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Digestive Health A Partnership of Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin

  • Specialty Care

About Us

In Austin, TX, Digestive Health diagnoses, treats, and manages disorders of the liver and digestive system in adult patients.

Personalized, compassionate digestive care

The collaboration between Ascension Seton, which includes Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas and Dell Children’s Medical Center, and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, brings together medical professionals, medical school learners, and researchers, who are all part of the integrated mission of transforming healthcare and redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society.

We take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place, often during the same appointment, to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers. The care team at Digestive Health includes gastroenterologists, family nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers, and more, who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you. Our gastroenterology care team listens to understand your health concerns and delivers care that is right for you.

We provide comprehensive digestive care, including:

Gastroenterology

Care teams at Digestive Health provide expertise in diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the liver and digestive system. Our doctors and comprehensive care team are specially trained to treat a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders.

Common conditions treated:

  • Peg removal
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Dysphagia
  • Cirrhosis
  • Iron deficiency
  • Fatty liver
  • Celiac disease
  • Colon polyps
  • Hepatitis
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Colitis
  • Gallbladder and biliary tract disease
  • Nutritional problems
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis

Heartburn and Esophageal Disorders

Digestive Health specializes in heartburn and esophageal disorders, providing comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for our patients. We collaborate with your primary care physician and our multi-specialty team consisting of Gastroenterology, Otolaryngology, Pulmonology, and Imaging.

Common conditions treated:

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Achalasia
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease
  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
  • Extraesophageal manifestations of GERD (chronic bronchitis, asthma, cough and dental erosions)

IBS

Digestive Health diagnoses, treats, and manages the complexities of irritable bowel disease (IBD) in adult patients. While patients with IBD can sometimes also have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the majority of people with IBS do not have IBD. It is important to know that these two diseases should not be confused as they are treated very differently. Both diseases can lead to diarrhea and stomach pains, but IBD is caused by inflammation and ulcers in the bowel while the bowel looks normal in IBS. We want to ensure you are receiving the correct diagnoses and help you get the care you need. Common conditions treated:

  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Pouchitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis