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Common GI Conditions

Gastrointestinal Illnesses

Here are some common GI Conditions:

Crohn's Disease

Named after Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, who first described the disease in 1932 along with colleagues Dr. Leon Ginzburg and Dr. Gordon D. Oppenheimer,...Continue reading

Ulcerative Colitis

  If you or someone you love have recently been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, it’s important to begin learning as much as you can...Continue reading

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small...Continue reading

Pancreatitis

Statistics Pancreatitis is an inflammatory condition of the pancreas that is painful and at times deadly. Each year in the U.S., nearly 220,000...Continue reading

Pancreatic Cancer

Statistics It is estimated that in 2007, over 37,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and that over 33,000...Continue reading

Diverticulosis

What is diverticulosis? Diverticulosis is a condition in which there are small pouches or pockets in the wall or lining of any portion of the...Continue reading

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  ​What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease? Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when contents in the stomach flow back into the esophagus. This...Continue reading

Barrett's Esophagus

  What is Barrett's Esophagus? Barrett’s esophagus is a condition in which the lining of the esophagus changes, becoming more...Continue reading

Colon Polyps

What Is a Colon Polyp? Polyps are benign growths (noncancerous tumors or neoplasms)  involving the lining of the bowel. They can occur in...Continue reading

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer (also referred to as colon cancer) is a cancer that develops in the colon or the rectum. These parts of the digestive system are...Continue reading

Hepatitis

“Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights...Continue reading

Cirrhosis

Why is the liver important? The liver is the second largest organ in your body and is located under your rib cage on the right side. It weighs...Continue reading
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