Gastroenterology

What is a Gastroenterologist with Dr. Sears

Gastroenterologists are specialized doctors who study and treat problems with the digestive organs. Gastroenterologists are internal medicine doctors who completed years of extra training to treat these problems. Most gastroenterologists see patients in the clinic as well as perform their own endoscopy (scoping) procedures.

Appointments

Your insurance carrier may require a referral through your primary care physician's office. If you are unsure about your coverage, please contact your insurance provider directly.

Request an appointment online or call one of our clinics:

College Station
979-691-3300

Killeen
254-618-1400

Round Rock
512-509-0200

Temple
254-724-2265

Waco
254-761-4444

Gastroenterology specialty clinics

Support groups

Common gastroenterologic problems

People see gastroenterologists for a variety of reasons. The most common reasons include: abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, weight loss, liver problems (hepatitis and cirrhosis), gallbladder problems, pancreas problems, bleeding, trouble swallowing, inflammatory bowel disease (Chron's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis) or nutritional problems.

Esophagus Heartburn or Reflux, Esophagitis, Barrett's Esophagus, Hiatal Hernia, Esophageal Stricture, Esophageal Cancer
Stomach Ulcers, Gastritis, Varices, Helicobacter Pylori Infection, Stomach Cancer
Liver Viral Hepatitis, Alcoholic Liver Disease, Cirrhosis, Liver Cysts, Hemochromatosis, Liver Cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma)
Gallbladder Gallstones, Gallbladder Sludge, Gallbladder Cancer
Pancreas Pancreatic Cysts, Pancreatic Pseudocysts, Pancreatic Cancer, Acute Pancreatitis, Chronic Pancreatitis,Ischemic Bowel, Colon Cancer

Common gastroenterologic procedures

  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Esophageal motility and pH
  • Spyglass biliary endoscopy
  • Halo
  • Paracentesis

 

 


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Physicians

Raymond G. Duggan
Gastroenterologist
Richard J. Dusold
Gastroenterologist
Richard A. Erickson
Gastroenterologist
Aline Ghaleb
Gastroenterologist
Mark A. Jeffries
Gastroenterologist