Gastroenterologists at TexomaCare are specialists who deal with the structure, functions, diseases and pathology of the digestive system. They diagnose and treat conditions related to the intestines, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and stomach.
Our physicians evaluate the following signs and symptoms to find their root cause:
- Abdominal pain
- Acid reflux or heartburn
- Blood in vomit or stool
- Bloating or gas
- Difficulty swallowing
Testing for Gastrointestinal Problems
Diagnosing your symptoms is the first step to obtaining successful treatment. A gastroenterologist will likely do a combination of the following: review your medical history, conduct a physical exam and order lab tests. Among the tests conducted may be:
- Colon cancer screening (colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy)
- Lab tests that look for blood in the stool
- Imaging tests that help your physician see how your digestive system processes food and waste
- Tests that help show the strength and function of muscles in the esophagus, rectum or anus
LINX® Device to Treat GERD
TexomaCare offers LINX, a device designed to treat patients with severe heartburn or acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Our gastroenterologists collaborate with general surgeon Dr. Matthew Burruss to perform this special procedure, which is done laparoscopically using a camera and tools that are placed through five small incisions. This minimizes the recovery time and risks to the patient. The procedure generally lasts between 30-45 minutes and patients can often resume a normal diet that same night.
At TexomaCare, we understand the importance of physician-to-patient interaction. When you schedule an appointment with Texoma Colonoscopy and GI Diagnostic Center, you’ll be examined by one of our board-certified physicians. Schedule your appointment today. No additional physician referral is necessary.
Drs. Saltz and Tran
5012 S US Hwy 75, Suite 300
Denison, TX 75020
4616 S US Hwy 75, Suite 203
Denison, TX 75020