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Gastroparesis

The Digestive Health Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating gastroparesis.

Conditions Treated

  • Diabetics
  • Idiopathic gastroparesis
  • Post injections

Testing Options

  • EGD
  • Gastric emptying study for solids for 4 hours
  • Labs:
    • Glu
    • HbA1c
    • TSH
  • Smart pill study or octanoic acid breath test
  • Solid phase gastric emptying

Treatment Options

  • Antiemetic
  • Antinausea medication
  • Diet
    • Restoration of fluids and electrolytes
    • Optimization of glycemic control in DM
  • Dietician
    • Frequent small volume nutrient meals: low in fat and soluble fiber
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Gastric pacemaker placement
  • Medications:
    • Metoclopramide
    • Erythromycin
    • Domperidone
  • Subtotal gastrectomy

Care Team

Physician Assistant, Internal Medicine