Millions of Americans are affected by digestive disorders and diseases. We are here to help in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the digestive system, to help you enjoy better digestive health.
Digestive discomforts like heartburn, stomach upset, acid reflux and painful gas could be symptoms of serious medical problems. If you have questions about your digestive health, but aren’t quite sure where to begin, start with a digestive health assessment and learn more about conditions you may have.
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Introduction – The Digestive System
Do you suffer from frequent heartburn after eating?
Do you have sharp pain in your upper right or center abdomen?
Do you have upper abdominal pain?
Do you feel bloated, have diarrhea or constipation?
Complaints related to the digestive tract are some of the most common reasons many people take over-the-counter medications. But a quick fix doesn't always work and might not be the best solution for what ails you.
Gastroenterologists, or "GIs," are medical specialists with extensive training in diseases of the digestive tract. Gastroenterologists perform a colonoscopy to screen for, and hopefully prevent, the development of colon cancer by removing pre-malignant polyps. The physicians at the St. Francis Center for Digestive Disorders treat many other conditions such as liver disease, esophageal reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers.