Gastroenterology services

Gastrointestinal disorders disrupt the lives of millions of Americans every year. In fact, a report by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that digestive diseases were diagnosed at 32.3 million doctor visits in the U.S. in 2015. Digestive disorders can be embarrassing and painful, but HCA Houston Healthcare is here to help alleviate your discomfort and improve your overall digestive health.

Gastrointestinal disorders may be inherited or can develop from several factors, such as:

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Diet
  • Fatigue
  • Smoking
  • Stress
Our HCA Houston teams provide treatment for a range of gastrointestinal subspecialties, including:
  • Disorders of the hepatobiliary system (liver, gallbladder and pancreas)
  • Diseases of the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract (intestines, colon and rectum)
  • Diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach and duodenum)

Our board-certified gastroenterologists and experienced nurses work closely with the imaging experts at our multiple imaging centers in the Houston area to perform colonoscopies, endoscopies, sigmoidoscopies and other gastrointestinal imaging procedures using state-of-the-art technology.

We diagnose and treat numerous gastrointestinal disorders, such as:

  • Appendicitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease and peptic ulcer disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Heartburn/gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Pelvic pain and discomfort
  • Ulcerative colitis

Colorectal disorders go beyond the treatment of colon, rectal and anal cancer. We also treat:

  • Anal fissures and fistulas
  • Benign growths or tumors
  • Diverticulitis
  • Incontinence