Gastroenterology Services in Safety Harbor, Florida
Gastrointestinal conditions can generally be categorized as functional disorders or structural disorders. Functional disorders are the most common problems that affect the gastrointestinal tract. They are issues where the bowel is structurally normal, but for some reason does not function properly and produces acute or chronic symptoms. Structural disorders, on the other hand, occur when the bowel both looks and functions abnormally.
Examples of functional gastrointestinal disorders are:
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
Examples of structural gastrointestinal disorders are:
- Anal fissures
- Anal fistula
- Colon polyps
- Colon cancer
- Diverticular disease
- Colitis, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Disorder Treatment at Mease Countryside Hospital
Mease Countryside Hospital offers a wide range of surgical treatments for both functional and structural gastrointestinal disorders including esophageal diseases, intestinal disorders and inflammatory bowel disease. If you are experiencing any of the following abnormal digestive system symptoms, you can find a doctor near you to get the appropriate treatment:
- Abdominal pain
- GI bleeding
- Chronic gas or bloating
Learn more about gastroenterology services at BayCare.
For more information or a physician referral, please call (727) 725-6677or find a gastroenterologist near you.