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:
Examples of structural gastrointestinal disorders are:
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
To learn more about the gastroenterology services offered at Mease Countryside Hospital, please call (727) 725-6677, find a gastroenterologist near you, or learn more about our Heartburn Relief Center that specializes in treating conditions such as GERD, hiatal hernia and Barrett’s esophagus. You can also take our free, 7-minute online health risk assessment to find out if you may be at risk for colon cancer.