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Digestive Diseases

Baylor University Medical Center
Find a digestive disease specialist

Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health

GI and Endoscopy Laboratory:

3501 Junius Street, Dallas, TX 75246

3500 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, TX 75246

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214.820.3463

Keeping comfort in mind while caring for your digestive tract

From heartburn to complex digestive and liver disorders, digestive problems can seriously impact your daily life

Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, provides comprehensive and compassionate care when treating patients’ broad range of digestive conditions, beginning with diagnostic and therapeutic services.

Our GI (endoscopy) lab features 10 procedure rooms and a 24-bed observation area within the 18,000-square-foot department, allowing patients to recover in the same area following their procedures.

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Nationally Recognized in Treatment of Digestive Disease

Recognized among the nation's top 50 hospitals for gastroenterology and GI surgery

Baylor University Medical Center is nationally recognized for treating patients with digestive, liver, colon and rectal issues by U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings for gastroenterology and GI surgery.

In 2020, we were recognized among the nation's top 50 for Gastroenterology and GI Surgery for the 25th time.

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Genetic testing for colon cancer

Katerina Wells, MD, Director of Colon and Rectal Surgery Research on the medical staff of Baylor University Medical Center, talks about genetic testing offered to patients with a personal or strong family history of colon cancer.

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Digestive conditions we treat

Treating patients’ broad range of digestive conditions, including:

  • Achalasia and other motility disorders
  • Ascites
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Celiac sprue (gluten intolerance)
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Esophageal strictures and narrowing
  • Erosive esophagitis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Gastric cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and chronic severe constipation
  • Liver disease (acute and chronic), including hepatitis C and cirrhosis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Polypectomy
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Severe constipation
  • Superficial esophageal cancer
  • Variceal bleeding

Digestive conditions we treat

  • Ascites
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastric cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)
  • Liver disease (acute and chronic), including hepatitis C and cirrhosis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Achalasia and other motility disorders
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Esophageal strictures and narrowing
  • Erosive esophagitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Superficial esophageal cancer
  • Variceal bleeding
  • Celiac sprue (gluten intolerance)
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and chronic severe constipation
  • Polypectomy
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Severe constipation

Find a digestive disease specialist

Find comprehensive and compassionate treatment for your digestive needs.

Procedures and therapies f​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​or your digestive care needs

Offering patients a full array of diagnostic and therapeutic services:

  • Anti-reflux surgery/fundoplication
  • Capsule study
  • Chromoendoscopy
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Complex stricture dilation
  • Cryotherapy ablation
  • Double-balloon endoscopy
  • Endoflip
  • Endomicroscopy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), including sphincterotomy and biliary stent placement
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopy
  • Enteroscopy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagram
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Heller myotomy (laparoscopic)
  • High-resolution manometry
  • Hybrid argon plasma coagulation (hybrid APC)
  • Ileoscopy
  • Infusion therapies
  • Magnetic lower esophageal sphincter augmentation (LINX®)
  • Nutritional consultation and education
  • Percutaneous liver biopsy
  • Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM)
  • PH and impedance testing
  • Placement of external feeding tubes (gastrostomy)
  • Pneumatic balloon dilation
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Revisional surgery after fundoplication and hiatal hernia repairs
  • Small bowel multivisceral transplant
  • Spy Glass™ Direct Visual System
  • Studies of esophageal problems, such as difficulty swallowing
  • Upper endoscopy (EGD)
  • Wireless PH testing

Procedures and therapies f​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​or your digestive care needs

  • Nutritional consultation and education
  • Percutaneous liver biopsy
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Gastric nerve stimulation
  • Gastrostomy tube (G-tube)
  • Jejunostomy tube (J-tube)
  • Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic and robotic repair of Ventral and Inguinal Hernias
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Appendectomy and Splenectomy
  • Liver transplantation
  • Islet autotransplantation
  • Anti-reflux surgery/fundoplication
  • Complex stricture dilation
  • Cryotherapy ablation
  • Double-balloon endoscopy
  • Endoflip
  • Endomicroscopy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), including sphincterotomy and biliary stent placement
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagram
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Heller myotomy (laparoscopic)
  • High-resolution manometry
  • Hybrid argon plasma coagulation (hybrid APC)
  • Magnetic lower esophageal sphincter augmentation (LINX®)
  • Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM)
  • PH and impedance testing
  • Placement of external feeding tubes (gastrostomy)
  • Pneumatic balloon dilation
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Revisional surgery after fundoplication and hiatal hernia repairs
  • Small bowel multivisceral transplant
  • Spy Glass™ Direct Visual System
  • Studies of esophageal problems, such as difficulty swallowing
  • Upper endoscopy (EGD)
  • Wireless PH testing
  • Capsule study
  • Chromoendoscopy
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Enteroscopy
  • Ileoscopy
  • Infusion therapies
  • Pouchoscopy

Expertise matters

Minimally invasive surgical options are offered for several conditions and support a smoother recovery

When surgery is needed to treat a digestive condition, you can rest assured in Baylor University Medical Center's standards of care and experienced medical staff.

Watch this video to learn more about minimally invasive surgery benefits and how our digestive disease and colon cancer programs manage difficult conditions.

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Medical leadership

Chief of Gastroenterology and Co-Director of the Endoscopy Center

Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Medical Director, GI Physiology Lab

Helping to improve your digestive health

One way to keep your digestive health at peak performance is a colonoscopy screening

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. The cancer often grows with no symptoms until it’s reached an advanced stage. When detected early during a colonoscopy, colorectal cancer is treatable.

In addition to colonoscopies, we offer:

  • Comprehensive screenings
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Therapeutic services
  • Nutrition support
  • Information and options to make healthy lifestyle changes
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LINX® — a simple device with big results

Game-changing treatment for acid reflux and GERD

The LINX® device is a series of magnets in a ring shape that an anti-reflux surgeon implants in a laparoscopic procedure.

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In the news

Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Using multidisciplinary care

James Fleshman, MD, Chief of Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center, talks about how a multidisciplinary approach to care helps patients with colorectal cancer on Good Morning Texas.


Rare Condition Makes it Hard to Eat or Drink

Surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas became the first in North Texas to perform a surgery to address a rare digestive disease that makes it extremely difficult to eat or drink. KTVT Channel 11 covered the story.

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