Gastroenterology sounds complicated. And a bit scary. But it doesn’t have to be. Just think of gastroenterology as the medical term for anything that has to do with your digestive system—from your esophagus, stomach, liver and intestines, to your gallbladder, pancreas and colon. At Gastroenterology, we’re here to provide you with answers for all of your gastrointestinal concerns—in terms you’ll understand—along with the expert care you deserve. Our team of industry-leading gastroenterologists combine years of experience with cutting-edge technology to quickly diagnose and effectively treat any digestive system disorder.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Triage available Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Froedtert Holy Family Memorial Hospital
2300 Western Avenue, Manitowoc, WI 54220
Phone: 920-320-3744

Our partnership with the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network means that if needed, your local HFM provider can connect you with all the resources of eastern Wisconsin’s only academic health system, including access to advanced treatment options and clinical trials not widely available.

Gastrointestinal conditions—treated with the right care

No matter what digestive issue you may be experiencing, our expert team at Gastroenterology is ready to help. Here are just some of the digestive conditions we treat:

  • Acid reflux
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Bile duct disorders
  • Celiac disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon cancer screening (colonoscopy)
  • Common bile duct stones
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastritis
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Liver diseases (both viral and inheritable)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Ulcerative colitis

Our comprehensive gastrointestinal procedures

Based on your specific diagnosis and needs, we’re experienced in a variety of gastrointestinal procedures, including:

  • BRAVO pH testing/24 hour pH probe
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • EGD (upper endoscopy)
  • ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal dilation
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Esophageal varices screening and banding
  • Hemorrhoid banding

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At Gastroenterology, we’re committed to staying on the leading-edge of our specialty. We’re proud to utilize PillCam, which improves our ability to quickly and effectively diagnose your digestive issue. With this innovative pill-based visual system technology, we’re able to get more detailed images and more tissue coverage—which allows our team to more efficiently interpret your procedure data. PillCam is just one of the ways we’re here to provide you with the right, cutting-edge care, in the comfort of your own community.

Our Gastroenterology Providers

Gastroenterology, Froedtert Holy Family Memorial Hospital, 2300 Western Avenue, Manitowoc, WI 54220 Phone: 920-320-3744
Zahid Afzal

Zahid Afzal, MD

Gastroenterology (GI)
William Alvarez

William Alvarez, MD

Gastroenterology (GI)
Andrew Albert

Andrew Albert, MD

Gastroenterology (GI)
Freda Arlow

Freda Arlow, MD, FACG

Gastroenterology (GI)
Jennifer Drake

Jennifer Drake, PA-C

Gastroenterology (GI)
Stephen Eskin

Stephen Eskin, MD

Gastroenterology (GI)