DISEASES WE TREAT
The mission of each physician and associate is to strive to provide the highest quality digestive disease services, and to continually explore and exceed the needs of our patients and referring physicians. Our board-certified gastroenterologists specialize in diagnosing and treating the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.
Diseases we treat
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
When acid reflux occurs, food or fluid can be tasted in the back of the mouth. When refluxed stomach acid touches the lining of the esophagus it may cause a burning sensation in the chest or throat called heartburn or acid indigestion. Occasional reflux is common and does not necessarily mean one has GERD. Persistent reflux that occurs more than twice a week is considered GERD, and it can eventually lead to more serious health problems. People of all ages can have GERD.
Sometimes patients with swallowing disorders lose weight or become dehydrated since eating or drinking may be difficult. They may cough or have a gurgly sound to their voice after eating or drinking.
The most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease are abdominal pain, often in the lower right area, and diarrhea. Rectal bleeding, weight loss, arthritis, skin problems, and fever may also occur. Bleeding may be serious and persistent, leading to anemia. Children with Crohn’s disease may suffer delayed development and stunted growth. The range and severity of symptoms varies.
Ulcerative colitis can significantly affect day-to-day life, and can lead to life-threatening complications. We offer treatments that can greatly reduce symptoms of this disease, although there is currently no known cure.
Some people who do not have celiac disease may still suffer negative side effects when they consume gluten. This is called non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and may also be treated by dietary changes.
Patients come to us for help with