Many of the diseases we treat at Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio are classified as chronic digestive conditions, including:
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These conditions typically require the long-term care of a gastroenterologist. Although we’re a large practice, you’ll always be treated with the utmost compassion — never like a number. Our board-certified specialists have extensive experience managing chronic digestive conditions, and they understand the “primary” nature of the patient-gastroenterologist relationship. A chronic digestive condition can cause problems that involve many other healthcare specialties, and your gastroenterologist must have the skill and knowledge necessary to handle any progressions or complications that arise.
Your doctor can successfully manage most chronic conditions with a strict medication and diet regimen. Some of the medical treatments that can help include:
In addition, our experienced registered dietitian will provide you a custom meal plan that’s shaped around your specific condition. Learn more about our nutrition counseling services.
At GCSA, we offer the latest in GI diagnostic and treatment technology, including SmartPill. This technology allows us to evaluate the pressure, pH, temperature and movement of your stomach contents without a procedure. If your doctor determines that SmartPill will benefit you, all you’ll do is swallow a small capsule and wear a data collection computer on a lanyard or a belt clip. The SmartPill will wirelessly transmit data to this computer, which your physician will review and use to assess your conditions. You’ll pass the SmartPill in a couple of days without any retrieval procedure.
While gastroenterologists are not trained to perform surgery, surgical treatment is a prominent factor in resolving many digestive health issues. For example, it’s sometimes necessary to remove sections of a diseased colon in order to improve digestive function. Working closely with surgeons is a key benefit of Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio. As the largest private gastroenterology center in San Antonio, we have far-reaching connections that include some of the region’s top surgeons. While your surgeon will perform the actual procedure, you’ll typically return to our care for recovery and ongoing monitoring.
No matter what your digestive health condition requires, we have the capabilities to make sure you’re properly diagnosed and receive only the highest quality of care.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about how Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio specializes in chronic digestive health conditions in the San Antonio communities of Medical Center, Stone Oak, Northeast, Westover Hills, Boerne or Bulverde, call 210.614.1234 today. You can also request an appointment online here.