Digestive Health

Welcome to Gastroenterology Services at Oroville Hospital

Oroville Hospital Gastroenterology services provide a welcoming, caring and safe environment for all patients. Our Gastroenterology team focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of problems of the digestive tract.

The gastrointestinal tract is important to your health and wellbeing. It is responsible for a number of essential functions in our body and any discomfort within the digestive tract can greatly affect our overall well-being and quality of life. At Oroville Hospital, it is our goal to provide fast and accurate diagnoses, advanced treatment options and the highest level of patient care to maintain your digestive health.

To provide the finest personalized care, our Gastroenterology Department works in close association with primary care physicians in the community to provide the best personalized care. Equipped with the cutting-edge technology, our gastroenterologists practice the highest standard of care.Dr. Nathaniel Howard and Dr. Love Dalal are both highly experienced physicians in the field. Our dedicated physicians in association with our medical staff work to provide comprehensive care.

Gastroenterology Services at Oroville Hospital includes:

  • Colonoscopy/Colon Cancer Screening
  • Upper GI Endoscopy (EGD): For Disorders of Esophagus, Stomach and Upper Small Intestine
  • ERCP: For Disorders of Bile Duct and Pancreas
  • PEG Tube Placement
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Motility and pH Testing
  • Hepatitis-C: Diagnosis and Latest Treatment

In order to see a more in-depth view of the intestinal tract Oroville Hospital uses the newest state-of-the-art technology the Endo Capsule. This piece of technology allows us to see areas that cannot be reached by other methods and  allow us to diagnose more accurately than before. The capsule is the size of a vitamin capsule and consists of a high-resolution camera, and a transmitter. The single-use capsule is easily swallowed with a glass of water. Once swallowed, the capsule will begin transmitting images of the digestive system to a receiver worn comfortably on a belt, on the patient’s hip. This exam is sedation-free, and the patient can go about their normal daily routine. The Endo Capsule captures images that supplies physicians with a full examination of the small bowel which is not easily accessible by conventional upper or lower endoscopies. This piece of technology gives our physicians a more in-depth view of the intestinal tract, allowing for greater success for diagnosis and treatment.

For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact Dr. Love Dalal's office at 530-532-8071 or Dr. Nathaniel Howard's office at 530-538-3170.

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