Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver. Common conditions managed by a gastroenterologist include colon polyps and cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gallbladder disease, GERD or acid reflux, hemorrhoids, ulcers, and pancreatitis. The unique training  gastroenterologists complete provides them with the ability to care for patients with a wide variety of gastrointestinal ailments and restore them to optimal digestive health. Gastrointestinal issues can range in severity, which is why consulting a specialist can lead to a quicker and accurate diagnosis of complex gastrointestinal conditions. You may visit TPMG’s  Gastroenterologists if you experience abnormal bowel movements, have unexplained weight loss, frequent bloating or abdominal pain, have persistent heartburn, among other conditions.

Source: The American College of Gastroenterology

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Our Gastroenterology Locations

Newport News

TPMG Gastroenterology – Newport News

11751 Rock Landing Drive
Suite 1
Newport News, VA 23606

(757) 240-2700

Williamsburg

TPMG Gastroenterology – Williamsburg

5424 Discovery Park Boulevard
Building B, Suite 104
Williamsburg, VA 23188

(757) 206-1113

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FAQ – Gastroenterolgy

We understand that patients at TPMG Gastroenterology – Williamsburg and TPMG Gastroenterology – Newport News have questions regarding their treatment and care. Below are FAQ’s with valuable information:

Do I need COVID-19 testing?

A: Each facility has different testing requirements. Currently, the TPMG Williamsburg and Newport News Procedure Suites do not require testing.  Mary Immaculate Hospital COVID testing requirements are based on the current positivity rate. If you aren’t sure if COVID testing is required, please call our Williamsburg office at 757-206-1113 and select option 2, our Newport News office at 757-240-2700, or the number listed for your facility.

If I have a deductible, will I be required to pay it prior to my procedure?

A: Yes. All deductibles are due at the time of service. Please call your insurance for more information or if you have a high deductible plan you may reach Rebecca Pope at 757-659-6285, extension 8002 to discuss payment in full plans before your procedure.

How much notification do I need to give if I need to cancel or reschedule my procedure?

A: 72-business hour notification is required for our office to avoid a $150.00 cancellation fee. Please call our Williamsburg office at 757-206-1113 and select option 2, or our Newport News office at 757-240-2700.

Does someone have to come with me?

A: Yes. We ask that someone must bring you to and from your appointment and they should remain at the facility throughout the duration of the procedure.

How many people are allowed to come with me?

A: One person should accompany you to your procedure, but others may be allowed if they are needed for communication, ambulatory, or healthcare needs.  All others should wait in the car.

What medications should I stop before my procedure?

A: Blood Thinners, some vitamins, and some supplements must be stopped 2-5 days prior to your procedure. Please call our Williamsburg office and select option 4 or our Newport News office and select option 3 for specific instructions at least five business days prior to your procedure.

What foods am I allowed or not allowed to eat during my prep-period?

A: Please refer to the sample diet for the prep found on our Williamsburg location page. If you have any additional questions, please call the Williamsburg office at 757-206-1113 and select option 4 or our Newport News office at 757-240-2700 and select option 3.

How long does the procedure take?

A: Each patient experience differs depending on the care needed and their medical history, but it usually takes one hour to an hour and 30 minutes.

How should I expect to feel after my procedure?

A: Each experience is different; however, mild to moderate pain and light bleeding from the site is normal. If you are unsure about symptoms following your procedure, please call our office(s).

How long after the procedure will I get my results?

A: Please allow up to two weeks for your test results. If it’s been two weeks and you have not heard back, please call our Williamsburg office at 757-206-1113 and select option 4 or call our Newport News office at 757-240-2700 and select option 3.

Why am I being billed for a diagnostic procedure when I was sent for a screening procedure?

A: Screening procedures can become diagnostic depending on what is found during the procedure.  Please contact your insurance provider for further information concerning diagnostic procedure billing as each insurance company is different.