Acid reflux or heartburn is when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close completely, allowing stomach acid to flow back up the esophagus.
Anal fissures are any rips, tears, or cuts in the fragile tissue that surrounds the anus and they can cause pain, discomfort, and blood in the stool.
Anemia happens when there is not enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen around the body, and a common cause of anemia is iron deficiency.
Barrett's esophagus is a complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) where the esophageal tissues change to match intestinal tissue.
A biliary obstruction happens when one or more of the bile ducts gets blocked. Symptoms include jaundice, stomach pain, dark urine, and pale stools.
C. Difficile Colitis
C. difficile colitis is a condition that causes swelling and inflammation in the large intestine caused by the bacterium clostridioides difficile.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where ingesting gluten (a protein found in grains like wheat and rye) causes damage to the small intestines.
Colitis refers to conditions that cause swelling along the inner wall of the colon, which may be caused by a number of underlying GI problems.
Colon and rectal cancer occur when tumorous growths evolve in the colon. Colon cancer can be detected and even prevented with routine colonoscopies.
Colon and rectal polyps, often called colorectal polyps, are small growths found in the colon and rectum. Some of these can develop into cancer later.
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes painful swelling of the digestive tract, and leads to symptoms like weight loss.
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
Cyclic vomiting syndrome, or CVS, is a condition with no known cause resulting in severe nausea and sudden, repeated vomiting attacks, or episodes.
Our board-certified gastroenterologists treat numerous disorders that affect the GI tract including constipation, hemorrhoids, ulcers, and GERD.
Diseases of the Liver
There are a variety of different diseases that affect the liver, and symptoms that something is wrong include jaundice and changes in stool color.
Diseases of the Gallbladder
The gallbladder is an organ that stores and releases bile, and diseases that can impact its function include cholecystitis and gallstones.
Diseases of the Pancreas
Conditions that can hinder the pancreas include acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, hereditary pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer.
Diverticulitis is a possible complication of diverticulosis where infection or inflammation occurs in pockets in the outer lining of the intestine.
Diverticulosis is where small pouches of your intestine bulge outward through the outer lining of the colon. This condition can be benign.
Dysphagia is a condition in which a person has difficulty or inability to swallow food or liquids due to internal structural issues or muscle spasms.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a disease of the esophagus that can cause inflammation, difficulty swallowing, acid reflux, and upper stomach pain.
Esophageal Motility Disorder
Esophageal Motility Disorder is a condition where the muscles in the esophagus fail to contract keeping foods and liquids from being transported.
Esophagitis is the generalized inflammation or irritation of the esophagus, the pipe used for transporting food from the mouth to the stomach.
Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease (FLD) is a condition where fat bunches up in the liver cells, causing liver inflammation that can then lead to liver failure.
A fistula is an irregular connection, or tunnel, between two hollow organs in the body that may be medically induced or created by disease or injury.
Food intolerance is referred to as difficulty in consuming certain types of food and can cause symptoms like bloating, tiredness, and vomiting.
Gallstones are hardened pieces of material that develop in the gallbladder and can lead to sudden pain and complications if they block the bile ducts.
A gastroenterology diet is typically recommended under the supervision of a GI doctor to help diagnose or treat various gastrointestinal ailments.
The gallbladder stores and regulates bile. Gallbladder disease is described as the issues and diseases that negatively affect the gallbladder.
Gastritis is the swelling, irritation, or erosion of the protective lining of the stomach, and can increase your chances of other GI conditions.
Gastroparesis occurs because of decreased motility in the digestive system, meaning that gastric emptying is delayed and food is digested slowly.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD is when a person frequently experiences acid reflux or heartburn, leading to complications with the esophagus.
Hemochromatosis is a disorder in which an excess of iron builds up in the body, which can damage major organs like the liver, heart, and pancreas.
Hemorrhoids, also called piles, are swollen veins in the lower anus or rectum. Possible treatments in Phoenix, AZ include hemorrhoid banding.
Hepatitis (the most common forms being hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C) is a viral infection that causes inflammation in the liver.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that can cause stomach ulcers if an active infection is present. It can come from unclean water or food.
Hiatal hernia is a condition where a portion of the stomach pushes through a small hole in your diaphragm, causing acid buildup and heartburn.
Ileitis is an ailment signified by irritation or swelling in the ileum, the last portion of the small bowel where it connects to the large intestine.
An impacted bowel happens when hardened stool hinders movement in your intestines, causing the inability to have a bowel movement or pass gas.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a category of diseases that causes swelling in your GI tract, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition that involves lasting symptoms of constipation, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, and nausea.
Jaundice is characterized by the yellowing of the skin and the white regions of the eyes; this is caused by an accumulation of bilirubin in the body.
Lactose intolerance is when the body is not producing enough lactase to break down lactose, causing a variety of symptoms when dairy is consumed.
Liver cirrhosis is a medical condition where the liver becomes inflamed and scarred which can cause severe damage if not treated.
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a variation of fatty liver disease (excessive fat in the liver) that is not connected to heavy alcohol use.
Pancreatitis is when the pancreas, which excretes potent digestive enzymes into the small intestine, becomes inflamed and does not function well.
Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop in the stomach (gastric) or small intestine (duodenal) that can cause pain, bleeding, and discomfort.
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
PBC is a rare chronic liver condition that affects the body's ability to process fat and impurities; PBC should be diagnosed as soon as possible.
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) irritates, damages, and constricts the bile ducts inside and outside the liver, sometimes leading to cirrhosis.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation in the colon's inner lining, leading to GI issues.