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About Digestive Health Center

At the Digestive Health Center, we treat various types of digestive disorders. Our interdisciplinary team provides a unique level of technical sophistication and experience consistent with the country's top gastroenterology (GI) centers.

We are supported by more than 200 academic physicians and surgical specialists, two hospitals and approximately 25 specialty outpatient care centers. We work closely with our primary care colleagues and other specialists to treat gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, liver disorders, acid reflux disease and Barrett's esophagus.

The Digestive Health Center hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Services Offered at the Digestive Health Center

Breath Tests

With these tests, we measure hydrogen, methane and carbon dioxide to detect digestive issues relating to lactose, fructose intolerance and bacterial overgrowth. The breath tests are particularly useful in diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome.

Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a less invasive alternative to colonoscopy that allows doctors to view the small intestine by using a disposable miniature video camera contained in a pill.

Deep Enteroscopy

Utilizing a specialized endoscope, we can examine much farther into the small bowel. With this device, we can also control bleeding in the small intestine to often prevent the need for invasive surgery.

Endoscopy

We perform standard upper and lower GI endoscopy procedures, including colonoscopies, to examine the gastrointestinal tract. We have special expertise in advanced endoscopy that may be needed for removing bile duct stones, biliary and pancreatic stent placements, and evaluation of biliary and pancreatic tissues. We use endoscopic ultrasounds to guide fluid drainage and biopsies.

Esophageal pH Testing

These tests are available to patients considering anti-reflux surgery, exhibiting atypical or non-responsive GERD symptoms, or having non-cardiac chest pains that may be related to gastrointestinal disease.

Gastroesophageal Physiology Laboratory

Using the most advanced high-definition technology, we conduct tests that allow us to evaluate patients with GERD, non-cardiac chest pain, constipation and incontinence.

Gastrointestinal Radiology

The center is equipped with advanced equipment for treating digestive diseases with interventional and diagnostic radiology procedures.

Hepatology

Our team has special interest and expertise in diagnosing and treating patients with liver disease.

Inflammatory Bowel

Together with USA Health colorectal surgeons, our gastroenterologists offer integrated and comprehensive management of inflammatory bowel conditions including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

LINX Procedure

Patients suffering from GERD whose condition can't be adequately controlled with medication may be candidates for the LINX procedure. This treatment uses a magnetic device to treat weak esophageal muscles that cause GERD.

Small Bowel Endoscopy

Small bowel endoscopy, or SBE, is a procedure used to diagnose and treat conditions in the small intestine. During a small bowel endoscopy, a small, flexible tube called an enteroscope is passed through your mouth, esophagus and stomach to reach the small intestine.

Swallow Studies

A swallow study is used to diagnose digestive health issues such as ulcers, tumors, swallowing disorders, polyps, GERD and hiatal hernias.

Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy

Volumetric laser endomicroscopy is used to evaluate and diagnose conditions of the esophagus, such as Barrett's esophagus.

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Parking & Directions

The Digestive Health Center is located at University Commons in Suite 6000-B, across the street from the University of South Alabama campus.

75 South University Boulevard
Suite 6000-B
Mobile, AL 36608
P: (251) 660-5555
F: (251) 660-5559
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Amenities at the Digestive Health Center

This facility offers free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi to patients and their guests.

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Mar102019

USA Children's & Women's Hospital is the "Leader in Births," so expectant parents will have peace of mind when they deliver at our hospital.

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