From heartburn to complex digestive and liver disorders, digestive problems can seriously impact your daily life

In Dallas, the Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health provides comprehensive and compassionate care when treating patients’ broad range of digestive conditions, beginning with diagnostic and therapeutic services. Our GI (endoscopy) lab features 10 procedure rooms and a 24-bed observation area within the 18,000-square-foot department, allowing patients to recover in the same area following their procedures.

Recognized among the nation’s top hospitals

Baylor University Medical Center ranks #34 in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery by U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” and is designated by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Quality Surgical Partner. Our commitment to surgical excellence has earned recognition as meeting high-quality standards in rectal cancer under ACS National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer. In addition, we are an ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, an Quality Verification Program and have been awarded the highest quality rating from the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for esophagectomy.

Digestive conditions treated


Esophageal conditions

  • Achalasia and other motility disorders
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Esophageal strictures and narrowing
  • Erosive esophagitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Superficial esophageal cancer
  • Variceal bleeding
Learn more about our advanced esophageal services

General gastrointestinal conditions

  • Ascites
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastric cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)
  • Liver disease (acute and chronic), including hepatitis C and cirrhosis
  • Pancreatitis
Learn more about liver and pancreas disease center

Inflammatory bowel disease conditions

  • Celiac sprue (gluten intolerance)
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and chronic severe constipation
  • Polypectomy
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Severe constipation
Learn more about IBD center

Procedure and therapy options


Esophageal therapies

  • Anti-reflux surgery/Fundoplication
  • Complex stricture dilation
  • Cryotherapy ablation
  • Double-balloon endoscopy
  • Endoflip
  • Endomicroscopy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), including sphincterotomy and biliary stent placement
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagram
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Heller myotomy (laparoscopic)
  • High-resolution manometry
  • Hybrid argon plasma coagulation (hybrid APC)
  • Magnetic lower esophageal sphincter augmentation (LINX®)
  • Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM)
  • PH and impedance testing
  • Placement of external feeding tubes (gastrostomy)
  • Pneumatic balloon dilation
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Revisional surgery after fundoplication and hiatal hernia repairs
  • Small bowel multivisceral transplant
  • Spy Glass™ Direct Visual System
  • Studies of esophageal problems, such as difficulty swallowing
  • Upper endoscopy (EGD)
  • Wireless PH testing
Learn more about our advanced esophageal services

General gastrointestinal therapies

  • Nutritional consultation and education
  • Percutaneous liver biopsy
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Gastric nerve stimulation
  • Gastrostomy tube (G-tube)
  • Jejunostomy tube (J-tube)
  • Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic and robotic repair of Ventral and Inguinal Hernias
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Appendectomy and splenectomy
  • Liver transplantation
  • Islet autotransplantation

Inflammatory bowel disease therapies

  • Capsule study
  • Chromoendoscopy
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Enteroscopy
  • Ileoscopy
  • Infusion therapies
  • Pouchoscopy
Learn more about the IBD center

Genetic testing for colon cancer

Katerina Wells, MD, Director of Colon and Rectal Surgery Research on the medical staff of Baylor University Medical Center, talks about genetic testing offered to patients with a personal or strong family history of colon cancer. 

Minimally invasive surgical options are offered for several conditions and support a smoother recovery

When surgery is needed to treat a digestive condition, you can rest assured in Baylor University Medical Center's standards of care and experienced medical staff. Learn more about minimally invasive surgery benefits and how our digestive disease and colon cancer programs manage difficult conditions.

Helping to improve your digestive health

One way to keep your digestive health at peak performance is a colonoscopy screening

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. The cancer often grows with no symptoms until it’s reached an advanced stage. When detected early during a colonoscopy, colorectal cancer is treatable. The American Cancer Society recommends beginning regular colonoscopy or other colon cancer screening options at age 45.

In addition to colonoscopies, we offer:

  • Comprehensive screenings
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Therapeutic services
  • Nutrition support
  • Information and options to make healthy lifestyle changes

Game-changing treatment for acid reflux and GERD

The LINX® device is a series of magnets in a ring shape that an anti-reflux surgeon implants in a laparoscopic procedure.

Read more about LINX®

Digestive disease resources

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center