Barrett's occurs when the esophagus has had repeated exposure to stomach acid, usually as a result of GERD.
Celiac disease is triggered by consuming gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. When people with celiac disease eat foods containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging the finger-like villi of the small intestine. When the villi become damaged, the body is unable to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream, which can lead to malnourishment.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal Cancer Screening is performed to detect and remove polyps. Some polyps are precancerous and are called adenomas; high quality colonoscopies detect and remove more polyps. Our adenoma detection rate (ADR) is 45%, which is well above the national average of 15% for women and 25% for men.
GERD (gastroesphogeal reflux disease)/Heartburn
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, stomach content, flows back into the esophagus, irritating its lining.
All forms of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.
Can cause bleeding, pressure, itching, leaking, prolapse, feelings of incomplete evacuation.
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes damage to the liver. It can be very serious.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of the digestive or gastrointestinal tract. It can affect any part of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus.
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease distinguished by inflammation of the large intestine. The innermost lining of the large intestine becomes inflamed, and ulcers may form on the surface.
The liver is responsible for many critical functions within the body, and injury or loss to any of its functions can cause significant damage. Liver disease is a broad term for any disturbance of liver function that causes illness.