Conditions and

Diseases

Our specially trained gastroenterologists can help you understand your symptoms and how they can relate to your overall well-being. Let's work together to get to the bottom of your symptoms.

We have provided some general GI related conditions and terms for educational purposes only. Many symptoms are interrelated and GI illnesses can be difficult to diagnose, if symptoms persist please make an appointment. 

Abdominal Pain

Patients often have difficulty describing abdominal pain. It can seem vague and hard to define. Everyone has occasional abdominal pain caused by gas, ...

Acid Reflux

You may have heard the term acid reflux from your doctor or on television commercials. Simply put, acid reflux occurs when the sphincter muscle locate...

Barrett's Esophagus

Over time, chronic acid reflux can cause permanent damage to the esophagus. Blisters, ulcerations, and scarring can result in cellular changes. These ...

Biliary Obstruction

The biliary system of the body is an intricate webbing of small ducts that connect various organs. The bile ducts run from the liver and the gallbladd...

Bleeding or Blood in the Stool

Bleeding from any location along the gastrointestinal tract should be treated by your TDDC physician. Causes can range from tiny fissures (tears) and ...

Bloating

You know the feeling when suddenly your pants don't fit! The bloat hits with a sudden, uncomfortable, vengeance. The majority of bloating complaints c...

Colon Cancer & Polyps

Polyps are small growths on the lining of the colon. During a colonoscopy your doctor will look for polyps and remove them. While most polyps are harm...

Celiac Sprue

Celiac Sprue, or celiac disease, is an autoimmune disease of the digestive tract which affects nutrient absorption in the small intestine. A patient w...

Colitis

Colitis is an inflammatory response in the colon, caused by an infection, use of some medications, allergic reactions, or an autoimmune reaction. It ...

Constipation

Everyone experiences occasional constipation, or dry and hard stools that are difficult to pass, but chronic constipation should not be ignored. Make ...

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease is part of the family of illnesses known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD. IBD should not be confused with the less serious diagno...

Diarrhea

No one likes to talk about it, but everyone has it on occasion. Diarrhea refers to either the increase in the number of bowel movements in a day or th...

Diseases of the Gallbladder

There are several common diseases of the gallbladder which can be treated by your TDDC physician. Gallstones - small, hardened deposits that form i...

Diseases of the Liver

Some conditions of the liver treated by your gastroenterologist include: Alcoholic Liver Disease - CirrhosisNon-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Liver...

Diseases of the Pancreas

Conditions of the Pancreas treated by your TDDC gastroenterologist include: Acute Pancreatitis - inflammation of the pancreas that appears with a s...

Diverticular Disease

Diverticular disease describes small pouches that form in the wall of the intestine. They are quite common as we age, and typically a patient can live...

Encopresis

Encopresis is the leaking of stool without knowledge of the person. It is most common in children and the elderly, and is caused by unrecognized and u...

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic esophagitis, or allergic esophagitis, is caused by a certain type of white blood cell, eosinophils, typically associated with allergies. ...

Gastritis

Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach. There are a variety of causes including infection, drinking too much alcohol, and the overuse of NSAIDs (...

GERD

GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, is simply chronic acid reflux. Patients who experience reflux more than twice per week - every week - are diagn...

H. Pylori

H. Pylori is a spiral shaped bacterium found in the majority of peptic ulcers. The discovery of this bacteria transformed the treatment of ulcers. If ...

Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia occurs when your stomach pushes up through a hole in your diaphragm into your esophagus. Small hernias normally go unnoticed, but lar...

Hemorrhoids

When veins in your anus and lower rectum are under pressure they become inflamed and swollen. The result is known as hemorrhoids. The most common ca...

Hepatitis

There are many different types of hepatitis. The most common types, identified alphabetically as A, B, and C are all viruses that can cause liver dama...

IBD - Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease is also referred to as IBD. It is a chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive system. There are two types: Crohn’s dise...

IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Many people deal with the symptoms of IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, daily. They suffer without seeking the help of a gastroenterologist because th...

Iron Deficiency Anemia

Low levels of iron cause the cells in your body to not carry enough needed oxygen throughout your body. This can cause extreme fatigue, hair loss, diz...

Inflammatory Disease

Some autoimmune diseases have their root in inflammation. Many common autoimmune inflammatory diseases are now treated with infusion therapy. TDDC has...

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose is a sugar molecule found in milk and other milk products including yogurt and ice cream. In a healthy digestive system, your body produces an...

NAFLD - Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

NASH or Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is also characterized by the build-up of fat in the liver that is accompanied by inflammation. Often found in p...

Peptic Ulcers

Ulcers, which are open sores by definition, can occur in the lining anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract. Ulcers are not normally dangerous, but ...

Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)

Primary Biliary Cholangitis, PBC, is a long term and serious disease of the liver. Because of the serious nature of PBC, you should work closely with ...

PSC

In the early stages, PSC may cause no real significant symptoms and is often diagnosed while doctors are investigating something else. When symptoms d...

Total Parenteral Nutrition

Total parenteral nutrition, or TPN, is a method of delivering nutrients while bypassing the gi tract. TPN is offered in our Infusion Centers. Conve...

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the outermost lining of the colon and rectum. Symptoms include bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, and crampin...