What We Treat
The Grady GI Center treats an array of GI disorders, including functional disorders are those in which the gastrointestinal (GI) tract looks normal but doesn’t work properly, and structural disorders in which the bowel looks abnormal and doesn’t work properly. Sometimes, the structural abnormality needs to be removed surgically.
Common functional conditions we treat include
Achalasia is a rare disorder of the esophagus that makes it difficult to swallow solids and liquids. The condition may be accompanied by heartburn and chest pain.
Learn more about achalasia here.
Constipation means it is hard to have a bowel movement. It is usually caused by inadequate “roughage” or fiber in the diet, or a disruption of the regular routine or diet.
Learn more about constipation here.
IBS, also called spastic colon, irritable colon, or nervous stomach, is a condition in which the colon muscle contracts more often than normal. It may be triggered by certain foods, medicines, and emotional stress.
Learn more about irritable bowl syndrome here.
Common structural conditions we treat include:
Grady GI Center performs a wide variety of procedures. Some of the most common include:
Every hospital treats patients. At Grady, we strive to treat them better, more efficiently, and more effectively. Our mission to care for all who need us attracts physicians from across the nation. They are drawn here by the knowledge that we test the limits of medicine by innovating existing standards of care, researching cutting-edge drugs and therapies, and exploring novel treatments.
Our zeal for innovation has given Grady a national reputation for medical advancement in conditions cared for by specialists in our centers of excellence. Access to all of these accredited practices is available to every Grady patient and our collegial environment means that specialists routinely help to care for their colleagues’ patients.
Our surgeons, who serve on the faculties of Emory and Morehouse medical schools, are drawn by Grady’s reputation and mission.