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Digestive Diseases

​​​​​​​​​​Gastrointestinal diseases, also known as digestive problems, can seriously impact your daily life, so it's important to care for your digestive tract (GI tract). From heartburn to complex digestive and liver disorders, Baylor Scott & White Health diagnoses and treats a broad range of digestive diseases.

We provide comprehensive, compassionate gastrointestinal care with your comfort in mind. Caring for patients begins with providing diagnostic and therapeutic GI services for patients with all types of gastrointestinal diseases or digestive diseases.

We also offer information and options to make healthy changes to your lifestyle, as well as screenings, comprehensive diagnosis, therapeutic services and nutrition support to help improve your digestive health.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

A colonoscopy can keep you at peak performance. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. The disease often grows with no symptoms until it’s at an advanced stage. But when detected in its earliest stages, colorectal cancer is treatable. Colonoscopy is recommended for both men and women when they reach the age of 50.

Heartburn and Acid Reflux Center

The Heartburn and Acid Reflux Center (HARC) provides an individualized, multidisciplinary approach to evaluate and understand each patient with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) and other esophageal disorders.

GERD is a chronic digestive disease caused by weakening of the gastroesophageal sphincter. This allows stomach acid and other contents to reflux back into the esophagus, mouth, or wind pipe. GERD can cause heartburn and many other symptoms. Over time, it can lead to complications including esophagitis, respiratory diseases, Barrett’s esophagus, and even esophageal cancer. GERD can have a significant impact on quality of life.

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Treatment Options

Lifestyle and diet modifications, medication, or surgery may be options for treating GERD and other esophageal disorders. At the HARC, we can help to define your needs, and offer the full spectrum of GERD treatment options, including surgery, if indicated.

Other surgical interventions available include:

  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication (Nissen or Partial)
  • Surgical repair of hiatal and paraesophageal hernia
  • Surgical myotomy
  • for Achalasia
  • Stretta radiofrequency energy endoscopic reflux treatment

More about treatments

LINX® Offers New Hope

Baylor Scott & White Health now offers the LINX® Reflux Management System, the only available FDA-approved device to treat GERD at the source.

Find out if the LINX® System is right for you

Ready to Stop Heartburn?

Schedule an appointment with our specialists by calling 512.509.GERD (4373).

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