Digestive problems can range from the occasional upset stomach to life-threatening conditions like colon cancer. At HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest’s Center for Digestive Medicine, our gastroenterologists specialize in diagnosing and treating all types of digestive disorders.

Our comprehensive gastroenterology care includes:

  • Treatments for a range of disorders, including heartburn, acid reflux, gallstones, gastritis and much more.
  • A team of expert doctors supported by experienced nurses and staff
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, including endoscopy and colonoscopy, conducted in a hospital setting to ensure your safety.
For more information about our gastroenterology services, please call (281) 318-4260.

Digestive tests and screenings

It is vital to find the source of what is causing your digestive disorder, and at HCA Houston Northwest, we offer a range of tests and screenings to help make a diagnosis. Our hospital has a fully equipped imaging center and offers the following tests and screenings:

  • Brave probe
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Small bowel capsule endoscopy

Digestive disorders

Digestive diseases may be inherited or can develop from multiple factors such as stress, fatigue, diet, alcohol abuse or smoking. We treat a range of gastrointestinal subspecialties, including:

  • Diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach and duodenum)
  • Diseases of the lower gastrointestinal tract (intestines, colon and rectum)
  • Conditions of the hepatobiliary system (liver, gallbladder and pancreas)

Some of the specific conditions we treat include:

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Celiac disease
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • Gallstones
  • Heartburn
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
    disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Peptic ulcer disease and ulcerative colitis

Digestive disorder treatments and procedures

Our gastroenterologists are dedicated to providing individualized treatment and rehabilitation plans to get you on the road to recovery. Our treatment and procedure options include:

  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Robot-assisted surgery
  • Stapled hemorrhoidopexy
  • Stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR)

Endoscopy services

Our endoscopy department offers a range of services in our effort to provide comprehensive gastroenterological care. Our endoscopy services include:

  • Upper gastrointestinal series
  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy

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.

Learn about Gastroenterology