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Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Steward Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at Rockledge Regional Medical Center concentrates on the diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of GI disorders through the use of cutting-edge technologies and extensive clinical research.

Gastroenterology

321-637-2345
321-637-2349 fax

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Steward Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastroenterology Specialists

111 Longwood Ave., Rockledge, FL 32955

8075 Spyglass Hill Rd. Suite 101, Viera, FL 32940

7227 N US Highway 1 Suite 220, Port St. John, FL 32927

Phone: (321) 637-2345
Fax:  (321) 637-2349

A multidisciplinary approach to digestive diseases is achieved through close collaboration with surgeons, hematologists and oncologists, radiologists, and other specialties throughout the medical center. 

GI services include:

  • Colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening with polyp removal
  • Diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, including the management of these diseases during pregnancy)
  • Management of Hepatitis B and C, as well as other liver diseases
  • Management of esophageal diseases, including esophageal motility studies and 24-hour pH monitoring
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic biliary endoscopy, including stent placement and stone removal
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Small bowel enteroscopy
  • Placement of feeding tubes into the stomach (PEG) or small intestine (PEJ) for patients who require supplemental feeding
  • Management of gastrointestinal cancers using stent placement (esophageal, colonic, duodenal, and biliary stenosis) or argon beam coagulation
  • LINX® Reflux Management System 

Resources

American Gastroenterological Association
American Gastroenterological Association
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, AGA has grown to include more than 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology.

Conditions We Treat

  • Colitis and Chrohn's disease
  • Celiac and gut related food allergies
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding and anemia
  • Gut-related inflammatory arthritis and skin condition
  • Chronic diarrhea and microscopic colitis
  • Esophageal dysphagia, gastritis and GERD
  • Autoimmune hepatitis and cholangitis
  • Familial syndromes of gastrointestinal cancer

Treatments

  • Novel therapies including biologics and infusions to treat Crohn's and colitis
  • Endoscopic management of IBD and chromoendoscopy
  • Screening and therapeutic colonoscopy for colorectal cancer
  • Manometry and pH impendence for esophageal disorders
  • LINX® Reflux Management System

Our Team

George Christophi, MD, PhD
George Christophi, MD, PhD

Internal Medicine,
Gastroenterology

Akriti Dewanwala, MD
Akriti Dewanwala, MD

Internal Medicine,
Gastroenterology

Robert Barbati, MD
Robert Barbati, MD

Internal Medicine,
Gastroenterology