Gastrointestinal Doctor in Houston TX

Gastroenterology is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, management, and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. To be a Gastroenterologist, one must complete four years of medical school, followed by three years of a residency in internal medicine, and an additional three years of training in a gastrointestinal medicine fellowship program.

Gastroenterology requires an extensive understanding of the entire gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, colon, and rectum. Additionally physicians practicing gastrointestinal medicine (“gastroenterologists”) are experts in how gastrointestinal disorders affect other organs and manifest themselves clinically.

You should see a gastroenterologist if you’re experiencing any of the following common symptoms:

Common Symptoms
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Bloating / Excess Gas
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fecal Incontinence / Seepage
  • Food Sensitivity and/or Intolerance
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Nausea
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Trouble Swallowing
  • Uncontrollable Heartburn
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Upset Stomach
  • Vomiting
Gastrointestinal medicine includes specialized skills and training in the following
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Hemorrhoids (including Band Ligation)
  • Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Evaluation of Anemia and Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Evaluation of Chronic Abdominal Pain, Nausea/Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Heartburn / Acid Reflux & Peptic Ulcer Disease (including Upper Endoscopy)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis), Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Internal Hemorrhoids
  • Management of Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
  • Nutrition and Medical Nutritional Disorders
  • Obscure GI Bleeding, Barrett’s Esophagus, GERD,
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Screening for Colon Cancer & Colon Polyps (including Colonoscopy)
  • Small Bowel Enteroscopy – Single and Double Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Therapeutic and Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Treatment of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

Looking for a Gastroenterologist near me in Houston, TX?  Our Gastroenterologists, aka GI doctors, welcome and are accepting new patients.  To book an appointment, new patients contact their office directly; existing patients may use the “Book an Appointment Button” found on the specific Gastroenterologist’s page.