Related Conditions

The center offers diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract, often incorporating state-of-the-art technologies not widely available.

Achalasia

Achalasia is a rare disorder of the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. It is characterized by enlargement of the...

Barrett esophagus

Barrett esophagus is a condition in which the cells that make up of the tissue of the lower end of the esophagus are abnormal. The esophagus is the...

Bile duct cancer

Extrahepatic bile duct cancer is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the part of the bile duct that is outside the liver.

Bile duct strictures

Bile duct strictures are narrowed areas of the bile ducts that can be either benign or malignant (cancerous). People with bile duct strictures...

Colon polyps

Colon polyps are growths in the colon or rectum. The cause of most colon polyps is not known. A certain type of polyp called an adenomatous polyp...

Colorectal cancer, metastatic or recurrent

Colon and rectal cancers often return months or years after treatment. This is called recurrent cancer. If the original cancer was removed before...

Esophageal cancer

Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the esophagus. The two most common forms of...

Esophageal strictures

Esophageal strictures are narrowed areas of the esophagus that can be due to benign or malignant (cancerous) disease. The primary symptom of...

Gallbladder disease

The gallbladder is a small sac found just under the liver. It stores bile made by the liver. Bile helps you digest fats. Bile moves from the...

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Topic Overview This topic is about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults. For information on reflux in babies and children, see...

Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors

Gastric cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach. The wall of the stomach is made up of three...

Heartburn

Heartburn is a feeling of burning, warmth, heat or pain that often starts in the upper abdomen just beneath the lower breastbone. This discomfort...

Inflammatory-bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a condition that causes ongoing inflammation of the intestines. The condition can affect only the large...

Liver cancer

Adult primary liver cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the liver. Find more information at Providence...

Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the pancreas. The pancreas is a gland about 6 inches...

Pancreatic cystic lesions

Cysts within the pancreas are commonly found during imaging studies with ultrasound, CT or MRI. Most people in whom pancreatic cysts are found do...

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, an organ in your belly that makes the hormones insulin and glucagon. These two hormones control how...

Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction

Ulcers develop when the intestine or stomach's protective layer is broken down, allowing a sore to develop in the stomach lining or upper...

Primary sclerosing cholangitis

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is an inflammatory disease that results in scarring of the bile ducts. It is presumed to be due to a disorder...

Submucosal tumors

Often when people undergo examination of their gastrointestinal tract (with barium studies, CT, endoscopy or colonoscopy), lesions or bumps within...