Now hiring Registered Nurses and Certified Surgical Technologists

Apply Now

USMD Hospital at Arlington receives Excellence in Prostate Cancer Surgery recognition

Learn More

Gastroenterology Surgery in Arlington, TX

What Is Gastroenterology Surgery?

Gastroenterology surgery is used to treat diseases and conditions that affect the digestive system or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Our physicians also perform diagnostic procedures to help determine the right treatment plan for your individual needs. If you or someone you love are experiencing digestive issues, contact USMD Hospital at Arlington for assistance in contacting a GI physician on our medical staff.

Use our Physician Finder to locate a specialist to assist you with Gastroenterology Surgery.

Find A Physician

Who Is A Candidate for Gastroenterology Surgery?

Candidates for gastroenterology surgery may be experiencing symptoms related to their GI tract that require further investigation, such as a diagnostic procedure like an endoscopy, a gastroscopy, or a colonoscopy. It is recommended that anyone over 45 receive a regular colonoscopy to look for signs of colon cancer. Signs and symptoms that indicate a GI tract condition may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • A change in bowel habits

What Technology Is Used for Gastroenterology Surgery?

Physicians operating at our Arlington, TX hospital have available the latest in minimally invasive technology and perform many surgeries laparoscopically or robotically to ensure the use of smaller, more precise incisions that allow for a shortened recovery timeframe and less chance of surgical complications. Our facility has three da Vinci® Surgical System consoles. Talk to your doctor and your surgical team about the different surgical options available to you.

What Can You Expect With Gastroenterology Surgery?

Before gastroenterology surgery, you will meet with your physician to go over the details of the procedure and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. You will also be given instructions on how to prepare for the procedure, including any necessary dietary changes or medications to avoid. During surgery, you will be under anesthesia and closely monitored by a team of experienced medical professionals. USMD Hospital at Arlington provides post-operative care instructions to help guide your recovery and ensure a successful outcome.

What GI tract conditions may require surgery?

Some GI conditions that may require surgical intervention include:

  • Severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hernia

Your gastrointestinal surgeon at USMD Hospital at Arlington will discuss your treatment options as well as all the potential risks and benefits of surgery with you so that you can make an informed decision about your care. If you require gastrointestinal surgery in Dallas, Fort Worth, or the surrounding areas, please visit our physician directory to connect with a surgeon.

Can gastroenterology surgery be minimally invasive?
At USMD Hospital at Arlington, we are proud to offer the latest in advanced surgical techniques and technologies for gastroenterology surgery, including minimally invasive methods such as laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. Minimally invasive options often carry a faster recovery period, fewer possible complications, and a shorter hospital stay, as well as less visible scarring after recovery. Your gastroenterology surgeon will discuss your options for surgery with you so you can make an informed decision about your care.
How long does it take to recover from gastroenterology surgery?
Your recovery timeframe will be based largely on the type of surgery you undergo as well as your own personal overall health prior to surgery. Some gastroenterology surgeries, such as hernia repair, can be performed on an outpatient basis, and you will be free to recover at home. If your surgery requires a hospital stay, our staff will keep you advised of your healing progress and how soon you may be able to return home or get back to usual activities.
Is gastroenterology surgery covered by insurance?
Your gastroenterology surgery may be covered in part under your health insurance plan. Prior to your procedure, we recommend that you contact your insurance provider to fully understand your benefits. Our team will assist you in navigating your billing and work to help you better afford the care you require. For more information about gastro surgery at USMD Hospital at Arlington, contact our facility.

Individualized GI Care

Our healthcare team makes it their mission to put patients first and utilize the most advanced treatment techniques and technologies to craft individualized treatment plans. To locate a gastroenterology surgeon in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, contact USMD Hospital at Arlington.

USMD Hospital at Arlington is a joint venture with Texas Health Resources and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital. A list of physician owners is available upon request.