We Treat a Range
of GI Conditions
We have treated a wide variety of gastrointestinal conditions since Digestive Health Institute’s establishment in 1998. Our specialists will work with each patient to determine the root cause of and the most effective treatment options for their GI condition. Ready to start getting help with your GI condition?
It’s more than just heartburn.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a serious form of acid reflux or acid regurgitation.
A colon polyp is a growth on the surface of the large intestine, or colon. While some colon polyps are benign, meaning they are not cancer, other types of polyps may already be cancer or can become cancer later.
Crohn’s is an inflammatory bowel disease, meaning it causes inflammation in the digestive tract, which can spread to the deep layers of the bowel. Crohn’s disease can cause painful symptoms that interfere with daily life, and it can lead to potentially life-threatening complications for some people. Fortunately, there is treatment available for Crohn’s, which can make symptoms more manageable and heal inflammation in the digestive tract.
Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the muscles in the stomach and the intestine do not work normally, causing food to move slowly or to stop moving through the digestive tract. This can prevent your stomach from properly emptying after you eat.
H. Pylori Infection
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium and is a major cause of peptic ulcers. It damages the mucous coating that protects the stomach and duodenum. This damage allows powerful stomach acid to irritate the lining of the stomach, and together with the H. pylori, this can cause the ulcer.
Barrett’s Esophagus is a condition caused by intestinal metaplasia, when the tissue lining the esophagus is replaced by tissue that is similar to the lining of the intestine.
Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver malfunctions due to chronic injury, and scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue.
Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease, often called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is a condition that occurs when there is excess fat in the liver’s cells. The term NAFLD is used to describe liver conditions that are present in people who do not abuse alcohol. This condition affects about one-fourth of people living in the United States, and it is the most prevalent type of chronic liver disease.
Hemorrhoids are blood vessels in the lower rectum and around the anus. They often result from straining to have bowel movements, constipation, and increased pressure on the lower rectum. They also can result from pregnancy, aging with weakness of the tissues, and diarrhea. Hemorrhoids can be either internal or external, depending on their location.
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, a large gland behind the stomach. Normally, enzymes released by the pancreas become active when they reach the small intestine, but when the pancreas is inflamed, the enzymes inside the pancreas attack and damage the tissues that produce them.
Celiac disease is a digestive disease that interferes with the absorption of nutrients, and causes damage to the small intestine.
Colon and rectal cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States. In 2017, nearly 136,000 new cases of colorectal cancer were expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. About 1 in 20 (5%) Americans will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime.
Gallstones are pebble-like substances that form in the gallbladder, ranging in size from a grain of sand to a golf ball. A gallbladder can develop one stone, or hundreds of tiny stones.
Hepatitis means an inflammation of the liver. Inflammation causes painful, red swelling and occurs when tissues become injured or infected. The inflammation can cause organs to not function properly.
Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and ulcers in the lining of the rectum and colon.
Ulcerative colitis can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms are similar to other intestinal disorders. Each person experiences ulcerative colitis differently, so treatments may vary.
Even More Conditions That We Can Treat:
After you take some time to examine some of the conditions that we treat at our clinics, we would recommend also taking a moment to read about our treatment options. We offer both endoscopic procedures and non-endoscopic procedures for our patients. The treatment options we provide include: