Services > Gastroenterology


The Gastroenterology (GI) physicians at KHA offer diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases affecting the digestive system, stomach and liver.

Common disorders treated include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia
  • Benign tumors
  • Acid Reflux & Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Celiac Disease (autoimmune disorder of the small intestine, triggered by gluten)
  • Diverticular disease (diverticulosis, intestinal)
  • Duodenal/Gastric (stomach) ulcers (peptic ulcers)
  • Dysphagia (difficulty or discomfort swallowing)
  • Esophageal Achalasia (difficult for food and liquid to pass into the stomach)
  • Esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus)
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis (stomach inflammation)
  • Gastroparesis (prevents proper stomach empyting)
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids (swollen & inflamed veins in the rectum and anus)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis)
  • Lactose Intolerance (inability to fully digest sugar [lactose] in dairy products)
  • Pancreatitis (inflamed pancreas – lies behind the lower part of the stomach)
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Viral Hepatitis, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vomiting Disorders

Common procedures performed by KHA's GI physicians include:

  • Colon Cancer screening
  • Bravo pH Study (to identify presence of acid reflux and GERD)
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Breath Testing - to evaluate for carbohydrate malabsorption.
  • Pill Capsule - to evaluate for possible sources of GI Bleeding.
  • ERCP - to examine and evaluate the bile ducts.
  • Smart Pill Testing - for evaluation of gastric motility.

Procedures are performed at the Kennedy Surgical Center, as well as Kennedy University Hospitals in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township.


2211 Chapel Avenue West
Suite 301
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
73 North Maple Avenue
Suite B
Marlton, NJ 08053
1300 Liberty Place
Sicklerville, NJ 08081
333 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
188 Fries Mill Road
Suite N-1
Turnersville, NJ 08012
159 South Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096

Doctors & Providers

Brian J. Blair, DO
Dr. Drew J. Chiesa
Dr. John C. Chiesa
Dr. Donald J. McMahon
Dr. Richard Walters