Gastroenterology

HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake’s gastroenterology department offers treatments for GI diseases ranging from acid reflux to colon cancer. Our board-certified gastroenterologists offer comprehensive care for your digestive health. Our specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating medical conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract.

Colorectal procedures

HCA Houston Clear Lake offers a range of colorectal surgical procedures performed by board-certified colorectal surgeons. When possible, our surgeons utilize minimally invasive procedures, resulting in minimal blood loss, faster recovery and less scarring. Colorectal surgery goes beyond the treatment of colon, rectal and anal cancer. We also treat:

  • Incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Benign growths or tumors
  • Constipation
  • Anal fissures
  • Anal fistulas

We also offer diagnostic procedures, including:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction

Bowel dysfunction can be experienced by both men and women, and symptoms may include constipation, rectal pain, gas or incontinence. Our physical therapy department provides bowel dysfunction therapy to strengthen the muscles around the anal canal.

The pelvic floor is the area between the pubic bone in the front and the tailbone in the back. It is meshed with several small muscles, nerves and other soft tissues. These structures form a sling that supports abdominal and pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus and bowel. Women and men may experience pelvic pain due to myofascial, organ related or nerve related syndromes.

Gastroenterology at HCA Houston Healthcare

Gastroenterology is the field of medicine relating to the treatment of the gastrointestinal tract. Gastroenterologists focus on the treatment of diseases of the digestive system, this includes a range of organs starting at the mouth and ending at the rectum.

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