Digestive health is something most of us don’t want to think about, let alone talk about. Many dismiss conditions like upset stomach, heartburn, and/or abdominal pain – even when they become more frequent and affect daily life.
There are solutions to get back the quality of life you were once accustomed. You should discuss with your primary care physician or a gastrointestinal diseases specialist the symptoms you are experiencing. Patients suffering from any kind of digestive problem can depend on the team of experts complemented by advanced technology at the Digestive Health Center at Memorial Hermann Souhtwest Hospital. The hospital offers comprehensive digestive disease services include screening, diagnostic testing and evaluation and leading-edge treatments.
At The Center, highly-trained physicians and nursing staff have access to the latest in endoscopic examination technology, including endoscopic video technology and endoscopic ultrasound.
Patients at The Center are also given guidelines to help expedite the pre-admit process.
We offer endoscopic evaluation of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon. Procedures performed include:
From swallowing problems to bathroom issues and everything in between, don't let digestive problems go untreated. To schedule an appointment at the Digestive Health Center call (713) 456-5280.
A colonoscopy is an examination of the inside of the large intestine. The procedure enables the physician to see things such as inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, and ulcers. It is most often used to look for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum. It is also used to look for causes of unexplained changes in bowel habits and to evaluate symptoms like abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, and weight loss.
Third Eye Retroscope
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital was the first in Houston to offer the Third Eye Retroscope, a technology that allows physicians to have a more complete view during colonoscopy exams and better identify abnormalities in the colon.