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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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Gastrointestinal (GI) services in West Palm Beach

Whether you are experiencing ongoing digestive issues or acute symptoms, our digestive health specialists are here to support all your needs.

At HCA Florida JFK North Hospital, our GI doctors are dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the GI tract, gallbladder, liver and pancreas. We work closely with you to customize a care plan based on your particular symptoms, family history, diagnosis and overall health.

Digestive health conditions we treat

Our digestive health specialists treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acid reflux and heartburn
  • Appendicitis
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Colon polyps
  • Constipation
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallbladder conditions
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Liver disorders
  • Pancreatitis
  • Stomach pain

Our gastroenterology services

From diagnosis through treatment, we tailor our services to your unique needs. Our gastroenterologists use advanced diagnostic technology, as well as both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, to get you back on the right track.

Diagnostic procedures

From imaging services such as computerized tomography (CT) scans, ultrasound and X-ray, to endoscopic diagnostic testing, our specialists offer numerous services to inform your treatment plan and to help you better understand your condition.

Our diagnostic testing can be instrumental to the early detection of many gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, including cancers. Some of these procedures include:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Small bowel endoscopy
  • Upper endoscopy

Gastrointestinal services we provide

In addition to diagnostic procedures and testing, we also offer a diverse array of services to treat GI conditions. Whether you need surgery or can be treated non-surgically, we are here for you.

Surgical services

While not the case for everyone, GI conditions can require surgical intervention to get you back to typical day-to-day activities without interruption.

Nonsurgical services

Whenever possible and in your best interest, gastrointestinal specialists will use medical treatments to help you overcome your GI complications. Some available nonsurgical services include:

  • Healthy lifestyle counseling
  • Injection therapy for conditions including hemorrhoids
  • Medication management
  • Nutrition therapy

When to see a gastroenterologist

Gastroenterologists specialize in diagnosing and treating digestive health disorders and conditions. Symptoms of these conditions can vary by patient.

Symptoms that may require gastroenterology treatment

It's important to visit a gastroenterologist if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Blood in stool
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Persistent heartburn
  • Prolonged bloating or abdominal pain
  • Significant changes to bowel habits
  • Unexpected weight loss

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