Gastroenterology services in Austin and Central Texas

A gastrointestinal (GI) condition can cause discomfort and affect many different facets of your life. When you come to St. David's HealthCare, our expert gastroenterologists will be able to help. From acid reflux to colon cancer, we provide advanced diagnostic and treatment solutions to get you better as quickly as possible.

To learn more about the GI services we offer, call the St. David's Help Center at (888) 868-2104.

Endoscopic procedures we offer

We use advanced imaging technology to identify the source of digestive conditions, including gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD), colorectal cancer and pancreatitis. Endoscopic tests and procedures we offer include:

  • Patency capsule–Dissolvable pill used to make sure the GI tract is unobstructed before a capsule endoscopy
  • Anorectal manometry – Evaluates function and coordination of the rectum and anal sphincters
  • Bravo esophageal pH – Capsule-based test used to diagnose acid reflux
  • Bronchoscopy – Examines airways using a fiber optic scope
  • Colonoscopy – Examines large intestine and distal part of small intestine
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) – Uses a small camera with an ultrasound probe attached to diagnose lung cancer and infections
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) – Uses an endoscopy to examine the esophagus lining, stomach and the first section of small intestine
  • Enteroscopy – Uses an enteroscope to examine the small bowel
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) – Combines endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat biliary or pancreatic ductal conditions
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) – Takes detailed images of lining of esophagus and stomach as well as walls of upper and lower GI tract
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) – Uses radiowaves to treat conditions such as Barrett’s esophagus and remove intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia
  • Small bowel capsule – Uses a small camera to take photos of the inside of the intestines and identify any abnormalities

GI surgeries we offer

If more conservative treatment options are not effective at treating your GI condition, your doctor may suggest surgical treatment. GI surgeries we offer include:

  • Whipple (pancreaticoduodenectomy)
  • Gastrectomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Liver resection
  • Gastrojejunostomy
  • Cytoreduction/hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Complex colorectal:
    • Hemicolectomy
    • Low anterior resection
    • Abdominoperineal resection

Robotic surgery

We also offer robotic technology for certain colorectal surgical procedures, such as colectomy and low anterior resection. Robotic surgery allows your surgeon to perform the procedure with greater precision and less risk of damage to nearby tissue.

Additional benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • Less blood loss
  • Minimal scarring
  • Quicker recovery
  • Reduced complication rate
  • Reduced pain
  • Shorter hospital stay

Colorectal cancer care

We are proud to partner with Sarah Cannon to offer advanced GI cancer care. We use leading-edge technology to diagnose and treat cancer in the GI tract. Services we offer include:

  • Cancer screening
  • Chemotherapy
  • Interventional radiology
  • Physician-led oncology conferences
  • Radiation oncology
  • Surgical oncology
  • Oncology nurse navigator support