Neurogastroenterology Diseases Program
The Neurogastroenterology Diseases Program at Houston Methodist Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders improves the health and lifestyles of patients suffering from gastrointestinal disorders caused by common and rare conditions. These include diabetes and scleroderma (hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues), as well as a group of very common disorders that affect the function of the gut (called functional gastrointestinal disorders), such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Neurogastroenterology Diseases Our Experts Treat
- Achalasia – difficulty passing food and liquid into the stomach
- Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction – a rare, phantom physical blockage that feels real
- Constipation – infrequent bowel movements causing hard, dry stools
- Diabetes – high blood sugar preventing breakdown of food into energy
- Difficult defecation – difficulty pooping, leading to constipation
- Diverticulosis and diverticulitis – bulges in the colon wall that can cause swelling and pain
- Dysphagia – problems swallowing
- Dyspepsia – indigestion
- Eosinophilic esophagitis – allergic condition in the esophagus
- Fecal incontinence – inability to control bowel movements
- Food intolerance – prevents breakdown of certain foods due to sensitivity
- Functional heartburn – symptoms of heartburn without actual exposure to acid
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease – also called GERD, severe and ongoing acid reflux
- Gastroparesis – prevents proper stomach emptying
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Scleroderma – hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues
Why Choose Houston Methodist for Gastroenterology?
Our specialists want to see patients thrive — not just cope — and recommend an appointment if you or your doctor has any GI concerns. We work with primary care physicians to manage the everyday, overall health of GI patients.
Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked No. 8 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for Gastroenterology & GI surgery. U.S. News & World Report has also named Houston Methodist Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Texas every year since the award began and one of the nation’s best as a nationally ranked Honor Roll hospital. In addition, Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked No. 9 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for Diabetes & Endocrinology Care.
Patients Experience an Improved Quality of Life
Advanced Technology and Treatment Plans
What Patients Can Expect to Receive
- Innovative diagnostics and treatments
- Opportunities to enroll in the latest GI research studies
- Patient education
- Quick evaluation and assessment