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Eating isn’t just a necessary part of life—it is life in Louisiana. But sometimes digestive issues can take the joy out of mealtime and affect your overall wellbeing. Just the simple process of aging can negatively affect your digestive system. So, if you’re having problems with your digestive health and wellness, trust the gastroenterology team at University Medical Center New Orleans.

Expert gastroenterology care in New Orleans

Gastroenterology is a medical specialty that treats problems with your esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. In other words, a gastroenterologist treats your entire digestive tract, except for your mouth and throat.

Digestive health includes everything from minor problems, like acid reflux or constipation, to more serious conditions like ulcers or inflammatory bowel disease. Our gastroenterology team will work collaboratively with you to diagnose and treat your digestive problems, along with helping you make changes in diet and exercise, if needed.

Conditions we treat

At University Medical Center New Orleans, we specialize in treating digestive illnesses and conditions such as:

  • Acid reflux, commonly referred to as heartburn or indigestion
  • Celiac disease, a medical condition in which the body cannot tolerate gluten
  • Constipation, which causes difficult and infrequent bowel movements
  • Gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach lining
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a severe form of acid reflux
  • Hepatitis, a serious liver problem that can be caused by autoimmune disorders, a virus, or misusing alcohol or drugs
  • Hernias, when internal organs or tissue poke through an area of weak muscle tissue
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, a term for the conditions Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, caused by chronic inflammation of the intestines
  • Ulcers, painful sores in your digestive tract

Trust us with your digestive care

Some types of digestive health issues can be resolved quickly. Others may require different types of testing, imaging, or endoscopic procedures. The experienced gastroenterology team at University Medical Center New Orleans will be with you every step of the way through your diagnosis and treatment. Count on these gastroenterologists in Louisiana to get you back to enjoying your gumbo and étouffée.

Get your digestive health back on track—make an appointment with a University Medical Center gastroenterologist today. Call 504.702.4433.

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