Treatment for Gastrointestinal Issues

The gastroenterologists at Henderson Hospital are here to serve individuals experiencing problems with their gastrointestinal system, which includes the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, intestines and rectum.

We offer advanced diagnostic and treatment services for a variety of gastrointestinal conditions and diseases. Signs you may have an issue with your digestive system include abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, bloody stool, excessive gas and heartburn.

Find a Doctor

For a referral to a doctor who currently practices at Henderson Hospital, please call 702-388-4888 or use our online physician directory.

Advanced Treatment Options

  • Argon plasma coagulation for intestinal lesions
  • Botox treatment for esophageal and gastric dysmotility
  • Cholangioscopy
  • Complex colonic polyp endoscopic therapy
  • Endoluminal stenting of malignant stricture
  • Esophageal and gastric varices therapy
  • Esophageal pH studies
  • Fecal transplantation for refractory C. difficile infection
  • Hemorrhoid banding
  • Radiofrequency ablation for Barrett’s esophagus
  • Small bowel capsule endoscopy
  • Trans-oral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) for chronic acid-reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Conditions and Diseases Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Acid reflux
  • Anal fissures
  • Bacterial overgrowth
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Benign and malignant esophageal narrowing
  • Cancer (colorectal, esophageal, intestinal, liver, pancreatic, stomach)
  • Celiac disease
  • Colitis (C. difficile, collagenous, ischemic, lymphocytic, microscopic, pancolitis, ulcerative)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Food allergies
  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Gastroparesis
  • H. pylori
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis (A, B and C, alcoholic, autoimmune, chronic)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn's disease)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Liver disease (cirrhosis, fatty liver, liver transplant)
  • Narcotic bowel syndrome
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Polyps
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary biliary cholangitis
  • Sclerosing cholangitis

Upper Endoscopy

To evaluate symptoms of upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or difficulty swallowing, your doctor may recommend upper endoscopy, which enables the physician to examine the lining of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. This is the best test for finding the cause of bleeding from the upper GI tract. It's also more accurate than X-ray films for detecting inflammation, ulcers and tumors of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. The physician uses a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope, which has its own lens and light source, and views the images on a video monitor.

A physician might use upper endoscopy to obtain a biopsy to distinguish between benign and malignant (cancerous) tissues. Biopsies are taken for many reasons, and your physician might order one even if he or she does not suspect cancer. For example, your physician might use a biopsy to test for Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes ulcers. Upper endoscopy is also used to treat conditions of the upper gastrointestinal tract. The physician can pass instruments through the endoscope to directly treat many abnormalities — this will cause you little or no discomfort.