Acid reflux, commonly called heartburn, is felt when the lower esophageal sphincter does not close fully, allowing stomach acid up into the esophagus.
An anal fissure is a small rip or tear in the lining of the anal tissues that can lead to pain or blood during bowel movements.
Anemia is a condition in which the blood is unable to transport sufficient oxygen around the body, usually resulting from a shortage of iron.
Barrett's esophagus is a condition in GERD sufferers in which the esophageal lining thickens, resembling the lining of the small intestine.
A biliary obstruction is a clog in the bile ducts that blocks bile from being able to move through the digestive system to break down foods.
C. Difficile Colitis
C. difficile colitis is inflammation of the large intestine caused by a Clostridium difficile infection, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the small intestine's ability to break down gluten, commonly found in bread and processed foods.
Colitis is the generalized inflammation that occurs within the mucosal lining of the GI tract and has many causes including IBD and Crohn’s disease.
Colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States, but it can be treated or avoided with the right preventive care.
Colorectal polyps are clumps of cells that grow on the lining of the colon or rectum. While usually benign, they may become cancerous if not removed.
Crohn's disease is a bowel disorder that irritates and inflames the large and small intestines, causing health complications that are sometimes fatal.
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a condition that causes episodes of extreme vomiting — sometimes as many as 20 times before the cycle ends.
Diverticulitis is a potential progression of diverticulosis in which small sacs form on the intestinal wall and then rupture, becoming inflamed.
Diverticulosis is the development of small pouches on the outer wall of the colon. While not dangerous on its own, it may progress to diverticulitis.
Dysphagia is a disorder that makes it difficult to swallow food or drinks, seriously impacting patients' quality of life and affecting their health.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory disease where eosinophil cells accumulate in the inner lining of the esophagus causing it to swell.
Esophageal Motility Disorder
Esophageal motility disorder is a condition where foods and liquids aren't properly transported due to muscles in the esophagus failing to contract.
Esophagitis is when the lining of the esophagus, the pipe used for transporting food from the mouth into the stomach, becomes inflamed or swollen.
Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease is the buildup of fat in the liver, causing significant damage that may lead to hepatitis, cirrhosis, and even liver failure.
A fistula is a tunnel or connection between two structures in the body usually formed by an injury or disease but can sometimes be medically induced.
Gallbladder disorders, including gallstones and cholecystitis, can cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms and potentially severe health problems.
Gastritis is when the lining of the stomach becomes irritated, swollen, or eroded, elevating one's risk for cancer, ulcers, and stomach bleeding.
GERD is a condition in which the esophagus becomes damaged over time by recurring episodes of acid reflux, causing pain and affecting quality of life.
Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria capable of causing infection in the stomach, leading to irritation, ulcers, and even stomach cancer in some people.
A common condition, hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels that may form internally or externally around the anus, leading to pain and bleeding.
Hepatitis refers to a group of viruses (including types A, B, and C) that may infect a patient and cause damage to the liver over time.
A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper section of the stomach pushes up through the small opening in the diaphragm (hiatus) and into the chest cavity.
Ileitis is a condition when swelling or discomfort occurs in the last section of the small bowel (ileum). Ileitis is often caused by Crohn’s disease.
An impacted bowel, or intestinal obstruction, is a condition in which someone is unable to pass gas or fecal matter due to a blockage in the GI tract.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease is a condition in which the immune system attacks the digestive tract, causing irritation and possibly more serious issues.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term ailment in which the bowels become aggravated in response to life stress or certain types of food.
Jaundice is a condition found in infants and adults that causes the skin and the whites of the eyes to have a yellow hue due to excessive bilirubin.
Lactose intolerance is when the body cannot break down the lactose found in items, such as milk, due to not producing enough of the enzyme lactase.
Liver cirrhosis is a liver disease where healthy tissue is replaced with scar tissue due to reasons such as alcoholism or late-stage liver failure.
Liver disease may be caused by genetics, alcoholism, high-fat diets, and more, but all forms can progress to cancer or liver failure if not treated.
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is a form of fatty liver disease that can lead to inflammation, scarring, and even organ failure in the liver.
Pancreatitis is a term for when the pancreas is inflamed, preventing it from releasing digestive enzymes and hormones needed for a healthy GI tract.
Peptic ulcers are open lesions that may form in the stomach or upper small intestine and allow acid to pass through, causing discomfort and bleeding.
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) is a rare and chronic autoimmune disease that causes the intrahepatic bile ducts in your liver to become damaged.
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) is a condition that causes the liver's internal and external ducts to become irritated, scarred, and narrowed.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) can develop when bacteria from the large intestine moves to the small bowel, disrupting normal digestion.
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in the colon's inner lining, causing painful GI symptoms.