Conditions

Bile Duct Disorders

Gallstones, hard, pebble-like deposits that form when materials in the bile harden, are the most common cause of blocked ducts. Cancer, infection and scar tissue may also result in blocked ducts.

Gallstones

Gallstones are small, pebble-like substances that develop in the gallbladder, the small sac just below the liver in the right upper abdomen. Gallstones form when bile stored in the gallbladder hardens

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are veins around the anus or lower rectum that have become swollen and inflamed. Hemorrhoids can happen either inside the anus or under the skin around the anus. They are common in both men and women.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is a general term that reflects an abnormal immune response resulting in inflammation of the intestinal tract.

Jaundice

Jaundice is a condition that causes the whites of your eyes and skin to turn a yellowish hue. This is caused by bilirubin, a yellow chemical in hemoglobin that carries oxygen in red blood cells. 

Morbid Obesity

Morbid Obesity is defined as a Body Mass Index of greater than 40 if there are no other health problems and 35 if there are other health problems. Every year, thousands of Americans die from the complications of being severely overweight.