The Westphals traveled to Gulf Shores, Ala., in early September for what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation at the beach with their families. The getaway went awry when their 6-month-old baby developed a life-threatening condition that required immediate emergency treatment.
About Digestive Health
Our digestive health specialty supports treatment of various illnesses and conditions of the digestive tract. USA Health gastroenterology specialists provide advanced levels of expertise, experience and technology in treating our patients.
Our interdisciplinary team focuses on improving and maintaining the digestive health of each patient. We treat digestive health conditions such as Barrett’s esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, colitis and stomach cancer. Using less invasive techniques such as advanced endoscopy, sphincterotomy, enteroscopy and therapeutic laparoscopy, we offer our patients alternatives to more traditional surgical procedures.
As the region’s only academic medical center, we also offer our digestive health patients with new, promising experimental therapies for many types of digestive health problems.