Digestive Specialists, P.A., is a single specialty gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) practice comprised of five physicians. We have served The Woodlands/North Houston areas since we opened in 1995. Our Board Certified doctors are experts in all aspects of their specialties including colon cancer screening procedures, treatment of GERD, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and treatment of diseases of the liver, biliary system, and pancreas.
If you’re looking for advanced, comprehensive GI patient care, contact your primary care physician for referral to us or call us to inquire about an appointment.
Our location on Dotson Road (Willowbrook Office) is closing in April 2013. All patient inquiries should be directed to the main office, (936) 321-0033.
What Is the Difference Between IBS and IBD?
IBS is often confused with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a chronic condition with similar symptoms but several key differences. IBS is considered a syndrome, or collection of symptoms, while IBD is classified as a disease.
The Connection between GERD and IBS
The month of April is IBS Awareness Month, which is a great time for IBS sufferers to reevaluate their symptoms and make sure they’re receiving adequate relief.
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month
But did you know that chronic heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can lead to esophageal cancer? April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, which is a great time to get proactive about putting a stop to your heartburn!
Go for the Gold!
The colonoscopy is also the gold standard for colon screenings because the test is not just a diagnostic tool, but it is also a method of treatment and prevention as well.