Gastroenterologist at Union Square Gastroenterology in New York, NY. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, focusing on the use of endoscopy and colonoscopy to help diagnose gastrointestinal complaints.
GERD , or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is caused when there is a breakdown in the barrier between the esophagus and stomach. This is compounded by an abnormally relaxed sphincter (or valve) in the lower esophagus enabling gastric acid to splash up from the...View full resource stomach (acid reflux) or abnormal acid expulsion from the esophagus itself, along with hiatal hernias. Vitals.com provides a great patient info guide on GE
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disorder of the digestive tract. The swelling from this condition causes pain and diarrhea from frequent emptying. Read more about Crohn's disease in this patient education overview.View full resource
Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. Celiac disease is also referred to as "celiac sprue", "nontropical sprue", and "gluten-sensitive enteropathy". View full resource
In order to diagnose the digestive disorder inflammatory bowel
syndrome, a doctor will examine the symptoms, like diarrhea, abdominal
pain and constipation. He may also order tests, like a colonoscopy or
endoscopy, to screen for other disorders. View full resource
To receive a diagnosis of celiac disease, a patient must visit a doctor
of gastroenterology, like Dr Michael Blechman. This digestive health specialist will check for
gluten intolerance by performing an endoscopy. If celiac is present,
treatment is a strict...View full resource gluten free diet.