Symptoms, Conditions & Procedures

GI Conditions


Achalasia occurs when the esophagus becomes paralyzed, making it difficult or nearly impossible to swallow food, which could cause many issues.

Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is the burning sensation a person gets after eating, commonly called "heartburn," that is caused by acids getting into the esophagus.

Anal Fissure

An anal fissure is a rip or cut in the tissue lining the anus, resulting in painful bowel movements and blood in the stool.

Anemia/Iron Deficiency

Anemia is a condition in which your blood lacks the healthy red cells needed to deliver an adequate supply of oxygen to the organs around the body.

Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's esophagus is a condition related to GERD in which the esophageal lining changes to more closely resemble the walls of the intestines.

Biliary Obstruction

Biliary obstruction is a blockage in the bile ducts that normally aid in the absorption of fats and breakdown of food in the digestive process.

C. Difficile Colitis

C. difficile colitis is a condition caused by the bacterium clostridioides difficile that causes inflammation or swelling in the large intestine.

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that affects the body after the consumption of gluten, a protein found in certain types of grain.


Colitis is the inflammation of the lining of the large intestine. Colitis can be caused by a variety of sources including IBD and Crohn’s disease.

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the second most common general cancer found in men and women, but is also treatable and preventable with fast and effective treatment.

Colorectal Polyps

Colorectal polyps are a mass of cells on the lining of the colon or rectum that could become cancerous if left untreated during a colonoscopy.

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in the digestive tract and can become extremely painful if left untreated.

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)

Cyclic vomiting syndrome, or CVS, is a condition that causes sudden, repeated episodes or attacks of vomiting and severe nausea with no known cause.


Diverticulitis is a GI condition where an infection has set in within the tiny pouches that have formed through weak spots in the digestive tract.


Diverticulosis is a condition where small sacs or pouches are formed inside the intestine and bulge through the weak areas of the colon’s outer wall.


Dysphagia is a condition that makes it difficult for an individual to eat or drink for a variety of reasons, including muscle spasms and more.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) plagues both adults and children, and is sometimes correlated with chest pain, acid reflux, and difficulty swallowing.

Esophageal Motility Disorder

There are many primary health concerns which may trigger disordered esophageal motility, such as pneumonia, anxiety, trouble swallowing, among others.


Children and adults alike can suffer from inflammation of the esophagus, which is often a treatable phenomenon with our gastrointestinal experts.

Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease is a condition where fat bunches up in the liver and can cause irreparable damage and lead to liver failure if left untreated.

Bowel Incontinence

Fecal (bowel) incontinence is when a patient has difficulty controlling bowel movements, resulting in stool leakage before a bathroom is reached.


Coming from a variety of different causes, fistulae that develop in the GI organs can negatively impact your health in a variety of debilitating ways.

Food Intolerance

It is important to work with your GI practitioner to distinguish food intolerances from allergies or indigestion, to address the root of the issue.

Gallbladder Disease

Digestive issues which go unnoticed may often be attributed to gallbladder issues, which can manifest in a variety of ways all impacting digestion.


Gastritis is a blanket term for any underlying cause that causes the lining of the stomach to inflame and interferes with digestion and absorption.


GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is usually diagnosed in someone who gets acid reflux once or more a week—relief is available, however.

Helicobacter Pylori

H. pylori is a type of bacteria that, if it gets in the stomach, could cause ulcers and more, creating pain and irritation, or even lead to cancer.


Hemorrhoids, while not often a serious health issue, can be irritating and make everyday tasks uncomfortable; treatment and relief is possible.


If left untreated, hepatitis can cause liver cancer and liver failure; treatment is possible and vaccines are available for hepatitis A and B.

Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal hernias occur when your gastrointestinal issues affect your hernia with prolonged inflammation. DHAT is here to help you get control again.


Often, but not always, a result of Crohn's disease, ileitis may cause discomfort in the forms of weight loss, chronic cramping, and frequent diarrhea.

Impacted Bowel

Bowel impactions are caused by various factors which range in terms of severity. Before progressing too far, contact our office to cure yours today.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease occurs when the GI tract is inflamed and can cause issues like constipation, diarrhea, bloody stool, mouth sores, and more.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS symptoms include stomach pain, cramps, nausea, constipation, and more; it can be treated, however, with diet and lifestyle changes and medication.


Some babies suffer from jaundice, which happens when the liver cannot properly process red blood cells, however, it is highly treatable with care.

Lactose Intolerance

Not to be confused with allergy, lactose intolerance refers to the body's inability to produce lactase, a key enzyme in properly breaking down dairy.

Liver Cirrhosis

Liver Cirrhosis, or hepatic cirrhosis, is when the liver becomes inflamed or scarred from issues such as late-stage liver disease or alcoholism.

Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is characterized by inflammation and built-up fat in the liver and could lead to cancer or liver failure if untreated.

Pancreatic Cysts

Pancreatic cysts are sac-like pockets in the pancreas and can lead to back or abdominal pain, infection, bleeding, vomiting, and much more.


Pancreatitis develops when the pancreas becomes inflamed and swollen and may cause symptoms like fever, abdominal pain , nausea, and more.

Peptic Ulcers

Peptic ulcers are open wounds that form in the stomach or upper small intestine, resulting in pain, discomfort, nausea, and bleeding.

Primary Biliary Cholangitis

Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic, rare, autoimmune disease that gradually damages the intrahepatic bile ducts found in your liver.

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

(PSC) is a chronic liver condition that causes the bile ducts to become irritated, scarred, damaged, and constricted, ultimately leading to cirrhosis.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an IBD condition that creates inflammation and ulcerations in the large intestine that cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms.

Zenker Diverticulum

A Zenker’s diverticulum (ZD) is a pouch that can form on the esophagus, trapping food particles and causing difficulty swallowing and speaking.