Las Vegas Gastroenterology
Gastroenterology located in Las Vegas, NV
A gastrointestinal (GI) motility clinic provides advanced testing to show how efficiently food travels through your digestive tract and if there are any conditions affecting your digestion. At Las Vegas Gastroenterology in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, gastroenterologist Noel Fajardo, MD, and the team use tests like SmartPill™ and hydrogen breath tests to make diagnoses and perform treatment monitoring. To set up a consultation, call the office and consult with a team member or use the online booking tool today.
GI Motility Clinic Q & A
What is a GI motility clinic?
A GI motility clinic is a clinic based around diagnostic technologies and treatments for gastrointestinal motility disorders. GI motility is the progression of food as it goes through your digestive tract and becomes waste as it travels from your mouth to your colon.
During testing studies at Las Vegas Gastroenterology’s GI motility clinic, the team evaluates the health and function of the following parts of your digestive tract:
- Small intestine
- Pelvic floor muscles, which help with motility
Most GI motility studies and procedures are painless. They give the Las Vegas Gastroenterology team the information they need to recommend or improve your treatment. If you have any questions about the tests or the information they give you, the team can answer them in detail before you arrive for your testing procedure.
Which studies are available at a GI motility clinic?
The GI motility clinic at Las Vegas Gastroenterology offers various testing procedures to record data about your digestive functioning. Among them are:
SmartPill is a capsule that you swallow containing technology that allows it to record various measurements as it passes through your digestive tract. These measurements include the acidity levels, temperatures, and pressures of various points in the system. The test is safe, painless, and involves no radiation.
Hydrogen breath test
Hydrogen breath tests can diagnose small intestinal bacterial overgrowths (SIBO). The test specifically measures the levels of hydrogen and methane on your breath as these components can indicate digestive issues like lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, and bacterial overgrowth.
When should I consider going to a GI motility clinic?
You should consider booking an appointment at Las Vegas Gastroenterology for GI motility testing if you have any unusual or ongoing symptoms involving your digestive tract, especially if you’re not sure of their cause. Symptoms that might be a cause for concern include:
- Fecal incontinence
- Unexplained weight loss
- Abdominal discomfort
- Acid reflux
If you’re already in treatment for a GI disorder, the Las Vegas Gastroenterology team might suggest coming in for testing as a way of monitoring your progress as you treat your condition.
If you’re concerned about GI symptoms, don’t hesitate to book a GI motility clinic appointment. Call Las Vegas Gastroenterology or book an appointment online today.