Upper GI Tract

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  • Barrett’s Esophagus
    Barrett’s esophagus is a condition where the tissue lining the esophagus is replaced by tissue similar to the lining of the intestine. Read more…
  • Celiac Disease
    Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine. It also interferes with the absorption of nutrients from some foods. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, rye, and barley. Read more…
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis 
    Esophagitis (EoE) is an allergic condition that causes inflammation in the esophagus. People with EoE have a larger number of eosinophils in their esophagus. Read more…
  • Esophagistis & Stricture
    Esophagitis is a term for any inflammation, irritation, or swelling of the esophagus. Esophagitis is frequently caused by the backflow of acid-containing fluid from the stomach. Read more…
  • Gallstones
    Gallstones are small, pebble-like substances that develop in the gallbladder. They form when liquid that has been stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material. Read more…
  • Gas
    Gas is usually eliminated by burping or passing it through the rectum. Many people think they have too much gas when they really have normal amounts. Most produce about 1 to 4 pints a day and pass gas about 14 times a day. Read more…
  • Gastritis
    Gastritis is a condition in which the stomach lining is inflamed. When the stomach lining is inflamed, it produces less acid, enzymes, and mucus. Read more…
  • Gastroparesis
    Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Gastroparesis occurs when the vagus nerve is damaged and the muscles of the stomach and intestines do not work normally. Read more…
  • GERD
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more serious form of gastroesophageal reflux (GER). GER occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opens spontaneously, for different periods of time, or does not close properly and stomach contents rise up into the esophagus. Read more…
  • Heartburn & Acid Reflux
    Heartburn is a painful burning sensation in your chest or throat. It happens when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus. Read more…
  • H. Pylori
    H. pylori is a type of bacteria that may cause infection. Symptoms usually do not occur until adulthood, although most people never have any. H. pylori causes more than half of peptic ulcers worldwide. Read more…
  • Hiatus Hernia
    A hiatal hernia occurs when part of your stomach pushes upward through your diaphragm. Most cases, a hiatal hernia doesn’t cause problems, but a large hiatal hernia can allow food and acid to back up into your esophagus, leading to heartburn. Read more…
  • Lactose Intolerance
    Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and milk products. Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme lactase, which is produced by the cells lining the small intestine. Read more…
  • Pancreatic Disease
    The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach which produces juices that help break down food and hormones and help control blood sugar levels. Problems with the pancreas can lead to many health problems. Read more…
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
    A peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of the stomach or duodenum, the beginning of the small intestine. A peptic ulcer in the stomach is called a gastric ulcer. One that occurs in the duodenum is called a duodenal ulcer. Read more…