Diseases & Conditions

    • Barrett’s

      Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition that develops as the result of chronic GERD. The specialized Barrett’s tissue represents the body’s internal defense against continued chemical irritation. Learn More

    • Colon Polyps

      A colon polyp is a growth that begins in the lining of the colon. It is important to note that colon polyps start out as benign tumors, and as they grow, some polyps may become malignant or cancerous. Normally, the larger the polyp, the more likely it is to contain cancer cells. Learn More   

    • Constipation

      Constipation can be defined as infrequent or hard pellet stools, or difficulty in evacuating stools. While troublesome, constipation is not usually a serious disorder. However, there may be other underlying problems causing constipation and, therefore, testing is often recommended. Learn More

    • Crohn’s Disease

      Crohn’s disease is a chronic, recurrent inflammatory disease of the intestinal tract. The condition begins as small, microscopic nests of inflammation, which persist and smolder. The lining of the bowel can then become ulcerated and the bowel wall thickened. Learn More

    • Diarrhea

      For the average person in the Western World, the maximum daily amount of water in stool is generally no more than 7 oz. or 200 ml (8 oz. = 1 cup). When it is consistently more, then medically it is called diarrhea. Learn More

    • Diverticulosis

      Diverticulosis is an acquired condition of the bowel, which develops gradually over time. Its development may be due to dietary factors, such as a diet poor in fiber, constipation, or may occur as a normal part of the aging process. Learn More

    • Esophagitis – Stricture

      When stomach acid and digestive enzymes repeatedly reflux into the esophagus, the tissues become inflamed and ulcerated. This acute or chronic inflammation is known as esophagitis. Learn More

    • Gallstones

      Gallstones are a common disorder and often cause no symptoms. They can, however, cause severe pain and serious problems which, when discovered, require a well-developed plan of action. By consulting with the physician, the right treatment choice can be made. Learn More

    • Heartburn & Reflux

      Heartburn occurs so commonly that it is normal for everyone to experience it at some time. However, when heartburn is persistent, it needs to be evaluated, and long-term follow-up care is often required. Learn More

    • Helicobacter Pylori

      Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria commonly found in the stomach. Normally, it causes no problems or symptoms. However, it has become increasingly clear that the infection is related to the development of stomach and duodenal ulcers, as well as tissue irritation. Learn More

    • Hemorrhoids

      Hemorrhoids, or in layman’s terms, piles, are one of mankind’s most common and annoying diseases. Although rarely serious, hemorrhoids are troublesome. Occasionally the symptoms of hemorrhoids may actually hide a more serious underlying problem such as cancer or colitis. Learn More

    • Hiatus Hernia

      The hiatus hernia is one of the most misunderstood and maligned conditions in medicine. People blame this hernia for much more than it ever does. Patients with a hiatus hernia need to understand what it is and what might occur with it. Learn More

    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Medically, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is kn own by a variety of other terms: spastic colon, spastic colitis, mucous colitis and nervous or functional bowel. Usually, it is a disorder of the large intestine (colon), although other parts of the intestinal tract—even up to the stomach—can be affected. Learn More

    • Lactose Intolerance

      Lactose is milk sugar. It is present in all dairy products. The enzyme that breaks down lactose is called lactase. When the intestine does not contain lactase, then lactose intolerance can develop, Learn More

    • Peptic Ulcer Disease

      Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is a very common ailment, affecting one out of eight persons in the United States. The causes of PUD have gradually become clear and with this understanding have come new and better ways to treat ulcers and even cure them. Learn More

    • Ulcerative Colitis

      Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, recurring disease of the large bowel, or colon. When ulcerative colitis affects the colon, inflammation and ulcers form in the lining of the colon. The disease may involve the entire colon (pancolitis), only the rectum (ulcerative proctitis) or, more commonly, some area between the two. Learn More