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Barrett’s Esophagus

Barrett's esophagus is the abnormal growth of intestinal-type cells into the esophagus. This is caused by Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). If GERD (also called heartburn) is untreated, the constant acid irritation to the lining of the esophagus can cause Barrett's Esophagus. Read more >>

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic digestive disease that creates inflammation or irritation in the small intestine, which causes difficulties with absorbing nutrients from food. Inflammation in the bowel occurs when a patient with CD eats food that contain gluten. Gluten is a type of protein found in some grains. Read more >>

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic Esophagitis is an inflammation of the esophagus. It’s a common cause of difficulty swallowing, heartburn that does not respond to conventional therapy with antacids, or food lodging in the esophagus. Read more >>

Gastritis

Gastritis is a general term for several different conditions involving inflammation of the stomach lining. Gastritis can be caused by drinking too much alcohol, prolonged use of aspirin or ibuprofen, bacterial infection, and many other conditions. The most common symptoms are abdominal upset or pain. Read more >>

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when the stomach contents reflux, or back up, into the esophagus and/or mouth. This is normal on occasion for all healthy people. However, individuals with GERD experience symptoms as a result of this reflux such as heartburn, vomiting, or pain with swallowing. Read more >>

H-pylori

Helicobacter Pylori (H-pylori) is a bacterium that can cause infection of the stomach. This infection can contribute to the development of diseases such as dyspepsia (heartburn, bloating and nausea), gastritis (inflammation of the stomach), and ulcers in the stomach and duodenum. Read more >>

Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia is caused by an enlargement of the hiatus, a small hole in the left diaphragm through which the esophagus carries food to the stomach. Normally the hiatus is small and fits snugly around the esophagus. When the hiatus weakens or enlarges, a portion of the stomach herniates, or moves up, into the chest cavity. Read more >>