Digestive health care in Fort Worth, Texas
Medical City Fort Worth leads the way with a complete array of resources for diagnosing and treating digestive disorders. The fellowship-trained, board-certified specialists and general surgeons here provide technologically advanced care for both cancerous and non-cancerous gastrointestinal diseases.
Find a gastroenterologist or call (817) 807-5292.
Gastrointestinal procedures we provide
When you come to Medial City Fort Worth, you can put your trust in a team that delivers patient-focused gastrointestinal care. We diagnose and treat a full range of conditions affecting the esophagus, stomach, colon and rest of the digestive tract.
General surgeries and procedures we offer include:
- Barrett’s ablation
- Colectomy/colon resection
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Esophageal capsule study
- Distal pancreatectomy
- Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
- Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
- Endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration
- Esophageal dilation and stenting
- Esophageal manometry
- Gallbladder surgery
- Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) ablation
- Heller myotomy for achalasia (swallowing disorder)
- Hiatal hernia repair
- LINX implant for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Pancreatic cancer
- Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placements
- Small bowel capsule endoscopy
- Sphincter of Oddi manometry
- Upper GI endoscopy
- Whipple procedure
GERD affects one in five U.S. adults and occurs when stomach acid and bile flow back from the stomach into the esophagus. It can cause symptoms such as heartburn, chest pain, regurgitation, sore throat and a cough. If left untreated, GERD can lead to serious complications, including injury to the lining of the esophagus and esophageal cancers.
Conventional treatments for acid reflux symptoms, such as antacids and acid suppression drugs, don't work for everyone. If these treatments haven't worked for you, it may be time to explore an alternative.
Minimally invasive GERD treatment
Our specialists can also perform a minimally invasive procedure using a tiny, flexible band of titanium-encased magnets to support a weak esophageal sphincter. The magnetic attraction between the beads helps keep the weak sphincter closed to prevent reflux. In a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure that typically takes less than an hour, a general surgeon makes an implant around the sphincter just above the stomach.
The procedure is typically an outpatient procedure and patients can go home the same day.
Colorectal cancer care
If you have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, you are not alone. The highly trained oncology team at Medical City Fort Worth is here to walk alongside you and offer patient-centered care. The digestive disease team and oncology team work together to create a treatment plan tailored to your needs and preferences.
Gastroenterology at Medical City 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
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