Sometimes an upset stomach, persistent heartburn or gurgling gut can be more serious. Don’t let these problems keep you from living a healthy and active life, let Methodist Craig Ranch Surgery Center gastroenterology experts help.
Gastrointestinal problems affect more than one million people each year in the United States. That is why it is extremely important to selecting the physician and practice that provides the best gastroenterology care for your unique needs.
The team at Methodist Craig Ranch Surgery provides the latest diagnostic procedures and treatment options for patients with digestive disorders.
Our great team of gastroenterologists focus on providing you with excellent care and comfort, a speedy recovery; ultimately enhancing your quality of life.
At Methodist Craig Ranch Surgery Center, we offer minimally-invasive procedures such as colonoscopies, liver biopsies, flexible sigmoidoscopies and EGD, which help aid in the early detection of colon or colorectal cancer and will help keep you more lively and healthy.
Don’t waste another minute being uncomfortable, contact us today.
Common Gastroenterology Procedures Performed Include:
A barium enema is an X-ray exam of the large intestine (colon and rectum). It may also be called a lower gastrointestinal (GI) exam. The test is used to help find diseases and other problems that affect the large intestine.
There are two types of barium enemas.
- In a single-contrast study, the colon is filled with barium. This outlines the intestine and shows large abnormalities.
- In a double-contrast or air-contrast study, the colon is first filled with barium, and then the barium is drained out. This leaves only a thin layer of barium on the wall of the colon. The colon is then filled with air. This provides a detailed view of the inner surface of the colon. It makes it easier to see narrowed areas (strictures), diverticula, and swelling.
Colon resections (colectomies) are performed to treat and prevent diseases and conditions that affect the colon, such as colon cancer.
Esophageal Mobility Studies
Esophageal studies — pressure measurements of the esophagus — occasionally help identify low pressure in the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) or abnormalities in esophageal muscle contraction.
A feeding tube is a device that’s inserted into your stomach through your abdomen. It’s used to supply nutrition when you have trouble eating.
Upper GI Series
An upper gastrointestinal (UGI) series looks at the upper and middle sections of the gastrointestinal tract. The test uses barium contrast material, fluoroscopy, and X-ray. Before the test, you drink a mix of barium (barium contrast material) and water. The barium is often combined with gas-making crystals. Your doctor watches the movement of the barium through your esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine on a video screen. Several X-ray pictures are taken at different times and from different views.
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Hours of Operation
Monday | 7AM - 3PM
Tuesday | 7AM - 3PM
Wednesday | 7AM.- 3PM
Thursday | 7AM - 3PM
Friday | 7AM - 3PM
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed
Craig Ranch Surgery Center Location
Methodist Craig Ranch Surgery Center
6045 Alma Road, Suite 100
McKinney, TX 75070