Gastroenterologist in Westfield Texas
Allied Digestive Disease Center offers high-quality digestive care in Klein, TX.
Nearly 70 million people in the United States have a digestive disorder, such as colon cancer or irritable bowel disease (IBD). These conditions can range in severity from mild to serious and can decrease the individual’s quality of life. Our gastroenterologist in Westfield Texas can diagnose and treat these gastrointestinal (GI) problems.
Gastroenterology is a medical specialty that focuses on the health and proper function of organs of the digestive tract. These organs include the:
The gastroenterology team at Allied Digestive Disease Center provides screening, diagnosis, and treatment for a number of GI conditions, including:
- Crohn’s disease
- Hepatitis B and C
- Heartburn and acid reflux
- Colorectal cancer
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Pancreatic disease
- Anal fissures and hemorrhoids
- Ulcerative colitis
- Nausea and vomiting
- Constipation and diarrhea
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
- Fatty liver
- Barrett’s esophagus
Gastroenterologist in Westfield Texas, Provides Diagnosis and Treatment of Digestive Diseases
Our gastroenterologist in Klein Texas can evaluate and diagnose digestive problems. Diagnosis involves a review of your medical history, symptoms, and diet/exercise habits. Our GI doctor may order tests, such as blood tests that check for infections or anemia, colon cancer screening, flexible sigmoidoscopy, an upper GI endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), HALO ablation for Barrett’s esophagus, and abdominal ultrasound.
Many of these tests use endoscopy, which is a camera attached to a thin, flexible tube. Endoscopy allows stomach doctors to examine the inside of the colon or other organs of the digestive tract. Colon cancer screening, flexible sigmoidoscopy, upper GI endoscopy, ERCP, and HALO use endoscopy.
GI clinic offers colorectal cancer screening in Klein, Texas
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Colorectal cancer affects the colon and rectum, which are the lowest parts of the large intestine.
Like other types of cancer, colorectal cancer is a condition characterized by the rapid growth of abnormal cells. In colorectal cancer, these abnormal cells originate in the colon or rectum. In many cases, they start as non-cancerous polyps, or clumps of cells, and turn into cancer years later. As the disease progresses, the abnormal colorectal cancer cells begin to spread to other parts of the body far away from the large intestine.
Cancer responds to treatment best in its earliest stages before it has spread too far from its original site. Stomach doctors can perform colorectal cancer screening to catch colorectal cancer in its earliest stages. In fact, doctors can even remove suspicious polyps during an endoscopy, before the polyps have a chance to turn into cancer.
Medical professionals typically recommend colon cancer screening beginning around age 50 for people at average risk for developing the disease. Anyone who has a family history of colon cancer may benefit from starting screening at age 40, or about 10 years before the family member received their diagnosis of colon cancer.
For more information about digestive care in Klein, TX, contact our stomach doctor Allied Digestive Disease Center. We have a caring, compassionate team.