Gastroenterologist in Louisville
Dr. William Evans is an experienced Louisville gastroenterologist offering diagnostic and therapeutic care for conditions involving the GI tract, pancreas and liver. He provides his patients throughout Kentucky, with comprehensive care that has been honed through years of specialized training and surgical experience. Over the years, GI Doctor William Evans has helped thousands of people by effectively diagnosing, managing and/or treating the uncomfortable and chronic conditions affecting their digestive system.
Why Choose Dr. William Evans?
- His superior technical skill lowers the risk of surgical complications. Dr. Evans received specialized training in both gastroenterology and therapeutic endoscopy, and colonoscopy in Louisville. Studies have proven that the risks for procedural and surgical complications are lower with a physician, like Dr. Evans, who has experience performing many different types of advanced endoscopic GI procedures on a regular basis.
- He has a patient-centered approach to treatment. Instead of a “one size fits all” approach to care, Dr. Evans believes that each patient should receive individual attention and be listened to with compassionate interest. In a world where medicine has become more corporate than personal, Dr. Evans strives to maintain a warm and sincere relationship with each of his patients.
- He uses a “shared decision-making approach” with his patients. With all of his Louisville patients, Dr. Evans works hard to ensure that they have a complete understanding of their treatment options, average outcomes and potential risk and complications of each procedural and surgical treatment type. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) integrates the best research evidence along with clinical judgement, while including safety, effectiveness and cost of medical procedures. Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) serve as reference guides for what the best EBM suggests doctors should do in a given situation. Dr. Evans uses these two key developments in modern medicine to improve quality of care for his patients. He then discusses with the patient their goals for treatment, providing his recommendation based on how to best meet those goals. In this way, he works alongside his patients to come to a mutual decision about which type of treatment they choose.
What Services Does Dr. Evans Offer?
- General GI Procedures (Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and Capsule Endoscopy)
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP)
- Therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
- Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
- Single-Balloon Enteroscopy
- GI Luminal Stents
Advanced Endoscopic Procedures Performed at Jewish Hospital
Along with the endoscopic procedures described in his website, here is a list of additional advanced therapeutic endoscopic procedures performed by Dr. Evans at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
- Complex esophageal stricture dilation
- Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy(PEG) placement
- Eradication of esophageal varices
- Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of esophageal, stomach, and duodenal polyps and lesions
- Nasojejunal feeding tube placement
- Esophageal stent placement for malignant obstruction or traheo-esophageal fistula
- Duodenal wallstent placement for malignant gastric outlet obstruction
- Large pneumatic balloon dilation for achalasia
- Advanced techniques to reach cecum in previous unsuccessful colonoscopy
- Large complex polypectomy using endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
- Colonic wallstent placement for malignant obstruction
- Eradication of hemorrhoids with endoscopic banding
- Insertion of decompression tube for colonic pseudo-obstruction
- Direct-cholangioscopy with Spyglass
- ERCP guided gallbladder stenting for cholecystitis
- Removal of complex biliary stones with electro-hydraulic lithotripsy
ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND (EUS)
- EUS-guided fiducial placement for stereotactic radiation therapy (Cyberknife)
- EUS-guided pancreatic and biliary drainage in post-operative patients
- EUS eradication of gastric varices
- EUS-guided drainage of pelvic abscesses
- EUS-guided liver biopsy
- EUS-guided pancreatic pseudocyst drainage and necrosectomy
- EUS-guided cholecystoduodenostomy
THERAPY FOR BARRETT’S ESOPAGUS
- Endoscopic mucosal resection
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)