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Stomach Disorders

Most people at one time or another have a problem with their stomach: indigestion and bloating are common complaints. Many times, stomach problems can be alleviated with over-the-counter medications and lifestyle changes. Others require medical attention.

Common stomach disorders may include:

  • A bacterial infection in the stomach caused by H. Pylori
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Motility disorders including >gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying) and rapid gastric emptying (dumping syndrome)
  • Functional dyspepsia
  • Gastritis

Signs and symptoms of stomach disorders

Signs and symptoms of stomach disorders may include:

  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Tarry stools
  • Heartburn not relieved by over-the-counter medications
  • Acid reflux, also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Ongoing vomiting or diarrhea

Diagnosis of stomach disorders

A physician will complete a thorough examination and medical history to help determine if you have a stomach condition. An Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) may be required. An EGD is a procedure to examine the lining of the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine.

Treatment of stomach disorders

Various treatments are available to manage stomach disorders including medications and surgery. If surgery is required, patients have access to the latest technology and surgical techniques, including minimally-invasive, robotic-assisted surgery, which allows surgeons to safely perform delicate and complex procedures. Minimally invasive techniques provide benefits to patients, including: less post-operative pain, faster recovery times, less bleeding and less scarring. Your physician can explain all of the options available to treat your condition, including whether you’re a good candidate for minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgery.


Options to Request an Appointment

If your situation is an emergency, call 911.