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Gastroenterology

Our Gastroenterology Department provides diagnosis and treatment for digestive and intestinal diseases and for disorders of the liver, colon, biliary tract, gallbladder and pancreas. Our board certified Gastroenterologist and medical staff provide comprehensive GI services to adult patients, from prevention and diagnostics to therapeutic treatment.

Our friendly, caring staff is highly trained in accommodating all your needs before, during, and after procedures. Our goal is to provide you with outstanding care in a timely, courteous, and professional manor.

Services and Procedures

  • Anoscopy
  • Colonoscopy with: biopsy, polypectomy
  • EGD (upper endoscopy) with: dilation of esophagus & pylorus
  • EUS (endoscopic ultrasound)
  • PEG placement/replacement
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy biopsy & dilation
  • Percutaneous Liver Biopsy
  • Small Bowel Endoscopy with biopsy balloon dilation
  • Small Bowel capsule Endoscopy
  • GI Hospitalist
  • Medical Therapy for Chronic Viral Hepatitis
  • Crohns/Ulcerative Colitis Management


Our Expert Staff

Maria Aljabi, MDMyChart

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Deaconess Clinic Henderson-Starlite
340 Starlite Drive, Henderson, KY 42420, 270/844-8027

Deaconess Clinic Gateway Physician Center
4133 Gateway Blvd., Suite 250, Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/853-5671

Mia Hindi, MDMyChart

Gastroenterology

Deaconess Clinic Gateway Professional Bldg 3rd Floor
4015 Gateway Blvd, Suite 3000, Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/426-9545

Shaukat Iftikhar, MDMyChart

Gastroenterology

Deaconess Hospital
600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747, 812/426-9545

Deaconess Gateway Hospital
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/426-9545

Kalyana Lavu, MDMyChart

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Deaconess Clinic Gateway Professional Bldg 3rd Floor
4015 Gateway Blvd, Suite 3000, Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/426-9545

Bruce Schneider, MDMyChart

Gastroenterology

Deaconess Clinic Downtown
421 Chestnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713, 812/426-9545

Panayiota Smeathers, NP

Advanced Practice Nurse , Gastroenterology

Deaconess Clinic Gateway Professional Bldg 3rd Floor
4015 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/426-9545