At Gastroenterology Consultants, P.A., we focus on educating each patient about their treatment and digestive disease. In order to ensure our patients are well-educated, we have provided a comprehensive list of various diseases categorized by upper and lower GI tract and liver. 

To learn more about diseases of a specific section of the body, please use the links below.

 

Upper GI Tract     Lower GI Tract    Liver

  • Barrett's Esophagus
    Barrett's esophagus is a condition where the tissue lining the esophagus is replaced by tissue similar to the lining of the intestine. Read more...

  • Celiac Disease
    Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine. It also interferes with the absorption of nutrients from some foods. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, rye, and barley. Read more...
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis 
    Esophagitis (EoE) is an allergic condition that causes inflammation in the esophagus. People with EoE have a larger number of eosinophils in their esophagus. Read more...
  • Esophagistis & Stricture
    Esophagitis is a term for any inflammation, irritation, or swelling of the esophagus. Esophagitis is frequently caused by the backflow of acid-containing fluid from the stomach. Read more...
  • Gallstones
    Gallstones are small, pebble-like substances that develop in the gallbladder. They form when liquid that has been stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material. Read more...
  • Gas
    Gas is usually eliminated by burping or passing it through the rectum. Many people think they have too much gas when they really have normal amounts. Most produce about 1 to 4 pints a day and pass gas about 14 times a day. Read more...
  • Gastritis
    Gastritis is a condition in which the stomach lining is inflamed. When the stomach lining is inflamed, it produces less acid, enzymes, and mucus. Read more...
  • Gastroparesis
    Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Gastroparesis occurs when the vagus nerve is damaged and the muscles of the stomach and intestines do not work normally. Read more...
  • GERD
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more serious form of gastroesophageal reflux (GER). GER occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opens spontaneously, for different periods of time, or does not close properly and stomach contents rise up into the esophagus. Read more...
  • Heartburn & Acid Reflux
    Heartburn is a painful burning sensation in your chest or throat. It happens when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus. Read more...
  • H. Pylori
    H. pylori is a type of bacteria that may cause infection. Symptoms usually do not occur until adulthood, although most people never have any. H. pylori causes more than half of peptic ulcers worldwide. Read more...
  • Hiatus Hernia
    A hiatal hernia occurs when part of your stomach pushes upward through your diaphragm. Most cases, a hiatal hernia doesn't cause problems, but a large hiatal hernia can allow food and acid to back up into your esophagus, leading to heartburn. Read more...
  • Lactose Intolerance
    Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and milk products. Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme lactase, which is produced by the cells lining the small intestine. Read more...
  • Pancreatic Disease
    The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach which produces juices that help break down food and hormones and help control blood sugar levels. Problems with the pancreas can lead to many health problems. Read more...
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
    A peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of the stomach or duodenum, the beginning of the small intestine. A peptic ulcer in the stomach is called a gastric ulcer. One that occurs in the duodenum is called a duodenal ulcer. Read more...

Lower GI Tract
Anal Fissure, Fistula & Abscess

  • Colon Polyps/Cancer
    Colon polyp is a growth on the surface of the colon. A person can have more than one colon polyp. Colon polyps can be raised or flat. Some colon polyps are benign, which means they are not cancer. However, some types of polyps may already be cancer or can become cancer. Read more...
  • Constipation
    Constipation occurs when bowel movements become less frequent or difficult. Going longer than three days without a bowel movement is not common. After three days, the stool or feces hardens and becomes difficult to pass. Read more...
  • Crohn's Disease
    Crohn’s disease is a disease that causes inflammation and irritation in the digestive tract. The part most commonly affected is the end part of the small intestine, called the ileum. Read more...
  • Diarrhea
    Diarrhea is a loose, watery stool. Having diarrhea means passing loose stools three or more times a day. Read more...
  • Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis
    Many people have small pouches in the lining of the colon that bulge outward through weak openings. Each pouch is called a diverticulum. Multiple pouches are called diverticula. The condition of having diverticula is called diverticulosis. Read more...
  • Hemorrhoids
    Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins around the anus or in the lower rectum. The rectum is the last part of the large intestine leading to the anus. Read more...
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    IBS is characterized most commonly by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. Most people can control their symptoms with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications. For others, however, IBS can be disabling. Read more...
  • Ostomy
    When treating diseases that involve removing all or part of your small intestine, colon, rectum or bladder, there must be a new way for wastes to leave the body. The surgery to create the new opening in the abdomen is called ostomy. Read more...
  • Prevention of Colon Polyps/Cancer
    Regular screening can often find colorectal cancer early, when it is more likely to be curable. In many cases, screening can also prevent colorectal cancer altogether. Read more...
  • Ulcerative Colitis
    Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the inner lining of the large intestine, which includes the colon and the rectum. Read more...
  • Rectal Bleeding
    Rectal bleeding refers to any bleeding from your lower colon or rectum. Rectal bleeding may show up as blood in your stool, on the toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. Read more...

Liver

  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
    Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease in which the body's immune system attacks liver cells. This immune response causes inflammation of the liver, also called hepatitis. Read more...
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
    Cirrhosis is when the liver slowly deteriorates and malfunctions due to chronic injury. Scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue, partially blocking the flow of blood through the liver. Read more...
  • Fatty Liver
    Fatty liver is a reversible condition where large vacuoles of triglyceride fat accumulate in liver cells via the process of steatosis. Read more...
  • Hemochromatosis
    Hemochromatosis is a common form of iron overload disease. Primary hemochromatosis is an inherited disease. Secondary hemochromatosis is caused by alcoholism, anemia and other disorders. Read more...
  • Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C
    Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Several different viruses, named the hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E viruses, cause viral hepatitis. All of these viruses cause acute, or short-term, viral hepatitis. Read more...
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
    Primary biliary cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease that causes the bile ducts in the liver to become inflamed and damaged and, eventually, disappear. Read more...
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
    Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) is a disease that damages and blocks bile ducts inside and outside the liver. Bile is a liquid made in the liver. Bile ducts carry bile out of the liver to the gallbladder and small intestine. In the intestine, bile helps break down the fat in food. Read more...

For top-quality, up-to-date care for gastrointestinal problems such as constipation or lactose intolerance, trust the board-certified, experienced GI specialists trusted by thousands of patients and their doctors for nearly 30 years. Patients come to us from Pearland, Houston, Nassau Bay, Webster, Pasadena and bordering communities. Call Gastroenterology Consultants at (281) 481-9400 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation with us.

Ellington

444 FM 1959, Suite A,
Houston, TX 77034
Direct Phone: 281-481-9400

St. John

2060 Space Park Drive, Suite 306
Nassau Bay, TX 77058
Direct Phone: 281-892-2460

Clear Lake

250 Blossom Street, Suite 210 Webster, TX 77598
Direct Phone: 281-316-1119

Pasadena

4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77504
Direct Phone: 832-456-8434

Pearland

15015 Kirby Dr. Ste.200A
Pearland, TX 77047
Direct Phone: 713-343-6360

Gastroenterology Consultants is a leader in advanced, comprehensive gastrointestinal care. We specialize in up-to-date gastrointestinal care, which includes screening and treatment for colon cancer, heartburn and acid reflux, esophageal disorders and difficulty swallowing, peptic ulcers, H. pylori, gallstones and other gallbladder disorders, rectal bleeding and hemorrhoids, malabsorption and celiac disease, liver diseases - hepatitis C, hepatitis B, cirrhosis, fatty liver disease, hepatoma and liver cancer, abdominal pain, noncardiac chest pain, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, anemia, nausea and vomiting, gas and bloating and lactose intolerance

Gastroenterology Consultants also offers colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer, EGD & capsule endoscopy small-bowel, endoscopic ultrasound, Bravo 48-hour pH monitoring, H. pylori breath testing, esophageal manometry and impedance testing, hemorrhoid band ligation, esophageal dilatation, advanced therapeutic ERCP, Remicade® infusion therapy, treatment of Barrett's esophagus, electrohydrolic lithotripsy of CBD stones and endoscopic mucosal resection.