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A disorder that occurs when the lining of the esophagus becomes damaged because stomach acid is leaking backward. At Baylor Plano, we offer Barrett’s ablation, an advanced treatment that delivers radiofrequency energy to the lining of the esophagus to treat the diseased tissue.
A common condition in which food or liquid moves backward from the stomach to the esophagus shortly after being ingested. This causes irritation to the esophagus and symptoms including heartburn.
Inflammation of the esophagus marks this condition. Patients might experience symptoms such as difficulty swallowing or heartburn.
An erosion in the duodenum, which is the first part of the small intestine. People who have a family history of ulcers or an “O” blood type are at higher risk of developing a duodenal ulcer.
This type of ulcer occurs in the lining of the stomach. For both gastric and duodenal ulcers, the most common symptom is abdominal pain, but small ulcers typically don’t cause symptoms.
At Baylor Plano, we treat various cancers related to the gastrointestinal (GI) system, including cancers of the esophagus, stomach, liver and pancreas.
Small, hard deposits that form inside the gallbladder. Deposits range in size and symptoms vary, but may include abdominal cramping and fever.
Inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV). HBV is spread through body fluids such as blood, semen or vaginal fluids. HCV is most commonly spread through contact with the blood of an infected person.
Conditions in which the gastrointestinal tract (anywhere from the mouth to the rectum) is chronically inflamed. Symptoms, including pain and diarrhea, come and go and may be mild to severe. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are the most common types of IBD.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) causes pain, cramping, changes in bowel movements and other symptoms. The specific symptoms are different for each person and can range from mild to severe.
This type of IBD affects the large intestine and rectum, causing symptoms including abdominal pain and cramping that’s typically relieved by a bowel movement, diarrhea, weight loss or fever.
A form of IBD, that involves chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, Crohn’s can cause abdominal cramping, gas, fever, fatigue and persistent, watery diarrhea.
A condition in which small, abnormal pouches — called diverticulum — in the lining of the colon become inflamed. The condition of having these pouches is called diverticulosis.
Almost all cases of colorectal cancer begin as benign, or noncancerous, polyps. Colorectal polyps can be detected in a rectal exam or a test like a colonoscopy. Polyps are usually removed during a colonoscopy, because they could develop into cancer over time.
Pain that occurs anywhere from your chest to groin. Many conditions cause abdominal pain. Professional medical help is necessary to discover the cause.
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