Patient Education

We want to help you make the best decisions for your health, so we developed educational resources for a variety of digestive conditions, treatment options, and nutrition plans.

Diarrhea

Everyone has diarrhea at one time or another and everyone has their own idea of exactly what diarrhea is. Is it one liquid stool each day? Is it several soft, semiformed stools each day? Or is it frequent, watery stools… Read more

Diverticulosis & Diverticulitis

To understand diverticulosis, it is helpful to know about the anatomy and function of the intestine. The small intestine is the long, thin segment of bowel that begins at the stomach and ends at the large intestine or colon. The… Read more

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic Esophagitis is a mouthful of a word. It is a condition that we are seeing more and more frequently. It is a common cause of difficulty swallowing, as well as heartburn that does not respond to conventional therapy.  Eosinophilic… Read more

Esophagitis and Stricture

The esophagus is the food tube, or gullet, that carries food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach. The stomach churns the food and secretes a strong acid that aids in digestion. A specialized muscle, known as the lower… Read more

Fatty Liver

The liver is the largest organ in the body. It is found high in the right upper abdomen, behind the ribs. It is a very complex organ and has many functions. They include: Storing energy in the form of sugar… Read more

Fodmap Diet

One of the most common symptoms of IBS is that of abdominal bloating and distention. Distention of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract can cause abdominal pain, especially in IBS patients who already suffer... Read more

Full liquid Diet

The full liquid diet is often used as a step between a clear liquid diet and a regular diet, for example, after surgery or fasting. It may also be used after certain procedures, such as jaw wiring. This diet may… Read more

Gallstones

To understand the nature of gallstones, it is helpful to first look at the anatomy of the gallbladder and bile ducts. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that rests under the liver in the right upper abdomen. The liver produces… Read more

Gas

Everyone comments sometimes on the digestive problem of gas. When people complain of gas, they usually mean one or more of the following: Frequent belching of air from the stomach Bloating of the abdomen after eating Frequent passing of gas… Read more

Gastritis

The stomach, as everyone knows from watching TV ads, is J-shaped and collects swallowed food and liquid. It then methodically grinds the food into small pieces and squirts it out in tiny jets of fluid into the duodenum which is… Read more
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