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Gastroenterologists focus on the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and digestive system, including a range of organs starting at the mouth and ending at the rectum.

Gastrointestinal services in North Texas

The multidisciplinary gastrointestinal care team at Medical City Healthcare believes your digestive health shouldn't hold you back in life.

Whether you need a routine test or advanced surgery, you can count on our full range of gastrointestinal diagnostic and treatment services. We are committed to serving you and improving your gut health with patient-centered care.

Gastrointestinal conditions treated

A gastrointestinal disorder may affect:

  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Gallbladder
  • Bile duct
  • Small bowel
  • Colon

Depending on where your digestive condition is, it can cause symptoms from chronic heartburn to constipation.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

GERD is a condition that causes stomach acid and bile to travel from the stomach up to the esophagus. When untreated, it can damage the lining of the esophagus and potentially lead to esophageal cancers, such as adenocarcinoma.

Treatments for GERD include antacids, acid suppression drugs and diet changes. If conventional treatment methods are ineffective, you may be a candidate for GERD surgery (also called Nissen fundoplication).

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

IBS is a condition that causes distress along the digestive tract and can result in symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, mucus in stool and excess gas. Mild cases of IBS are often treated with diet and lifestyle changes. If your case is more severe, your doctor may prescribe medication.

Diagnostic procedures we offer

If you're having trouble with digestion, it's important to first identify exactly where your symptoms are coming from. We use advanced diagnostics and imaging equipment to diagnose digestive conditions.

Diagnostic tests we offer include:

  • Biliary drainage
  • Biliary scan
  • Barium enema
  • Barium swallow
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Defecography
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCPs)
  • Hemangioma scan
  • Liver/spleen scan
  • Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
  • Small bowel series

Treatment options for digestive health conditions

Advanced surgery options

Board-certified surgeons perform advanced surgery and robotic assisted procedures, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) surgery, sphincter reconstruction and gastrectomy. The surgery team will guide you through the process—from surgery preparation to recovery—to ensure you have the best possible outcome.

Colorectal cancer care

We know a cancer diagnosis is never easy. Medical City Healthcare will work with you to provide a colorectal cancer treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

Accredited pancreatic care

Medical City Plano is accredited as a National Pancreas Foundation Center by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF). We are committed to providing patients with high-quality and compassionate treatment of pancreatitis and pancreas cancer.

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