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Gastroenterology

The Gastroenterology Department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Tulsa, provides extensive expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. We also offer minimally invasive treatments to treat cancers that affect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These include esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, liver and colorectal cancers or cancers that have metastasized to the GI tract, such as lung or breast cancer. The team also treats precancerous conditions, such as Barrett’s esophagus, and provides relief from cancer-related symptoms. The goal is to help each patient receive comprehensive, up-to-date, personalized treatment. The team strives to maintain quality of life for all patients with gastrointestinal malignancies.

Our gastroenterologists 

“The conventional thought is often if you can’t give a patient radiation, chemotherapy or surgery, you’re out of options. At our hospitals, we believe there’s always something you can do.” – Dr. Hendrickson

Experienced GI team

At CTCA® Tulsa, you’ll work with a multidisciplinary team of physicians who have expertise in performing cancer-related procedures in the GI tract. This team works together to understand your individual needs and comprehensive, personalized treatments while meeting regularly to discuss your progress and modify your treatment accordingly.

When you arrive at our hospital, your care team will review your symptoms with you and obtain a health history. Then, we’ll use diagnostic tools and interventional procedures to evaluate the tumor(s). We are dedicated to providing a diagnosis and treatment plan within days of your arrival to the facility. After you are diagnosed, we work with you to identify treatments tailored to your specific needs.

Treatment advances

We provide a wide range of treatment options for GI cancers. The team uses advanced technologies to look at the GI tract more thoroughly, usually with minimally invasive procedures. We may apply innovative techniques, such as ablative treatments, to help relieve obstructions in the GI tract and pain caused by tumors.

For example, for pancreatic cancer patients, we may perform therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) to relieve pain (celiac plexus neurolysis). Cryotherapy or esophageal stents may be used to treat patients having difficulty with swallowing caused by esophageal tumors. We may also use EUS to place fiducial markers in pancreatic tumors prior to radiation therapy for more precise targeting of tumors. 

Throughout your treatment, your care team will use multiple measures to help reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. The gastroenterologists work closely with the hospital’s oncologists and surgeons to manage side effects from chemotherapy or surgical procedures. We also work with a team of dietitians to provide nutritional support throughout cancer treatment.

Where we are located


CTCA Tulsa

Gastroenterology Department
10109 E. 79th St.
Tulsa, OK 74133

New Patients:888-552-6760
Existing Patients:(918) 800-CTCA

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