree and pancreas so they can be seen on x-rays.
  • Small Bowell Enteroscopy, small bowel enteroscopy allows a physician to navigate the entire small bowel from either an oral or rectal approach, enabling them to perform both diagnostic and therapeutic techniques within the small bowel without the need of an open surgical procedure.

Treating You Well
Our caring team of healthcare specialists is committed to making your experience a positive one. We look forward to assisting you in your journey to better health!


The Center for Digestive Health at Kennedy
540 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, 08080 NJ
856-218-5422