At Gastrocure in West Orange, NJ, our practice is designed to provide specialized care for patients using both sophisticated equipment and advanced medical procedures to diagnose and treat more complicated digestive disorders.
Our New Jersey gastroenterology practice is committed to providing comprehensive care to meet all of your digestive health needs. We have provided a library of term and conditions for your knowledge.
Below are the conditions we treat and for more information and references on your diagnosed condition, please click >…read more.
Anal and Rectal Conditions – Anal/rectal conditions may have symptoms or signs of pain, bleeding, or discharge, and the most common of these are>…read more
Barrett’s Esophagus – Barrett’s esophagus is a disorder in which the lining of the esophagus, (the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach), is damaged by stomach acid. The acid leaks from the stomach upward and back into the esophagus. Patients sometimes complain they have heartburn that never goes away>…read more
Celiac Disease – Celiac disease (also known as sprue, gluten intolerance or gluten-sensitive enteropathy) is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for staying healthy. The damage is due to a reaction to eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye and, possibly, oats>…read more
Cirrhosis – Cirrhosis means scarring of the liver, which can interfere with normal liver function. There are many causes, including chronic viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, alcoholism and others. If you have cirrhosis, you have a higher risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer>…read more
Crohn’s Disease – Crohn’s Disease is a chronic disease of unknown origin, that often causes several flare-ups within the intestines several times over a lifetime. Crohn’s Disease usually involves the small bowel in the lower part, known as the ileum. In some cases of Crohn’s, both the small and large intestine are affected. The inflammation can affect any part of the digestive tract>…read more
Fecal Incontinence – Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Also called bowel incontinence, fecal incontinence ranges from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control.>…read more
Gallbladder Disease and Gallstones – Gallstones are small, hard deposits that can form in the gallbladder, a sac-like organ that lies under the liver on the right side of the abdomen. Most people with gallstones don’t even know they have them, but in some cases, a stone may cause the gallbladder to become inflamed, resulting in pain, infection or other serious complications>…read more
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) – Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms>…read more
Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders – A gastrointestinal motility disorder is present when the muscles of the digestive system do not move in tandem. Normally, food moves through the digestive tract via muscle contractions called peristalsis. When peristalsis is not occurring properly, several conditions may result, including>…read more
GI Cancer and Polyps – A colorectal polyp is a growth that forms on of the lining of the colon or rectum. Polyps of the colon and rectum are usually non-cancerous. There may be single or multiple polyps in the colon or rectum, and they become more common as people age>…read more
Heartburn – For many people, acid indigestion (known as heartburn) is more than an occasional annoyance after eating a greasy meal. Research shows that more than 60 million people suffer from this burning sensation that can extend from the breastbone to the neck and throat>…read more
Hernia – Anyone can get a hernia. Hernias occur when there is a weakness in the abdominal wall and a piece of the intestine or other tissue slips through, often creating a noticeable lump>…read more
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Inflammatory bowel disease includes the following gastrointestinal conditions: Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Indeterminate Colitis, Pouchitis, Microscopic enterocolitis; lymphocytic and collagenous enterocolitis, Celiac Disease, Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis and Diarrhea>…read more
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) refers to a disorder of the lower intestinal tract. Also known by several other names, including spastic colon, intestinal neurosis and nervous indigestion, it involves abdominal pain and abnormal bowel movements, often due to a neuro chemical imbalance of serotonin in the gut. Emotional stress often makes the symptoms worse>…read more
Leaky Gut – “Leaky gut syndrome” is said to have symptoms including bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, and aches and pains. A possible cause of leaky gut is increased intestinal permeability or intestinal hyperpermeability. That could happen when tight junctions in the gut, which control what passes through the lining of the small intestine, don’t work properly. That could let substances leak into the bloodstream>…read more
Liver Disease – The liver is the largest internal organ and one of the body’s most complex. It produces chemicals to cleanse the body of waste and purifies the blood that passes through it. Diseases that compromise the liver’s function can have a huge impact on your quality of life because of the important jobs that the liver performs>…read more
Pancreatitis – Pancreatitis is the swelling or inflammation of the pancreas, an organ that produces enzymes necessary to digest food (insulin and glucagon). Pancreatitis may be acute or chronic and is very dangerous>…read more
Sphincter – The sphincter of Oddi is a ring-shaped valve between the lower common bile duct and the duodenum (part of the small intestine). Pancreatic juices and bile flow through the sphincter of Oddi during the digestive process>…read more
Ulcerative Colitis – Ulcerative colitis is an inflammation of the inner lining of the rectum and large intestine. Inflammation may begin in the rectum and lower intestine often progresses to involve the entire colon>…read more
Laryngeal Pharyngeal Reflux (LPR) – Laryngeal pharyngeal reflux refers to retrograde flow of gastric contents to the upper aero-digestive tract, which causes a variety of symptoms, such as cough, hoarseness, and wheezing, among others.>…read more
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Note: Some Patients need to obtain referral letters prior to the office visit.
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