Jefferson University Hospitals

Digestive Health Institute

Diseases & Conditions

  • Achalasia
    A condition where the esophagus is unable to move food into the stomach because it stays closed during swallowing, resulting in the backup of food.

  • Constipation
    Most often constipation, when bowel movements are infrequent, is a temporary condition and can be alleviated through lifestyle changes.

  • Fecal Incontinence
    Fecal incontinence, a motility disorder, is commonly caused by chronic constipation.

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) & Heartburn
    Our gastroenterologists have the expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat even the most complex cases of heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD.

  • Gastroparesis
    Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder in which the stomach takes too long in emptying its contents.

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    Our gastroenterologists work with patients who show signs of irritable bowel syndrome such as gassiness, bloating, and cramps.

  • Pelvic Pain
    Since there are many reasons as to why there may be pain in your pelvic region, our experts will assess your situation and devise the best treatment plan.