Digestive Health

Services

Gastroenterologists, supported by nurses and technicians at WK locations, offer a variety of services. Not all services are available at all locations, so if you are interested in a specific service, ask about it when requesting an appointment with a gastroenterologist.

Willis-Knighton Health System offers the following services:

  • Anorectal function testing, including evaluation of constipation and fecal incontinence
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Clinical nutrition, with emphasis on malnutrition from gastrointestinal diseases
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, including enteral stents, biliary stents, banding of esophageal varices, small bowel enteroscopy, endoscopic treatment for gastrointestinal bleeding and endoscopic ultrasound
  • Diseases of the pancreas, including acute and chronic pancreatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis, hereditary pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cysts, adult cystic fibrosis
  • Esophageal diseases and esophageal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer (anal, colon, rectal, stomach, small bowel, gallbladder, liver, bile duct)
  • Heartburn and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), including radiofrequency treatments, minimally invasive anti-reflux procedures and anti-reflux surgery including:
    • Stretta
  • Hepatobiliary disease, including evaluations for liver transplant and postoperative care
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, microscopic colitis and pouchitis
  • State-of-the-art testing for GI motility disorders, such as chronic constipation, including radionuclide gastric and intestinal transit studies, 24-hour pH monitoring, esophageal and gastroduodenal motility, ambulatory motility recordings and provocative testing for noncardiac chest pain
  • Medicine locations do the transit studies
  • Photodynamic therapy for Barrett's esophagus or advanced esophageal cancer
  • Swallowing disorders and noncardiac chest pain
  • GI infections, including Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)