ACID REFLUX – is a condition where stomach acids rise up into the esophagus, often resulting in heartburn.
BARRETT'S ESOPHAGUS - is a condition in which normal cells that line the esophagus is damaged by stomach acid and is then replaced by cells that are similar to the lining of your stomach. These cells are called “specialized columnar cells.” There is an increased risk for esophageal cancer if you have Barrett's Esophagus.
COLITIS – is the inflammation of the lining of the large intestine.
CONSTIPATION – is a condition in which there is difficulty in emptying the bowels, bowel movements are infrequent, fewer than three movements a week, or when stool is difficult to pass. Incomplete evacuation and hardened feces are also described in constipation.
ESOPHAGEAL CANCER - is cancer that develops in the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach.
GASTRIC BYPASS - weight regain after gastric bypass surgery for obesity.
GASTRITIS – is the inflammation and swelling of the lining of the stomach.
GASTROPARESIS - is a stomach disorder in which the stomach takes too long in emptying its contents.
GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) – this condition where stomach acid rises up into esophagus causing irritation, heartburn and a number of other symptoms.
HEARTBURN – although often used interchangeably with acid reflux is actually the burning warm sensation felt in the chest, under the breast bone, that often moves up into the neck and throat experienced when acid reflux occurs.
HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH) - is an oral health condition characterized by consistently odorous breath.
HELICOBACTER PYLORI (H. pylori) – is a spiral-shaped bacteria commonly found in the stomach. It can be acquired from contaminated food and water or through person-to-person contact. Common symptoms are gastritis, stomach ulcers and increased production of stomach acid. H. Pylori can be treated with antibiotics.
HEMORRHOIDS – swollen and sometimes painful group of blood vessels in the lower region of the rectum or anus.
HIATAL HERNIA - occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes up into the chest through a small opening in the diaphragm, the muscle that separates the stomach from the chest.
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS) – is a chronic disorder that occurs from a group of symptoms rather than a disease. These symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea. Symptoms improve when diet, lifestyle and stress are managed properly.
LACTOSE INTOLERANCE – is a disorder where the body cannot easily digest lactose; the sugar found in milk and other dairy products. This occurs when the body doesn’t make enough of the enzyme called lactase, which the body needs to break down the lactose.
STOMACH AND DUODENAL ULCERS (PEPTIC ULCERS) - this is an open sore, or lesion, usually found on the skin or mucous membrane areas of the body.
STOMACH CANCER – is also known as gastric cancer, this is a type of cancer that starts in any part of the stomach.
STOMAL REVISION - endoscopic suturing for revising the gastric bypass connections to the stomach and small intestine that become widened thereby resulting in weight regain after gastric bypass surgery for obesity.