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Saint Luke's GI Specialists opens clinic at Wright Memorial Hospital

TRENTON, Mo. (Dec. 4, 2014) — Patients in need of consultation with a GI specialist may now do so closer to home in Grundy County, as Saint Luke’s GI Specialists has opened a new clinic on the campus of Wright Memorial Hospital.   

Saint Luke’s GI Clinic offers diagnosis and treatment of general GI disorders, both simple and complex, including: acid reflux, peptic ulcers, gallstones and pancreatitis, lactose intolerance, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease/ulcerative colitis), Barrett’s esophagus, hepatitis and liver failure, celiac disease and constipation. The clinic also offers colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures.

“Saint Luke’s has a long-standing commitment to partnering with communities to provide excellent care for patients close to home,” said Sreeni S. Jonnalagadda, M.D. of Saint Luke’s GI Specialists. “With the opening of the GI Clinic at Wright Memorial Hospital, we hope to make it easier for patients in Trenton and the surrounding area to receive expert care in their own community.”

Saint Luke’s GI Specialists is committed to providing the best evidence-based care for patients, using state-of-the-art technology and incorporating the latest advances to diagnose and manage gastrointestinal diseases. Patients with cases requiring specialized procedures or surgery have access to a highly skilled team of specialists at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.

Dr. Jonnalagadda will be joined by Rajiv Chhabra, M.D. and Wendell K. Clarkston, M.D. The clinic is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 913-491-9100. Saint Luke’s GI Specialists’ office is located at Wright Memorial Hospital, 191 Iowa Boulevard, in Trenton, Mo.

Recently named one of America’s Top Doctors in Gastroenterology, Dr. Jonnalagadda is Director of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Therapeutic Endoscopy, and Professor of Medicine at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His special interests include advanced endoscopic procedures, biliary and pancreatic diseases, esophageal, colonic, gastric and small bowel malignant and premalignant diseases.

Dr. Clarkston is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and Program Director of the Gastroenterology Training Program at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. He has special interests in swallowing disorders, colorectal cancer prevention and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Dr. Chhabra is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine with special interests in inflammatory bowel diseases, gastrointestinal bleeding, and liver disease, including Fatty Liver Diseases, and small bowel diseases.

Saint Luke’s Health System

Saint Luke’s Health System consists of 10 area hospitals and several primary and specialty care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the Kansas City metropolitan area and the surrounding region.

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