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Our Approach

The mission of our Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy specialists is to provide high quality, safe, cost-effective, comprehensive and compassionate health care to patients with gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases, along with diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic services.

Dedicated care specialists

Our specialists provide treatment of the full range of digestive and liver problems, offering a full scope of diagnostic and treatment options in a compassionate and caring environment. Each of our physicians is fellowship trained and certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Our medical services

The department includes the Gastrointestinal Clinic, Liver Clinic and The Endoscopy Center which is certified by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the premier professional society devoted to excellence in gastrointestinal endoscopy.

The Endoscopy Center offers a full range of endoscopic care including diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy, colon cancer screening, upper endoscopy, esophageal dilation, esophageal motility, endoscopic ultrasound, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP) and capsule endoscopy.

Gastrointestinal Clinic

We offer some of the latest treatment options for patients with gastrointestinal disorders.

Our highly trained team provides screening, diagnosis and advanced treatments for a wide range of complex digestive disorders including:

  • Colon cancer screening
  • Benign and malignant esophageal disease: heartburn, reflux (GERD), Barrett's esophagus, swallowing disorders, achalasia, and esophageal cancer
  • Stomach and small intestinal conditions: abdominal pain, nausea, ulcers, vomiting, stomach cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, Celiac disease (intestinal malabsorption), Dyspepsia (indigestion), gastroparesis, bacterial overgrowth and lactose intolerance
  • Large intestine or colon conditions: ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diarrhea, and constipation
  • Pancreas, liver and gallbladder conditions: gallstones, pancreatitis, benign and malignant pancreatic and biliary disease, hepatitis, cirrhosis and other liver related conditions
  • Portal hypertension

See what our patients have to say about our care team and treatment services at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy.

Hemorrhoid Banding

Did you know about half the population will experience the discomfort of hemorrhoids by age 50?

The onset of hemorrhoids commonly occurs after the age of 30 and is caused by constipation, pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, heavy lifting, sitting for long periods and diarrhea. Home remedies such as creams, suppositories and warm baths may offer temporary relief from hemorrhoid symptoms.

But for many people, hemorrhoids won’t go away without medical intervention. Instead, they can become worse over time, growing in size and number.

For years, people have experienced recurring flare-ups, and often delayed treatment due to fear of painful procedures. Now, the physicians at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy can help you end your suffering.