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Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Satisfaction Rating

4.8 out of 5

Gastroenterology

ADC’s gastroenterologists study and diagnose areas of concern throughout the digestive system including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver. Our gastroenterologists have the training and experience to determine any issues that may prevent the digestive system and liver from operating properly.

No two cases are the same.

Because there are a wide range of issues that can occur within the digestive system, diagnosis and treatments are tailored to each individual patient. We manage issues ranging from digestive issues including celiac disease to Barrett’s esophagus, colon cancer to diarrhea, and heartburn and acid reflux to ulcerative colitis. Depending on the severity of the condition, when caught early, it can be diagnosed, treated and sometimes stopped from becoming more severe. Although ADC gastroenterologists themselves do not perform surgery, we work closely with ADC’s surgeons to perform the procedures you may need to treat specific conditions. Our doctors are connected by an electronic medical record so we are also able to see what our partners involved in your care have noted, resulting in the most comprehensive care possible.

We perform a wide range of services to help diagnose and treat most gastrointestinal and liver conditions, including:

  • Upper endoscopy: minimally invasive technique to directly visualize the upper GI tract for evaluation of disorders including acid reflux, trouble swallowing, abdominal pain and celiac disease.
  • Colonoscopy: employed for colon cancer and polyp screening as well as to investigate inflammatory bowel disease and complaints such as diarrhea and intestinal bleeding.
  • High resolution esophageal manometry: an improvement over usual manometric studies which provides a more detailed view of the esophagus and how it functions.
  • Esophageal pH and impedance studies: for patients with reflux who do not respond to the usual antacid treatments.
  • Small bowel and esophageal capsule endoscopy: typically used to investigate the small bowel and esophagus with minimal invasiveness.
  • Breath testing for Helicobacter pylori, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and lactose intolerance: non-invasive and rapid in-office testing to evaluate for a common stomach infection known as H. pylori as well as assessment of abdominal bloating and chronic diarrhea
  • Diagnosis and management of chronic gastroteintestinal and liver conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux, Barrett’s esophagus, ulcers, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, pancreatitis, and cancers or precancerous lesions of the gastrointestinal system.

A consultation with one of our board-certified, gastrointestinal specialists will determine what service you may need to help diagnose and treat your condition. If you or someone in your family is having problems with your digestive system, The Austin Diagnostic Clinic Gastroenterology Department is here for you.


 

Doctors & Providers

Florence Falola, Gastroenterology, The Austin Diagnostic Clinic

Florence Falola, FNP

  • Accepting New Patients
Alice Freidman

Alice Friedman, MD

  • Accepting New Patients