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Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the field of medicine relating to the treatment of the gastrointestinal tract. Gastroenterologists focus on the treatment of diseases of the digestive system, this includes a range of organs starting at the mouth and ending at the rectum.

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Gastroenterology doctors in Port Charlotte, FL

When you experience gastrointestinal (GI) health concerns, you can take comfort in knowing you have a trusted team of compassionate digestive health specialists ready to support your needs.

Our experienced gastroenterologists at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital are highly trained in diagnosing and treating a wide range of digestive health conditions.

Gastrointestinal conditions we treat

Our specialists provide diagnostic and therapeutic options for a full range of GI disorders, including:

  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Gallstones and gallbladder disorders
  • Celiac disease
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diarrhea (acute and chronic)
  • Diverticular disease
  • Dysphagia
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Gallstone pancreatitis
  • Gastrointestinal cancers, including colorectal, esophageal, liver and pancreatic
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoid
  • Hepatitis C
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)
  • Stomach and duodenal ulcers (peptic ulcers)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Wilson disease

GI diagnostic and treatment services

We offer outpatient and minimally invasive treatments and diagnostic tests, such as:

  • Anorectal manometry
  • Antroduodenal manometry or small bowel manometry
  • Defecography
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Esophageal pH monitoring
  • Fecal microbiota transplant procedure (FMT)
  • High resolution anoscopy (HRA)
  • Hydrogen breath test
  • Surgical options, including weight loss surgery

Understanding your digestive health

From time to time, everyone can experience common digestive problems, such as an upset stomach, gas, heartburn, bloating or constipation. They can affect various areas in your body, such as the:

  • Adrenal glands
  • Colon
  • Esophagus
  • Gallbladder
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Small bowel
  • Spleen
  • Stomach

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