Gastroenterology

Call us: 815-599-7715

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




Timothy Laurie DO, FACP

Specialty: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Board Certification: Gastroenterology
Location: FHN Specialty Care – Stephenson Street, FHN Family Healthcare Center – Mt. Carroll, FHN Family Healthcare Center – Pecatonica

Contact Information:
Phone: 1-815-599-7715
Fax: 815-599-7107



Vivek Mehta MD

Specialty: Gastroenterology
Board Certification: Gastroenterology
Location: FHN Specialty Care – Stephenson Street, FHN Memorial Hospital

Contact Information:
Phone: 1-815-599-7715
Fax: 815-599-7666



Ravi S. Vyas MD, FACG, FACP

Specialty: Gastroenterology
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Location: FHN Specialty Care – Stephenson Street, FHN Memorial Hospital

Contact Information:
Phone: 1-815-599-7715
Fax: 815-599-7107




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