JOHN GARVIE, MD
JAMES PANETTA, DO
Board certified excellence...
Our physicians are dual board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and The American Board of Medical Specialties. This means you receive the most up to date and highest quality care possible.
642 Ulukahiki St, Suite 302 Kailua, HI 96734
56-117 Pualalea St Kahuku, HI 96731
Tel: (808) 440-6789
Fax: (808) 440-6777
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Windward Digestive Health Center opened its Kailua clinic in the Spring of 2013 to serve the digestive needs of Windward Oahu. Since then we have touched the lives of hundreds of patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, and we have set a new standard in the care of patients with digestive disorders in our community.
As our practice has grown to two board certified physicians, we have expanded our locations to the North Shore community of Kahuku on the campus of Kahuku Medical Center. We are pleased to be able to be able to serve this location with the same great service we have come to be known for in Kailua.
Our practice is committed to providing exceptional care as we address the digestive health care needs of our local community. By providing a professional, friendly, and courteous environment, our staff is dedicated to making your experience with us a pleasant one.
Digestive wellness provided with aloha.
COLON CANCER SCREENING
Regular screening is key to preventing colorectal cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, where stomach acid causes heartburn and other symptoms, and can lead to damage to the esophagus.
HEPATITIS B AND C
We offer treatment for viral hepatitis B and C, two common causes of chronic liver disease.
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: chronic inflammatory conditions that affect the digestive tract.
CIRRHOSIS AND LIVER DISEASE
We also treat a full range of liver disease and manage patients with cirrhosis from all causes.
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
Many patients with IBS complain of abdominal pain or bloating with an erratic stool pattern.
The patient portal is a secure connection to your medical records. From here you can check lab results, update your personal information, request prescription refills, and send secure messages to our staff.
At Windward Digestive Health Center, our physicians are experts in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology, and treat a full range of digestive and liver conditions:
Symptoms of hemorrhoids include can burning, itching and bleeding. Many of these symptoms can be eliminated by ligating hemorrhoids using the CRH O'Reagan system.
Evaluation of the colon, also known as the large intestine, with a long, flexible fiberoptic camera called a colonoscope.
UPPER ENDOSCOPY (EGD)
Evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and part of the small intestine with a long, flexible camera called and endoscope.
VIDEO CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY
Also known as a PillCam, this tiny camera is swallowed and takes images of the intestine not reachable by standard endoscopy.
H. PYLORI BREATH TESTING
We offer urea breath testing, a noninvasive test for Helicobacter pylori, a major cause of peptic ulcer disease and gastritis.
PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE
Ulcers of the stomach and small intestine can cause abdominal pain, nausea, can cause life-threatening bleeding from the digestive tract.
A special type of upper endoscopy that is used to diagnose and treat conditions of the bile and pancreatic ducts.