Digestive Health

Comprehensive Care, Ground-Breaking Treatments

A healthy digestive system is essential for the body to function properly. Baptist Health offers gastrointestinal services, including endoscopy, to help doctors diagnose and treat digestive issues. We treat everything from ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome to colorectal and stomach cancers. In addition, we offer the breakthrough Medtronic Barrx Radiofrequency ablation procedure, which treats Barrett’s Esophagus and reduces your risk of esophageal cancer. Baptist Health was also the first in the state to utilize electrohydraulic lithotripsy (EHL) to break up gallstones in the bile duct and ERBEJET 2, which is a new dimension in hydrosurgery that allows for precise, selective tissue separation gently by waterjet. Blood vessels and nerves remain intact up to a certain pressure. The ERBEJET 2 dissects sharply and precisely with minimal trauma to structures such as vessels, nerves and ducts.

Gastroenterology Treatment

Our gastroenterologists provide treatment options for a wide range of digestive disorders, including:

  • Dietary sensitivities such as celiac disease and lactose intolerance
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Barrett’s esophagus
  • Gastrointestinal viruses, infections and general discomfort
  • H. pylori and ulcers
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease and diverticular disease
  • Stomach, esophageal and colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer among other issues can easily be detected by getting a referral through a primary care physician and scheduling an appointment with a gastroenterologist. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, colorectal cancer is the number 2 cancer killer in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable. If you are over the age of 45, don’t wait to get your screening. If you have a first degree relative with colon polyps or cancer, you are at a higher risk for colon cancer. Ask your primary care physician about a colonoscopy, check with your insurance, or get a referral through one of our providers today! 

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