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Gastrointestinal Diseases and Conditions

​​​​​At Digestive & Liver Disease Consultants, PA, we offer comprehensive care for an extensive range of gastrointestinal problems ‒ from the simple to the complex.
Our board-certified gastroenterologists provide patients with comprehensive screening, diagnosis, and treatment plans with access to advanced procedures and innovative technology.

We work in close collaboration with a myriad of specialties including radiology, pathology, surgery, oncology and psychiatry, and behavioral services to ensure you receive personalized multidisciplinary care. 

 

In the event you need additional expertise or specialty care that we do not offer, such as liver transplantation, we also maintain an extensive network of trusted external referral partners that meet Digestive & Liver Disease Consultant’s stringent patient safety and quality care standards.

We work very closely with our Liver Transplant colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine and the Methodist Hospital.  We also work closely with cancer specialists at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Gastrointestinal diseases and conditions we specialize in include but are not limited to:

COLORECTAL CANCER

COLORECTAL CANCER

 

Are you at risk for Colorectal Cancer  (Cancer of the Colon & Rectum) ?

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IBS - IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

IBS - IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that interferes with the normal functions of the large intestine (colon). It is characterized by a group of symptoms crampy abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. One in five Americans has IBS, making it one of the most common disorders diagnosed by doctors.

 

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CROHN'S DISEASE

CROHN'S DISEASE

 

Crohn's disease causes inflammation in the small intestine. Crohn's disease usually occurs in the lower part of the small intestine, called the ileum, but it can affect any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. The inflammation extends deep into the lining of the affected organ.

 

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LIVER DISEASES

LIVER DISEASES

 

The liver is your largest internal organ. About the size of a football, it's located mainly in the upper right portion of your abdomen, beneath the diaphragm and above your stomach, but a small portion extends into the upper left quadrant. Parasites and viruses can infect the liver, causing inflammation. Subsequently, this can lead to a reduction or disruption of liver function. The viruses that cause liver damage can be spread by blood or semen, contaminated food or water, or close contact with a person who is infected.

 

 

 

 

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GERD - GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE

GERD - GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE

 

Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly, and stomach contents splash back, or reflux, into the esophagus. The LES is a ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus that acts like a camera shutter between the esophagus and stomach.

 

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WOMEN'S GI

WOMEN'S GI

 

Women are twice as likely to develop gallstones as men because of the effects of estrogen and progesterone. Gallbladder emptying may be slowed by progesterone, a normal hormone secreted during the second half of the menstrual cycle and during pregnancy. Estrogen and progesterone affect the handling of cholesterol in the body. Because of the slowed emptying of the gallbladder as well as an increase of cholesterol in the gallbladder, there is a greater chance for the development of gallstones.

 

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