Gastrointestinal pain care in Port Charlotte, FL
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Fawcett Memorial Hospital offers greater Charlotte County and Port Charlotte, FL with a specialized GI & Digestive Health Center. In fact, Healthgrades awarded our facility with Five-Star Recipients for Colorectal Surgeries and Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2018. Our experienced gastroenterologists provide diagnosis and a wide variety of medical services when you aren't feeling your best.
For the body to feel healthy, the digestive tract must function properly. Everyone has digestive problems from time to time - an upset stomach, vomiting, gas, heartburn, bloating, irritable bowel or constipation. GI problems may be uncomfortable or embarrassing, but they are often not serious and rarely last long.
GI problems caused by food intolerances, contaminated foods, viral illnesses, menstruation or pregnancy, or side effects from medications or supplements are common. These symptoms, however, can be a sign of a more serious digestive problem. If you've been taking over the counter medicines with no luck, we can help.
GI medical services and treatments
Our specialists provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic options for a full range of gastrointestinal disorders, from simple to complex. With modern equipment and endoscopic surgical options, our minimally invasive procedures provide our patients with a faster recovery.
We treat the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, spleen and adrenals. Treatment services provided by the Center for GI & Digestive Health at Fawcett include, but are not limited to:
- Abdominal pain syndrome
- Anorectal manometry
- Antroduodenal manometry or small bowel manometry
- Barrett's esophagus
- Biliary tract disorders, gallbladder disorders and gallstone pancreatitis
- Celiac disease
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Clostridium difficile (C. Diff)
- Colon cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Crohn's disease (inflammatory bowel disease)
- Diagnostic options
- Diarrhea (acute and chronic)
- Diverticular disease
- Esophageal cancer
- Esophageal manometry
- Esophageal ph monitoring
- Gallstone pancreatitis
- Gas in the digestive tract
- Gastrointestinal cancer
- Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Hepatitis C
- High Resolution Anoscopy (HRA)
- Hydrogen breath test
- Inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)
- Intestinal ischemia
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Liver cancer
- Liver cirrhosis
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
- Non-cardiac chest pain
- Pancreatic cancer
- Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)
- Stomach and duodenal ulcers (peptic ulcers)
- Surgical options
- Surgical weight loss
- Ulcerative colitis
- Viral hepatitis
- Wilson Disease
Many of the above services were only previously available to patients visiting major medical institutions. The Center is pleased to offer them to residents of Southwest Florida and is committed to providing outstanding well-coordinated patient-centered healthcare that tailors treatment to the individual patient wishes and concerns.
Classes and events
Many of the above services were only available to patients visiting major medical institutions. The Center, however, is pleased to offer these services to residents of Southwest Florida community at our facility. Our team is committed to providing outstanding well-coordinated, patient-centered healthcare in partnership with patient wishes and concerns. Our staff also communicates directly with your referring physician to provide a seamless continuum of care.
If you are interested in learning more about gastrointestinal conditions or digestive care, browse our classes and events. Our facility offers a Digestive Health Symposium to further education and engagement with the greater Port Charlotte community.
For more information on our Center for GI & Digestive Health, please call (941) 4GI-CARE (444-2273) to speak with our Nurse Navigator