Gastroenterology Conditions

The gastrointestinal tract is a complex system and can be affected by a number of GI disorders. When your tract is feeling off, the specific gastrointestinal conditions and symptoms are often subtle and difficult to understand. At Granite Peaks Gastroenterology, we don’t simply focus on one particular procedure or treatment—we, examine the full scope of your GI condition. This starts by carefully listening to your concerns and investigating each of your symptoms thoroughly. By understanding the broader picture, we are able to effectively diagnose and treat your unique problem.

Gallbladder Problems

The gallbladder is located right under the liver. It is a small sac that stores bile, a substance that helps the body digest fats. The cystic duct (or bile duct) moves bile from the gallbladder to the small intestine through a series of tubes.

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Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. Through blood tests and endoscopy, our GI doctors test, diagnose, and treat celiac disease across the Wasatch Front.

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GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

Don’t let chronic heartburn and acid reflux undermine your health and lifestyle. If you have frequent heartburn, difficulty swallowing, coughing, or regurgitate certain foods or sour liquid, our team of GERD specialists can help you find the solution and take control of your acid reflux.

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Hemorrhoids

If you’re experiencing discomfort from painful and annoying hemorrhoids, the specialists at the The Utah Hemorrhoid Center can help and heal with in-office hemorrhoid treatments and removal. A hemorrhoid litigation band procedure, also called hemorrhoid banding, takes as little as 60 seconds and frees you from lasting hemorrhoid pain.

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis C is a virus which may lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and liver cancer if left untreated. It is the leading reason for liver transplantation in the United States.

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IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may cause chronic inflammation of all or part of your digestive tract. IBD includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Getting the correct diagnosis is the first step to feeling better.

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IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome )

A disorder that causes the intestines to function improperly, Irritable Bowel Syndrome doesn’t damage the digestive tract or cause other health problems—but it can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. IBS is a common gastrointestinal condition, and a proper diagnosis can positively change your life.

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Liver Diseases & Disorders

What is Liver Disease? The term “liver disease” is broad in that it entails a variety of potential problems that could ultimately lead to liver failure. Cirrhosis is the term used to describe the occurrence of scarring in the liver. As the liver is damaged, scar tissue replaces liver cells, causing cirrhosis. Liver function typically begins […]

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Lactose Intolerance

What is it?   Lactose intolerant patients may experience symptoms after consuming milk or other dairy products. Symptom severity and duration varies and is dependent upon the amount of lactose ingested as well as the amount of lactose the individual’s body can handle. Symptoms of lactose intolerance may include: Painful gas Bloating Diarrhea Abdominal pain […]

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Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is best described as an inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. This condition typically affects the end of the small bowel and the beginning of the colon. However, it may affect any part of the GI tract. Symptoms vary and often times overlap with those of other conditions, but there are still distinct […]

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Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis can cause long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract. Although the exact cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown, possible factors may be genes, environment and an overactive immune system. In any case, symptoms for this disorder usually appear over time, rather than suddenly. Symptoms of ulcerative colitis may include: Urgency in bowel […]

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