GI Conditions

Symptoms, Conditions & Procedures

GI Conditions

Acid Reflux

Acid reflux or heartburn is where stomach acid passes up through the lower esophageal sphincter and into the esophagus, creating a burning sensation.

Anal Fissure

An anal fissure is a tear or cut in the tissue around the anus. These can cause a burning sensation and blood in the stool is a common problem.

Anemia/Iron Deficiency

Anemia develops when there are not enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen through the body, and can often result because of iron deficiency.

Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's esophagus is an issue connected with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) when esophageal tissue changes to look like intestinal tissue.

Biliary Obstruction

A biliary obstruction happens when one of the ducts that carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder becomes blocked, commonly caused by gallstones.

C. Difficile Colitis

C. difficile colitis is an inflammatory ailment in the large intestine caused by the Clostridioides difficile germ. It is treatable but can be severe.

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an immune condition that can damage the small intestine. It is caused by intolerance to the protein gluten, found in many grains.


Colitis is a condition that refers to the generalized swelling of the intestinal tract causing discomfort, fatigue, atypical bowel habits, and more.

Colorectal Polyps

Colorectal polyps are growths that are found in the colon and rectum. While typically benign, they can occasionally develop into colorectal cancer.

Colon Cancer

Colon (or colorectal) cancer often begins as benign polyps in the colon or rectum. Early removal of these polyps can help prevent cancer progression.

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease where there is inflammation in the digestive tract causing pain, diarrhea, fatigue, and weight loss.

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)

CVS is a condition that presents as cycles of vomiting where one may vomit anywhere between six and twenty times; CVS can be managed by a GI provider.


Diverticulitis is the inflammation or infection of small pouches in the digestive tract. It often results in nausea, abdominal pain, and bowel issues.


Diverticulosis happens when small pouches develop in the intestinal tract. It often presents without symptoms and is common in older individuals.


Dysphagia refers to difficulty swallowing food and symptoms can include pain when swallowing or the sensation something is caught in the throat.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

EoE is the inflammation of the esophagus due to a build-up of eosinophils, often resulting in esophagitis. Symptoms can be managed with treatment.

Esophageal Motility Disorder

Esophageal motility disorder occurs when the musculature of the esophagus does not contract, making it difficult to move sustenance into your stomach.


Esophagitis is described as the inflammation of your esophagus and is usually a sign of an underlying GI condition. See a GI provider for treatment.

Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease is a condition where fat builds up in the liver cells, causing liver inflammation and sometimes life-threatening liver cirrhosis.


A fistula is described as an irregular opening between two organs, often accompanied by symptoms like discomfort, dehydration, diarrhea, and vomiting.

Food Intolerance

Food intolerances differ from food allergies, as they do not cause an immune response; our providers will work with you to find your triggering foods.

Gallbladder Disease

Gallbladder disease describes multiple conditions and problems that can negatively affect the gallbladder; symptoms can be managed by a GI provider.


Gastritis is the swelling, erosion, or irritation of the lining that protects the stomach; it can develop quickly or over long periods of time.


Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD is characterized by frequent acid reflux. Treatment for GERD may include surgical intervention.

Helicobacter Pylori

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a stomach bacteria that can sometimes cause ulcers, stomach pain, and gastric cancer when an infection is present.


Hemorrhoids (also called piles) are inflamed veins in the anus or rectum. While a common occurrence, they can cause significant pain and discomfort.


Hepatitis is a group of conditions that cause inflammation in the liver, the most common types being hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.

Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal hernias are fairly common in the United States and occur when the upper portion of your stomach pushes up into the hiatus and diaphragm.


Ileitis is the swelling or discomfort in the ileum and causes symptoms that can include diarrhea and cramping; see a GI provider for treatment.

Impacted Bowel

An impacted bowel occurs when a hardened stool blocks your bowels in your intestine. It can lead to more severe GI symptoms if it is not addressed.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of diseases that cause irritation and swelling in the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be treated with lifestyle modifications and medications that help alleviate distressing symptoms.


Jaundice typically develops in adults due to an underlying cause, presenting as a yellow tint in the whites of the eyes and the skin.

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is a common condition that makes it hard for the body to digest milk sugars, causing abdominal discomfort and other symptoms.

Liver Cirrhosis

Liver cirrhosis occurs when the liver becomes inflamed and scarred from alcoholism or late-stage liver disease, reducing function or causing death.

Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the buildup of fat in the liver accompanied by inflammation. This condition can lead to liver cirrhosis.


Pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas, a large gland that helps facilitate digestion, becomes inflamed and swollen, which inhibits its function.

Peptic Ulcers

Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop in the stomach or small intestines that can cause pain, bleeding, nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms.

Primary Biliary Cholangitis

Primary biliary cholangitis is a rare chronic liver condition causing damage to the bile ducts which can lead to cirrhosis of the liver.

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Primary sclerosing cholangitis affects the bile ducts inside and outside the liver, causing irritation, damage, and possibly cirrhosis.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the colon. Symptoms can be managed with lifestyle modifications and medications.