Diseases Treated

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Diseases Treated

Let our multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and clinicians provide you with high-quality services. We treat a wide range of digestive conditions, including:

(Select each link below for a brief description of diseases treated.)

Acid reflux

Acid reflux (also called gastroesophogeal reflux disease or GERD) is a condition that can cause heartburn, indigestion, vomiting, chest pain and bloating. It is caused by stomach acid entering the esophagus (the tube that connects your stomach to your throat).

Celiac disease

Celiac disease is a genetic condition that affects the body’s ability to process gluten, a substance found in wheat. When someone with celiac disease eats food that contains gluten (like most bread and pasta products), they may experience diarrhea, gas, nausea, headaches, heartburn, mouth ulcers or tiredness. Celiac disease also often causes weight loss.

Colitis

Colitis is a general term for conditions that cause inflammation of the colon. Colitis may cause stomach pain, bloody stools, gas, tiredness or weight loss. Colitis can be caused by an autoimmune problem, inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease, vascular disease or infection.

Colon cancer

Cancer is a disease in which the body’s cells grow out of control. Colon cancer, also called colorectal cancer, is most common in people ages 50 or older. It often begins as a pre-cancerous polyp or growth on the inner lining of the colon. Colon cancer is often preventable and treatable when detected early, often during a colonoscopy screening. .

Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is a type of chronic bowel disease. It causes the walls of the intestines to swell and develop painful ulcers. Crohn’s disease can cause stomach pain, diarrhea, fever, nausea, joint pain and weight loss. .

Esophageal cancer

Cancer is a disease in which the body’s cells grow out of control. Esophageal cancer is a disease that occurs in the esophagus (the tube that connects your throat to your stomach). Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, feeling like there is something stuck in your throat, chest pain and weight loss. Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer deaths. .

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a condition that affects the liver, a part of the body that is important for digestion. Hepatitis can be caused by a virus, heavy drinking, medication or autoimmune disease, and others. Symptoms include yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, dark urine, stomach pain, fatigue and weight loss..

Inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease is a term for several different conditions that cause intestinal inflammation. The most common kinds of bowel disease are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Bowel disease can cause stomach pain, vomiting, blood in the stool and weight loss. .

Liver cancer

Cancer is a disease in which the body’s cells grow out of control. Liver cancer (also called hepatic cancer) is a kind of cancer that affects the liver. It may either start in the liver or spread to the liver from other parts of the body like the colon or lungs. Liver cancer is most commonly caused by cirrhosis, a kind of liver damage that is usually the result of hepatitis or heavy alcohol use..

Liver disease

Liver disease is a term for any of the more than 100 diseases that affect the liver. Some types of liver disease are hepatitis, cirrhosis and fascioliasis. Liver disease can be caused by many factors like alcohol use, genetic disorders and viruses. Symptoms of liver disease include weight loss and yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes. .

Nutrition disorders

Nutrition disorders are any health problems caused by malnutrition, over-consumption of certain types of food or the inability to properly digest certain foods. Some examples of nutrition disorders are anemia, obesity, and type 1 diabetes.

Pancreatitis

The pancreas is a gland behind the stomach. It plays an important role in digestion and regulating blood sugar levels. Pancreatitis is a term for pancreas inflammation. Pancreatitis may be acute (sudden and life-threatening) or chronic (a persistent problem). Pancreatitis is often called by gallstones or heavy alcohol use. Symptoms include stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea.

Stomach cancer

Cancer is a disease in which the body’s cells grow out of control. Stomach cancer is a type of cancer that develops on the lining of the stomach. Symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, stomach pain, heartburn, tiredness and always feeling full. Stomach cancer is most common in people ages 65 and older.

Stomach ulcers

Stomach ulcers (also called peptic ulcers) are sores on the lining of the stomach. There are many causes of stomach ulcers, but the most common are bacterial infection and heavy use of a certain painkiller medications. Symptoms of stomach ulcers include heartburn, bloating, stomach pain, nausea and weight loss.

Swallowing disorders

Swallowing disorders is a term that refers to any condition that causes difficulty or discomfort when swallowing food, drinks or saliva. Swallowing disorders have many causes including nerves or muscle problems, injuries, strokes and cancer. Symptoms of a swallowing disorder include difficulty swallowing, pain when swallowing, feeling like something is stuck in your throat, choking when you try to swallow, or a cough or sore throat that won’t go away.

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