Lourdes gastroenterologists provide comprehensive clinical services for conditions of the digestive tract. They offer experienced evaluation of care for gastrointestinal problems and diseases both common and exceptional. They take advantage of the complete range of modern diagnostics techniques, and a full spectrum of the latest treatments, with special emphasis on endoscopic expertise.Lourdes GI specialists offer care for patients with routine digestive complaints and those with indications of significant digestive conditions. They emphasize conservative care whenever possible, considering invasive interventions only as necessitated. They use endoscopic screening and procedures to their patients' greatest advantage, and referral for interventional or surgical procedures as needed.
Skilled gastroenterologists use colonoscopes, such as this one at the endoscopy suite at Lourdes, to provide diagnosis and intervention for digestive conditions.
These board-certified specialists have extensive training and first-hand know-how in-and place special emphasis on-these areas:
- capsule endoscopy (PillCAM®) diagnostic procedures;
- irritable bowel syndrome (IBS);
- gastroesophageal reflux (GERD);
- cancer prevention, screening and testing, including colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening;
- inflammatory bowel disease (IBD);
- celiac disease, allergic esophagitis, lactose intolerance and other food-related sensitivities or allergies;
- hiatal hernia;
- liver, pancreas, gallbladder conditions;
- GI bleeding.
At Lourdes' GI service, patients also find the most knowledgeable medical care for issues such as chronic constipation, diarrhea or indigestion, as well as dysphagia (swallowing problems), excessive gas, gastritis, esophageal achalasia & gastroparesis, hernias, peritonitis and a full list of digestive-related conditions.
The specialists and staff in Lourdes' gastroenterology service have dedicated their professions to the most advanced capabilities in care for digestive conditions and GI-related issues. They demonstrate their commitment by delivering the foremost care and working in close communication with referring physicians and patients, and in well-coordinated collaboration with primary doctors and other specialists.