WHAT IS GASTROENTEROLOGY
Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the health of the digestive system, which includes the health of all of the organs responsible for digesting and excreting food. A gastroenterologist is a medical specialist who diagnoses and treats digestive system disorders affecting the stomach, small and large intestines, esophagus, gall bladder, pancreas, liver, and rectum. Gastroenterology should not be confused with Gastrology, which is the study of the stomach and corresponding stomach diseases.
At Townsen Memorial Hospital and Emergency Room, our recently renovated facilities offer the latest in medical technology, allowing you to receive a quick and accurate diagnosis so that you can begin your personalized treatment and focus on recovery.
SYMPTOMS OF DIGESTIVE
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be time to schedule a check-up:
- Blood in excrement
- Pain in stomach area
- Nausea and vomiting
Here at Townsen Memorial Hospital, our gastroenterologists are experienced at delivering specialized healthcare. Our healthcare professionals treat a variety of issues pertaining to the digestive tract including but not limited to:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Pancreatic diseases
- Liver diseases
Because gastroenterology covers a wide range of medical issues and calls for a variety of treatments, our facilities are equipped with the technology necessary to giving our patients an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Examples of procedures we offer are:
- Endoscopic ultrasounds
- CT scans of the abdomen
- X-ray of abdomen
If you are experiencing any unusual symptoms or are in need of a check-up, it is time to consult a medical professional. Fortunately, at Townsen Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, we are well versed in diagnosing and treating a variety of illness and afflictions experienced by adults. Our innovative facilities and experienced staff mean that when you trust us with your emergency care, you’ll never get stuck in a waiting room.
Conveniently located in Humble, TX right off of I69 and FM 1960, we can help you get back on your feet and doing the things you love pain-free in no time. Visit townsenmemorialhospital.com/contact or call (281) 845-8916 for more information.