Specialties

 

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain is common. Severe pain or pain that is associated with red flags should be discussed with your doctor right away…

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease involving the small intestine in which people cannot tolerate a protein called gluten…

Constipation

Constipation is the infrequent and difficult passage of stool. The frequency of bowel movements among healthy people varies greatly, ranging from three movements a day to three a week.…

Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic disorder that causes inflammation of the (GI) tract. Although it can involve any area of the GI tract…

Diarrhea

Acute diarrhea is one of the most commonly reported illnesses in the United States.…

Diverticular Disease

Diverticulosis refers to the presence of small out-pouchings (called diverticuli) or sacs that can develop in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract…

Gas and Bloating

All of us have gas and must get rid of it in some way. Normally, gas passes out through the rectum or is belched through the mouth…

Gluten

Bloated? Fatigued? Overweight? Can’t concentrate? These are all ailments which have been blamed on eating gluten. Is there any validity to it? The answer is that it’s complicated…

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are very common. They are nothing more than enlarged veins. When they occur in the lower legs, they are called varicose veins…

Hepatitis

There are several known viruses that cause hepatitis including hepatitis A, B, C, D or E.…

Hiatal Hernia

Any time an internal body part pushes into an area where it doesn’t belong, it’s called a hernia.…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the intestines that leads to crampy abdominal pain, gassiness, bloating and changes in bowel pattern…

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the most common food intolerance in the world. People who have trouble digesting lactose can learn, by testing themselves, which dairy products…

Peptic Ulcer Disease (Ulcers)

Acid is produced by cells in the stomach. Acid aids in digestion, helps the intestine with digestion and absorption of minerals and helps to kill food borne bacteria…

Reflux Disease

More than 60 million Americans experience heartburn (acid indigestion) at least once a month and more than 15 million Americans experience heartburn symptoms each day.…

Screening for Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of non-skin cancer in both men (after prostate cancer and lung cancer) and women (after breast cancer and lung cancer)…

Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)

Swallowing disorders, also known as dysphagia, have been found to occur in five to 15 percent of the population…

Ulcerative Colitis & Proctitis

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the colon (large intestine). The disease is marked by inflammation and ulceration of the colon lining which makes the colon empty frequently…