The U.S. National Library of Medicine defines digestive conditions as disorders of the digestive tract, which is sometimes called the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The digestive tract is composed of the esophagus, stomach, large & small intestines, liver, pancreas and gallbladder.
Common digestive conditions include colon cancer, GERD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), anal fissures, Celiac and Crohn’s Disease. Dr. Yepuri will provide additional detail on some of these conditions that you can read by clicking on the links below.
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Do you have acid reflux or heartburn? These symptoms and others can be common indicators of GERD
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Do you have bloating, abdominal pain and/or constipation? These could be symptoms of IBS.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
This disease damages the digestive tract and may cause severe symptoms due to inflammation.
Digestive Conditions – Early Detection is Critical to Treatment
Many of these digestive conditions can be prevented or treated more effectively when identified in their early stages. It’s important to communicate digestive symptoms like change in bowel habits, stomach discomfort, bloating, cramps, nausea, reflux or difficulty swallowing to your doctor. After an examination, your doctor can determine if additional testing is necessary to rule out a more serious medical issue.
Some digestive conditions like colon cancer have mandated screening guidelines as a preventative health maintenance role, which when followed can greatly reduce the possibility of colon cancer. Through patient education and awareness, we are hoping to greatly reduce the incidence of colon cancer with colonoscopy in the Fort Worth, TX area.
How are Digestive Conditions Diagnosed and Treated?
Our highly-specialized, trained and caring staff provides every available option for detecting and treating digestive issues. Dr. Yepuri and his staff employ state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, tests and treatments for a variety of gastroenterological illnesses and diseases such as colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux, Crohn’s Disease and more.
Many diagnostic tests, screenings, treatments and procedures are performed in one facility, eliminating the need for multiple appointments and travel. If you want or need to visit a gastroenterologist in Fort Worth, Hurst, Euless, Bedford TX or elsewhere, you should contact our Gastroenterology Clinic today. We provide the care, convenience and technology you deserve, including amenities like our Remicade® infusion center, same- day operative reports, and early morning and lunchtime appointments.
We accept Medicare and all major credit cards. We will work with your insurance carrier to verify insurance, gain any necessary pre-certification, and to process claims.
To learn more about when to see a digestive health specialist, I encourage you to read my article on the most common reasons to see a gastroenterologist.