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Dr. Edwin Schafer, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 72

Dr. Schafer

Dr. Edwin Schafer, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Omaha, NE and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Creighton University in 1974 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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(402) 397-7057

Dr. Schafer accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Schafer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diarrhea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schafer treats Diarrhea more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Schafer treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schafer treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Schafer treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Stomach Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schafer treats Stomach Diseases more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Schafer treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Schafer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Acute Diarrhea
  • Acute Gastritis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Bile Duct Stricture
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Infectious Diarrhea
  • Chronic Steatorrheal Diarrhea
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Colitis
  • Colitis-Like Hematochezia
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Mass
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Dieulafoy's Lesion
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Thrombocytopenia
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Fatigue
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Fecal Impaction
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Foregut Disorders
  • Frequent Heartburn
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastresophageal Reflux-Related Chronic Cough
  • Gastric Erosion
  • Gastric Lymphoma
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gilbert's Syndrome
  • Heartburn
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • IBS Associated With Giardiasis
  • Ileitis
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Infections
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inherited Conditions
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Kidney Damage - Aspirin
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Large Bowel Obstruction
  • Lipoproteine Lipase Deficiency
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malabsorption and Malnutrition
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Mucositis
  • Nausea
  • Neutropenia
  • Nocturnal Heartburn
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Odynophagia
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Pseudoobstruction Idiopathic Intestinal
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sepsis
  • Severe Constipation
  • Severe Heartburn
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Small Intestine Disorders
  • Small Intestine Diverticulosis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Bleeding
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Varices
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Weight Loss
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

About Me

Care Philosophy

Midwest Gastrointestinal Associates, PC, (MGI) is committed to providing high quality, cost conscious patient care to our patients utilizing a team approach. Our board certified gastroenterologists share a passion for gastroenterology and work as a team, providing care in clinics and hospitals across the metropolitan Omaha/Council Bluffs area, as well as many outlying towns in Nebraska and Iowa.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1979
U Nebr Coll Med
Fellowship Hospital
1977
U Nebr Coll Med
Residency Hospital
1977
University Of Nebraska Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1974
Creighton University
Medical School
1968
College Of Saint Thomas
Undergraduate School
1979
1977
1977
1974
1968

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