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Gastroenterology is the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases of the stomach, small intestine and large intestine (colon), and related structures such as the esophagus, liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

FHN gastroenterologists treat a broad range of conditions and perform procedures including endoscopic (scope) examinations of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, pancreas, gallbladder, liver and common bile duct. These procedures are performed under moderate sedation, using a flexible scope with a camera lens which allows the physician to view the organs' inner lining. During the procedures, specialized instruments are used to take biopsies, remove polyps, cauterize bleeding sites and dilate strictures.

Other common gastroenterological procedures include placement of feeding tubes, treatment of hemorrhoids, capsule endoscopy to non-invasively examine the small intestine and pH and motility studies.

Our Providers

Chelsea Hartzell, DNP, FNP-BC

Board Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: FHN Memorial Hospital, FHN Specialty Care – Stephenson Street

Contact Information:
Phone: 1-815-599-7715

Finding the right providers for you and your family is an important step in ensuring your best health. If you need help finding a provider, please call us at 1-877-6000-FHN, 1-877-600-0346 ext 965, or you can download the FHN Location/Provider Directory.

Many of our specialty care offices require a referral from primary care for your initial visit, so if you're already an FHN patient, you may need to contact your primary care provider for more information. If you're new to FHN, or don't have a primary care provider, call the number above and you'll have a primary care appointment before you hang up the phone!* Thank you for choosing FHN!

*Restrictions or requirements of health insurance carriers may apply; eligibility will be confirmed during our conversation with you.