Common Conditions


  • Abnormal Liver Functions

    Frequently, abnormal liver function is discovered during routine blood work and should be followed up on immediately. Many illnesses cause the liver...

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  • Anemia

    Anemia develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells. The hemoglobin in the red blood cells binds oxygen and supplies it to the...

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  • Barrett's Esophagus

    When the tissue lining the esophagus changes to more resemble the type of tissue found in the lining of the small intestine, the diagnosis is...

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  • Celiac Sprue/Gluten intolerance

    Celiac Sprue, more commonly called Celiac Disease, is an autoimmune disorder that prohibits the patient from tolerating gluten. Gluten is found in...

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  • Cirrhosis

    Cirrhosis refers to scarring of the liver that, overtime, will reduce liver function.  That really is a simple explanation for a complex and...

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  • Colitis

    Colitis, the inflammation of the lining of the colon, has numerous causes, including: infection, loss of blood supply to the colon, changes to the...

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  • Colon Polyp/ Colon Cancer

    Polyps are small growths in the lining of the colon. Left unattended, these polyps can become colon cancers.  Colon cancer, when found early, is...

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  • Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis

    Diverticulosis describes a collection of diverticulum in the colon. A diverticulum is a small pocket or pouch that develops in the lining of the...

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  • GERD

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, refers to frequent (more than 2x per week) bouts of heartburn. In a healthy digestive tract, the sphincter,...

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  • Gastritis

    Gastritis is characterized by the inflammation and swelling of the stomach lining.  It can be caused by the overuse of alcohol or some...

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  • Hemorrhoids

    Hemorrhoids are swollen or inflamed veins in the rectum or lower anus region of the body.  Caused by pressure in the region from constipation or...

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  • Hepatitis C

    There are three types of Hepatitis – A, B, and C. Currently, there are vaccines to prevent both A and B, but there is not an available vaccine for...

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  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can be broken down into two disease categories – Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease.  Both Crohn’s Disease...

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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome, (IBS), is a common gastrointestinal problem; affecting about 20% of adults. This chronic disease should not be confused...

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  • Pancreatitis

    Pancreatitis is the result of infection or inflammation of the pancreas. Its own digestive enzymes attacking the pancreas causes damage, this process...

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  • Ulcer

    An ulcer is a small blister-like lesion in the lining of the digestive tract. Most ulcers are found in the upper portion of the small intestine....

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Common Symptoms


  • Abdominal Pain

    Abdominal pain is a symptom of a variety of gastrointestinal issues and diseases, which can make it difficult for your doctor to make an easy...

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  • Constipation

    One of the most common complaints in the world of gastroenterology is constipation. Just about everyone, from babies to the elderly, suffer from...

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  • Diarrhea

    Everyone has occasional diarrhea associated with illness or food borne upsets. There are a smaller number of people who live with chronic diarrhea as...

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  • Gas / Bloating

    Gas and bloating can be an uncomfortable and embarrassing problem. It can also be an important symptom of digestive issues. If you suffer from gas...

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  • Nausea / Vomiting

    Persistent nausea and vomiting are symptoms of a variety of GI issues ranging from the chronic IBS to an acute onset of a more serious issue. If you...

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  • Rectal Bleeding

    If you notice blood in your stool, or on the toilet tissue, you should contact ADH immediately for an appointment. While most patients will be...

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  • Swallowing Problems

    Difficulty in swallowing, on a regular basis, should not be ignored! Occasionally, most people will have an issue with swallowing something while...

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