Treating Digestive Disorders

If you are experiencing abdominal pain, acid reflux, constipation or diarrhea, you may need medical help. Gastroenterologists at Southwest Healthcare can help prevent, diagnose and treat diseases of the digestive system. These disorders can be found in the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts.

Temecula Valley Hospital
31700 Temecula Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592
Phone: 951-331-2200
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Palmdale Regional Medical Center
38600 Medical Center Drive
Phone: 661-382-5000
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Find a Physician

If you need a referral to a physician at Southwest Healthcare, call our free physician referral service at 800-879-1020 or search for a doctor online.

Digestive Conditions

We treat a variety of conditions affecting the digestive system. These include:

  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Biliary tract disease (gallstones)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Pancreatic diseases and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)

Symptoms of Digestive Disorders

Signs and symptoms of digestive disorders may include:

  • Acid reflux or heartburn
  • Blood in vomit or stool
  • Bloating or gas
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting

Endoscopic Services for Gastrointestinal Conditions

Gastroenterologists perform many endoscopic procedures. An endoscope is used to look inside hollow organs and project images onto a monitor or computer screen. Most of these procedures are non-invasive. This enables you to normally leave the hospital the same day as the procedure, without an overnight stay.

Procedures and tests we perform include:

  • BRAVO™ Capsule Placement
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • EndoFLIP (Endoluminal Functional Lumen Imaging Probe)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoid Energy Therapy (HET)
  • Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF®)
  • Upper Endoscopy (EGD)