Digestive disorders can cause bothersome symptoms and even have dramatic impacts on your overall health and well-being. At Methodist Hospital Northeast, we work to put you in charge of your health so you can feel good and function well. With a caring team of gastroenterology specialists, state-of-the-art equipment and a full range of treatments, we’re committed to enlisting our resources to create a specialized treatment plan to get you on the road to wellness.
Learn how our gastroenterology team can help you. Call us at (210) 575-0355
About our program
Gastroenterologists at Methodist Hospital Northeast focus on your digestive system, the organs that help you turn nutrients from food and drink into energy that fuels your body and keeps you healthy. Our providers’ expertise and experience allow them to diagnose and treat the many conditions that can affect your esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, gallbladder, pancreas and liver.
Gastroenterology conditions we treat
Conditions that affect your digestive system may come on suddenly or be chronic. Our gastroenterologists at Methodist Hospital Northeast provide care for both types of disorders.
Digestive conditions we diagnose and treat include:
- Anal fissures
- Barrett’s esophagus
- Biliary diseases
- Bowel obstruction
- Celiac disease
- Chronic heartburn
- Colon polyps
- Colorectal cancer
- Crohn's disease
- Esophageal cancer
- Fecal incontinence
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- GI motility disorders
- H. pylori infection
- Hiatal hernia
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Lactose intolerance
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
- Pancreatic cancer
- Peptic ulcers
- Ruptured bowel
- Stomach cancer
- Swallowing difficulties (dysphagia)
- Ulcerative colitis
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Gastroenterology treatments and services
Our gastroenterology team provides comprehensive care to the people of northeast Bexar, Guadalupe and Comal Counties. We offer a full range of endoscopy services and diagnostic tests. We also are your go-to experts for colorectal cancer screening.
Our team will tailor treatment to your condition and needs. In many cases, we can address digestive disorders with medication, diet and lifestyle changes or minimally invasive endoscopic procedures. But if necessary, we can also refer you for surgical treatment.
To ensure you get the highest level of care, we work closely with physicians and other medical professionals that can help support your care, including cancer specialists, dieticians, ear, nose and throat specialists, endocrinologists, surgeons and more.
Some of the services and procedures we offer include:
- 48-hour pH testing
- Bariatric surgery referrals
- Barium enema
- Capsule endoscopy
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
- Endoscopic ultrasound
- Esophageal dilation
- Esophageal manometry
- Fecal occult blood testing
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Gastric motility testing
- Nutritional counseling
- Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement
- Proton therapy
- Upper endoscopy
Methodist Hospital Northeast is located off Frontage road and I-35 North, off I-35 and 1604 interchange. Patients and visitors can park for free in the lot in front of the hospital. All guests and visitors must check in at the admissions desk through the hospital lobby entrance.
Gastroenterology at Methodist 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