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Acid Reflux Symptoms: When to see a Gastroenterologist?

Our four gastroenterologists at Houston Digestive Diseases Consultants in Houston, TX? Our four gastroenterologists see many patients with intense heartburn. Learn more about what your symptoms may mean here. What is Read More

Understanding Upper Endoscopy

Upper endoscopy gives the gastroenterologists here at Houston Digestive Disease Consultants in Houston, TX, an up-close view of the upper part of your digestive tract. The minimally invasive procedure helps Read More

The Basics on Hemorrhoids

How your gastroenterologists in Houston, TX, can help with hemorrhoids Hemorrhoids can be both uncomfortable, embarrassing, and be quite tough to talk about. Here at Houston Digestive Diseases Consultants, your GI Read More

Signs That You May Have Acid Reflux

Are spicy foods leaving you with a burning sensation in the back of your throat? It could be acid reflux. Most people will deal with acid reflux at some point Read More

FAQs about Colon Polyps

Colon polyps are very common. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, anywhere from 15% to 40% of American adults may develop them. Polyps are Read More

Why Might I Need a Colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a simple procedure that allows our Houston gastroenterologist Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker to look at and examine the lining of the colon and rectum to diagnose issues, detect Read More

What are Colon Ployps?

People sometimes joke that colon polyps are the skin tags of the digestive tract, but, in reality, these seemingly benign growths could pose a real danger to your health: colorectal Read More

What Are the Symptoms of Diverticulitis?

Are you suffering from diverticulitis? Diverticulitis is when pouches called diverticula that are found along the intestine walls are inflamed or infected. Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker of Houston Digestive Diseases Consultants in Read More

Do You Have Acid Reflux?

Do certain foods cause a burning feeling in your chest? It could be acid reflux! At the start of your stomach is a valve, known as the lower esophageal sphincter. Once Read More

Why Do I Need a Colonoscopy?

This diagnostic and screening procedure is important for your gastrointestinal health. Maybe you’ve never had a colonoscopy before but chances are good that you’ve heard about it. After all, everyone will Read More

What is an Upper Endoscopy?

What your gastroenterologist in Houston wants you to know Upper endoscopy is a valuable screening and diagnostic procedure to evaluate your esophagus, stomach, and duodenum, which is part of the small Read More

What is Diverticulitis?

Are you experiencing unexplained stomach cramping, bloated stomach, constipation, and passing gas too often? You could be dealing with a common digestive disease called diverticulitis. According to the American Society Read More

What Are Polyps?

Polyps are small clusters of cells that tend to grow in places like the uterine lining, the nasal cavity, and the colon. Although polyps are often benign (non-cancerous), some types Read More

FAQs About a Colonoscopy

What's the third biggest cause of cancer deaths in the United States? The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy says it's colon cancer, and if you're over 50, you should be Read More

Managing Your Acid Reflux

Making a few simple changes can help you reduce painful and uncomfortable acid reflux symptoms. Our Houston, TX, gastroenterologist, Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker of Houston Digestive Diseases Consultants, offers a few Read More

Should I Worry About Minor Rectal Bleeding?

Are you concerned about rectal bleeding? Although bleeding may be a sign of cancer, minor rectal bleeding is usually caused by less serious conditions. Our Houston, TX, gastroenterologist, Dr. Krishnamurthy Read More

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