St. Anthony’s Hospital has an expert team of gastroenterologists who specialize in treating disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and digestive system. The digestive system is a series of organs that span the mouth to the anus and break down food so that the body can get energy and nutrients. It is estimated that digestive disorders, ranging from chronic constipation to inflammatory bowel disease, affect 60 to 70 million people.
Symptoms of Digestive Disorders
While the symptoms of digestive disorders can vary greatly from person to person, any of the following symptoms merit a visit to your doctor so that he or she can perform a thorough examination and determine a diagnosis:
- Bloody stools or rectal bleeding
- Changes in bowel habits (chronic constipation or diarrhea)
- Unexplained weight loss or loss of appetite
- Persistent heartburn
- Severe abdominal pain
- Persistent gas or bloating
Types of Digestive Disorders
Any disorder involving the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, small and large intestines, pancreas or anus is considered a digestive disorder. Some of the most common conditions treated at St. Anthony’s Hospital include:
Treatment for Digestive Disorders
St. Anthony’s Hospital is proud to offer a wide range of gastrointestinal surgeries for individuals throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Our endoscopic procedures include:
Surgical procedures include:
To learn more, call (727) 825-1100 or find a gastroenterologist near you. You can also take our free, 7-minute online health risk assessment to find out if you may be at risk for developing colon cancer.