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Services

The physicians and staff of Midwest Gastrointestinal Associates, PC (MGI) are pleased to welcome your referred patients to our practice.  MGI is dedicated to the care of patients with gastrointestinal conditions and are committed to providing high quality, cost conscious patient care.  Our state-of-the-art medical facility and care in clinics and hospitals are conveniently located throughout the Omaha/Council Bluffs area, as well as many outlying towns in Nebraska and Iowa.  Our practice is poised to meet the demands and needs of your referral population.  Each of our physicians follows his or her patients and is active in their patient’s plans of care.  However, our gastroenterologists also operate as a group and your patients may occasionally be seen by partners of your preferred gastroenterologist.

Our schedulers are available by phone from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday to schedule office visits or procedures.  Fax completed Referral Forms to (402) 505-4710 and one of our friendly scheduling staff will contact your patient at the earliest convenience.  We sincerely thank you for allowing us to participate in the care of your patient.

If you experience any concerns with scheduling a patient, please feel free to call our office and ask to speak to a manager or physician directly.

Midwest Gastrointestinal Associates, PC, has a dedicated infusion center which provides intravenous medications used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  Our infusion center provides optimal coordination of care with onsite gastroenterologists and specialized nursing staff.  Our nursing staff is committed to providing the highest level of care available.  The infusion center strives to make infusion treatments as convenient and stress-free as possible and offers the following amenities to enhance your patient’s infusion experience:

  • Eight individual patient bays
  • Large, comfortable recliners
  • Private, flat screen television
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Nutrition station
  • Ample windows and natural lighting
  • Convenient parking
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Onsite phlebotomy and lab services
  • Immunization services
  • Consistent, experienced nursing personnel
  • Financial counseling
  • Access to IBD Case Manager

Intravenous Medications

Entyvio – A biologic IV therapy drug given 6-8 times per year as treatment for Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis         Entyvio Post Infusion Instructions

Remicade – A biologic IV therapy drug given 6-8 times per year as treatment for Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis        Remicade Post Infusion Instructions

Stelara – A biologic therapy drug given 6-8 times per year as treatment for severely active Crohn’s disease                                     Stelara Post Infusion Instructions

Tysabri – A monthly, biologic infusion therapy to treat moderate to severe Crohn’s                                                                                  Tysabri Post Infusion Instructions

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic at Midwest Gastrointestinal Associates, PC, offers cutting edge, compassionate medical care for people with all levels of inflammatory bowel disease.  Our gastroenterologists are specialists in the medical management of IBD, offering innovative medical therapy.  Our multidisciplinary approach provides access to gastroenterologists, case managers, dieticians, infusion center, and IBD support groups.

To refer patients to our IBD Clinic, contact our office, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday to schedule an office visit with a gastroenterologist.  Completed Referral Forms can also be faxed to (402) 505-4710.

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At Midwest Gastrointestinal Associates, PC, our gastroenterologist and specialized nursing staff provide evaluation and treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis B and C infections and other chronic liver diseases, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic liver disease, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis and primary biliary cirrhosis. Our clinic, in conjunction with Nebraska Medical Center liver transplant program, delivers evaluation of patients with cirrhosis who may be in need of liver transplantation as well.

Services

  • Physical examinations
  • Laboratory testing
  • Coordinate imaging studies, including ultrasound, CT and MRI
  • Liver biopsy
  • Disease-specific treatment
  • Nutrition services
  • Preventive health/vaccination
  • Patient education

To refer patients to our hepatitis clinic, contact our office, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday to schedule an office visit with a gastroenterologist.  Completed Referral Forms can also be faxed to (402) 505-4710.

Karisa Jansen, RD, LMNT

Certified in Adult Weight Management

Karisa was born and raised in Omaha.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science and Dietetics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2003.  She then went on to complete her dietetic internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2004.  Prior to joining Midwest GI, Karisa spent six years working at Hy-Vee as a registered dietitian. She completed the Commission on Dietetic Registration Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management in 2011.  Karisa is dedicated to helping patients incorporate healthy eating into their everyday lives. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

As a referred patient with MGI, patients are eligible for a free consultation with our registered dietitian; including nutrition assessment and a plan of care tailored to meet their specific needs.  Proper nutrition helps patients obtain better quality of life and choosing the right types, textures, and portions of foods can help patients find greater symptom relief.  Our dietitian is available to coach patients in their necessary nutrition changes and they can make a life-long commitment to healthier choices.

Click here for more information on the GI diets offered at MGI.

Weight Management Therapy

Additionally, MGI’s multidisciplinary approach offers weight management therapy to patients with gastrointestinal diseases who would benefit from a weight loss program.  Our registered dietitian is dedicated to promoting a healthier body weight utilizing evidence-based guidelines, nutrition coaching principles and is certified in Adult Weight Management by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

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