GI Diseases

At Gastroenterology Consultants we are dedicated to providing each patient with the individualized attention that you deserve. We provide each patient with state-of-the-art treatment methods that will help relieve the ailments and symptoms that you are experiencing. There are many different diseases and conditions that affect the overall health of the digestive system. The gastrointestinal tract is made up of the stomach and intestine and is often used to refer to all entities involved in the digestive tract from the mouth to anus.

Ascites

This condition is characterized by a buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity, specifically within the peritoneal cavity that is located within the abdomen and the abdominal organs. A few of the most common signs of Ascites include swelling in the abdomen and the ankles, an increase in weight gain and also shortness of breath. Read More…

Barrett’s Esophagus

This is a precancerous condition that is characterized by the development of squamous cells that line the esophagus. Barrett’s Esophagus is often the result of frequent manipulation and abuse to the esophageal lining, such as from chronic acid reflux or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). If left untreated, Barrett’s Esophagus could lead to esophageal cancer. Read More…

Chronic Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne infection often caused by a virus. This condition largely affects the liver, and is a very common infection among adults in the United States. Many patients that contract the disease do so through contact with infected blood via drug use, tattoos and sexual contact. Read More…

Colon Cancer

Cancer of the colon develops by the formation of malignant cancer cells within the large intestine. In many situations colon cancer is prompted by the development of polyps, noncancerous abnormalities that appear in the lining of the colon. Read More…

Constipation

This is a common condition characterized by infrequent bowel movements that are difficult to pass. Constipation is often brought on by a number of lifestyle factors, including diet, stress, and pregnancy in addition to other influences. Often, constipation acts as a symptom of a larger and more serious condition. Read More…

Diarrhea

Like constipation, diarrhea is also a condition that affects the integrity of bowel movements, but instead of causing difficulty diarrhea prompts watery and loose stools that are often uncontrollable. Diarrhea is a common experience among many people, and should only be considered a concern when it is frequent and long lasting, as it may indicate a more serious condition. Read More…

Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

Small pouches called diverticula often develop within the walls of the colon, and occasionally cause pain by protruding from weak spots in the tissue that are present in the lining of the colon walls. The presence of diverticula in the colon walls is a condition known as Diverticulosis. When these diverticula become inflamed the condition often becomes much more painful and is known as Diverticulitis. Read More…

Esophageal Cancer

This is a condition in which cancer affects the lining of the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. Cancer develops in either the upper or lower portions of the esophagus, and often occurs as a result of frequent disturbance to the esophagus by acid reflux. Read More…

Esophagitis

This is a condition that is defined by the swelling, irritation and inflammation of the esophagus, often as a result of frequent acid reflux or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Esophagitis is often a very painful condition that causes extreme difficulty swallowing in addition to chest pain. Read More…

Gastritis

Gastritis is a condition that is marked by swelling and inflammation in the lining of the esophagus. Gastritis often occurs as a symptom of other gastrointestinal diseases, but if it is left untreated it could lead to the development of serious ailments such as stomach cancer. Read More…

GERD

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD is a condition that involves frequent acid reflux and heartburn. GERD is a chronic condition that causes many patients lingering pain and discomfort for a long period of time. As a result, the acid reflux caused by GERD generally leads to the manipulation of the lining of the esophagus and can lead to the development of more serious conditions such as Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer. Read More…

Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Heartburn and Acid Reflux are common symptoms of other gastrointestinal diseases, such as GERD, but also frequently occur on their own unrelated to larger conditions. When heartburn and acid reflux become frequent or chronic then they may be an indication of a more serious disease. Read More…

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins and clusters of tissues that develop in the anus and lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids develop inside of the lower rectum and are often less painful than external hemorrhoids, which develop underneath the skin surrounding the anus. Read More…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a disorder that affects the function of the colon by interfering with digestion by preventing the bowel from properly advancing a stool. The symptoms of IBS range widely based upon the severity of the condition in each particular patient, and the syndrome itself ranges from a mild to severe appearance. Read More…

Ulcerative Colitis

This condition is a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD that is characterized largely by diarrhea and abdominal pain. Many patients that suffer from Ulcerative Colitis experience severe and debilitating pain that may lead to life threatening complications if left untreated. Read More…

 

GI Consultants is accredited by the following: Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership, Screen for Life, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc., Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, American College of Physicians - Internal Medicine, and is Board Certified by the American College of Gastroenterology.