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Symptoms, Conditions & Procedures

Here at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida, we work to provide patients around Florida with solutions to their GI problems. From addressing GI symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, and bowel incontinence to GI conditions like acid reflux, Crohn's disease, and fatty liver disease, we approach every need with knowledge and compassion. We also offer a variety of GI procedures including colonoscopies, colorectal cancer screenings, and more, to ensure you're fully cared for. Browse all of our services below to learn more about how we can help you.

GI Symptoms

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain is slight or severe discomfort occurring between the pelvis and the chest, caused by simple GI issues or more severe GI conditions.

Anal/Rectal Bleeding

Anal bleeding is the occurrence of blood that comes through your rectum. When you have rectal bleeding, it's fluid that comes from your bowel or anus.


Bloating is the result of gas buildup in the digestive tract or fluid retention. When happening often, proper treatment can alleviate the symptoms.

Blood in the Stool

Blood in the stool generally indicates bleeding somewhere in your GI system. The color can indicate where within the GI tract it is located.

Bowel Incontinence

Bowel incontinence or fecal incontinence happens when you are unable to properly control or restrain your bowel movements and can range in severity.


Constipation is described as having fewer than three bowel movements over the course of a week and happens when the stool is too hard and dry.


Diarrhea is a loose, watery stool that occurs 3 or more times per day. If it becomes severe, it requires professional treatment.

Difficulty Swallowing

Difficulty swallowing happens when there is trouble passing liquids and foods from your throat, mouth, and esophagus before it reaches the stomach.


Heartburn is a painful, hot sensation in your chest that can intensify following meals, at bedtime, when lying in a flat position, or leaning over.


Indigestion can be responsible for a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including gas, nausea, and bloating, but our GI providers can offer relief.


Nausea is a feeling in the abdomen that makes you have the urge to throw up and may be caused by illness, food poisoning, or an underlying condition.

Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss

Unintended or unexplained weight changes may occur as a result of an underlying condition and are worth talking to your gastroenterologist about.


Vomiting is your body's natural reaction to rid itself of threats, but persistent or uncontrolled vomiting may require professional help to treat.

Yellowing of the Skin/Eyes

Yellowing of the skin and eyes may occur as a result of a condition called thalassemia, or it may signal a serious health problem requiring treatment.

GI Conditions

Acid Reflux

Acid reflux happens when the lower esophageal sphincter in the throat doesn’t close, enabling acid to migrate backwards into the esophagus.

Anal Fissure

An anal fissure is a tiny tear or cut in the tissue lining of the anus that causes discomfort when passing stool, and can cause blood in the stool.

Anemia/Iron Deficiency

Anemia is a condition in which you lack enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body's tissues, which causes low iron.

Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's Esophagus is a is a complication of GERD that happens when your swallowing tube mimics the tissue lining the intestines.

Biliary Obstruction

A biliary obstruction happens when one of the ducts moving bile from your liver to your gallbladder is blocked, stopping bile from passing through.

C. Difficile Colitis

C. difficile colitis is a treatable bacterial infection where the body is infected with the germ C. difficile, causing inflammation of the intestine.

Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease is an immune condition affecting gluten digestion. It causes an autoimmune response that can hurt the lining of the small bowel.


Colitis refers to inflammation in the colon caused by a variety of conditions, including food poisoning, allergies, and irritable bowel disease.

Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer is diagnosed when the occurrence of tumorous growths form in the colon. The tumors can begin as small masses called polyps.

Colorectal Polyps

Colorectal polyps are growths comprised of cells on the lining of the rectum or colon that need to be addressed because they can develop into cancer.

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful irritation in the digestive tract that affects the entire intestinal wall.


Diverticulitis happens when the tiny pouches (diverticula) bulge through the outside intestinal lining. They can become inflamed and infected.

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)

Cyclic vomiting syndrome creates recurring cycles of sickness, causing you to vomit as few as six and as many as 20 times before each attack ends.


Diverticulosis is a condition that happens when tiny crevices of your large bowel bulge outward through the outer portion of the colon.


Dysphagia describes the inability to eat or drink food and liquid as a result of muscle spasms because of not chewing enough, or other complications.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory disorder affecting the esophagus that may cause dysphagia, acid reflux, and pain around the stomach.

Esophageal Motility Disorder

Esophageal motility disorder is a group label used for a range of conditions that affect the ability of your esophagus to move food to your stomach.


Esophagitis is an inflammatory disorder in the esophagus that is caused by allergies, certain medications, and scarring created by acid reflux damage.

Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease is a disorder where fat forms in the liver cells causing liver inflammation, which can evolve into scarring and permanent damage.


A fistula is an atypical tunnel that might form between two hollow organs due to infection, injury, a digestive disorder, or as part of a treatment.

Food Intolerance

Food intolerance references the body's problems digesting specific foods. Symptoms can include diarrhea, fatigue, joint pain, vomiting, and bloating.


Gastritis describes what happens when the lining of the stomach gets inflamed, irritated, or eroded. It can increase the risk of ulcers and cancer.

Gallbladder Disease

Gallbladder disease is an umbrella term for the severe conditions that can afflict your gallbladder, including gallstones, cholecystitis, and others.


GERD is a chronic disease that describes the occurrence of acid reflux, or when stomach acid or bile flows backward into the throat.


Hemorrhoids (or piles) are swollen veins in the lower anus or rectum. They commonly happen when the veins walls in the rectum or anus grow thin.


Hepatitis is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver. They vary in type and include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.

Helicobacter Pylori

H. pylori is a bacterial infection present in the stomach that affects the digestive system that can lead to ulcers in the stomach when untreated.


Ileitis is inflammation of the last part of the small intestine. It is commonly associated with Crohn's disease but can be caused by other conditions.

Impacted Bowel

An impacted bowel occurs when hardened stool blocks an intestine. It can cause abdominal pain, loose stool, a swollen stomach, and other symptoms.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease describes swelling in your digestive tract, categorized into two diseases known as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome presents as uncomfortable symptoms that happen within the GI tract. They include soreness in the midsection and colon.


Jaundice occurs when the liver cannot process red blood cells. The condition alters the whites of the eyes and skin to a yellowish hue.

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance occurs when the body doesn't produce enough lactase to break down lactose. It can cause various uncomfortable digestive symptoms.

Liver Cirrhosis

Liver cirrhosis occurs when the liver is inflamed and has permanent damage from conditions like chronic alcohol abuse or late-stage liver disease.

Liver Disease

Acute and chronic liver disease prevent the liver from functioning correctly, causing side effects like tiredness, loss of appetite, and confusion.

Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is a condition where fat builds up in the liver but doesn’t cause any outward symptoms or inflammation.


Pancreatitis is a condition where the pancreas becomes inflamed as a result of the digestive juices (or enzymes) attacking the pancreas.

Peptic Ulcers

Peptic ulcer disease happens when painful sores or ulcers start to develop on the lining of the stomach. They result in discomfort and bleeding.

Primary Biliary Cholangitis

Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that damages the liver's bile ducts, thereby prohibitively damaging liver function.

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) inflames, scars, and narrows bile ducts inside and outside the liver. It gradually causes severe liver damage.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a condition that creates uncomfortable swelling and ulcerations inside one's large intestine and inner lining of the colon.

GI Procedures

Anorectal Manometry

Anorectal manometry a type of exam that analyzes the muscles required for a normal bowel movement to ensure that they are working properly.

Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a procedure where a pill with a tiny wireless camera is ingested so photos can be taken of the small intestine and bowel.

Colon Cancer Screening

Colon cancer screening is a screening that is done to search for colon cancer. It involves looking for polyps that can turn into cancer.


A colonoscopy is an endoscopic exam used to diagnose gastrointestinal symptoms, such as loose stool, bloody stool, gut pain, or unusual x-ray results.


An upper endoscopy is a procedure where a scope with a light and camera on the end allows GI providers to review the lining of the esophagus.


An enteroscopy is a procedure that helps a gastroenterologist examine the entirety of the small intestine so they can diagnose relevant GI conditions.

Esophageal Dilation

Esophageal dilation is a procedure where your esophagus is enlarged to help with a narrow or obstructed area present in your esophagus.


Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is an endoscopic test used to identify pancreatitis, abdominal pain, and any abnormal test results.

Feeding Tube Insertion (PEG)

Feeding tube insertion (aka percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy) allows for nutrition to be delivered to the stomach when swallowing is a problem.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is an endoscopic procedure where a scope is placed into the rectum to address symptoms like watery stool, bleeding, or pain.


FibroScan (transient elastography) is ultrasound technology that noninvasively examines the liver to measure the state of fibrosis and/or steatosis.

Hemorrhoid Banding

Hemorrhoid banding is a minimally invasive treatment that eliminates hemorrhoids. Blood flow is stopped by utilizing a rubber band ligation technique.

Hemorrhoid Energy Therapy

Hemorrhoid energy therapy (HET) is a nonsurgical treatment utilizing low-temperature heat energy to remove grade I and II hemorrhoids.