Bloomington Gastroenterology is part of Bloomington Medical Services, an affiliate of Wooster Community Hospital Health System. Providers at this office specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of issues that can affect the digestive system or gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
For more information about the gastroenterology services offered at Wooster Community Hospital, call (330) 202-5676.
Our Gastroenterology Services
Services our gastroenterologist can provide include:
- Colonoscopy (colon cancer screening)
- Hemorrhoid banding
- Upper GI endoscopy
- Video capsule endoscopy
- And, much more
You may require our gastroenterology services if you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of the following GI disorders:
- Acid reflux, heartburn, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
- Cancer of the colon, pancreas, liver, etc.
- Celiac disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Constipation, diarrhea
- Fecal incontinence
- Gallbladder disease / gallstones
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Liver disease
- Motility disorders
- Ulcerative colitis (UC)
If you are experiencing abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing, or noticing blood in your stool, you should make an appointment with our gastroenterology specialist who can determine – or rule out – a GI condition as the cause of your symptoms.
If you are at increased risk for colorectal cancer, you may need to begin screening earlier and be screened more often. Risk factors include:
- Family history of colorectal cancer
- Personal history of colorectal cancer or certain types of polyps
- Personal history of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease)
- Prior history of radiation to the abdomen or pelvic area to treat a prior cancer
If you have any of the above risk factors, it's critically important to schedule a screening colonoscopy. No referral is necessary to receive a screening – all you need to do is call us to schedule one at (330) 202-5686.
Self-Pay Package Pricing
If you are self-pay or have a high deductible, we can help. Please contact us to discuss package price discounts for services at WCH, call (330) 263-8158.
"I had probably the best experience I've ever had with any doctor. I saw Dr. Friend, and he was amazing! He was smart, nice, and so understanding. I went to him for gastroenterology, but he knew other things to look out for concerning my other health issues."
"I love these doctors, they check for everything, and they make sure you are well taken care of and make sure everything gets taken care of. If you have anything wrong with your stomach and they do great on everything else you need. I want to give a big thanks to Dr. Friend, I appreciate you a lot, and your associates and your staff is amazing. I'd give you 10 stars if I could..."
Bloomington Gastroenterology is located at Wooster Community Hospital, Physician Offices' floor in Wooster, Ohio.
1761 Beall Avenue, Suite 3B
Wooster, OH 44691