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Common GI Conditions

Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders represent a wide range of medical conditions encompassing a variety of symptoms and severity. GI problems can cause discomfort, pain, rectal bleeding, fatigue, difficulty in swallowing, constipation, diarrhea, or a bloated feeling, and may present serious long-term health risks. With some 70 million Americans affected, these conditions are among today’s most widespread medical problems. Here at Putnam Gastroenterology, we evaluate, diagnose and treat the complete spectrum of GI disorders, including diverticulosis, Barrett’s esophagus, heartburn, acid reflux, swallowing disorders, peptic ulcer disease, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Ulcerative colitis/ Crohn’s disease), hemorrhoids, celiac/gluten-sensitivity, and irritable bowel syndrome. We also provide expert treatment for multiple liver diseases, including hepatitis B and C.

State-of-the-art Diagnosis and Treatment of All GI Disorders

Conditions of the upper GI tract (comprised of the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine) and the lower GI tract (the large intestine and the rectum) may exhibit similar symptoms. Heartburn, abdominal pain and rectal bleeding can be caused by a number of different GI disorders. This has traditionally made it difficult to diagnose and properly treat these conditions. But today, using our advanced endoscopic tools and procedures enable us to quickly evaluate and determine the source of GI problems, and to begin effective treatment. The endoscope an colonoscope are narrow, flexible tubes, which allows painless examination and treatment of the entire digestive tract.

 

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