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Upper gastrointestinal symptoms such as stomach pain, gas, bloating, and heartburn are more than just unpleasant; they can also be a sign of a serious underlying condition. Our physicians are experts at diagnosing and treating upper GI conditions including Barrett’s esophagus, celiac disease, gallstones, GERD, and lactose intolerance.

Gastrointestinal Tract Problems?


The digestive system consists of upper end and lower  lower gastrointestinal tract. The upper GI tract includes the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.


The food we eat travels from our throat  to our stomach through esophagus.  Food begins to digest and turn into a liquid.


Digestive disorders can occur causing clinic visits and hospitalizations.  Upper GI symptoms such as Reflux, stomach pains, gas, bloating, and Peptic Ulcers.  Heartburn can be be a sign of a serious underlying condition.


Please call (806) 788-4368 for an appointment. Our specialized doctors will recommend diagnostic testing such as upper GI endoscopy  along with lifestyle changes, medications, or surgery to alleviate symptoms and improve your quality of life.


You don’t have to live with unpleasant, uncomfortable symptoms. Contact contact West Texas Digestive Disease Center.


Examples of symptoms in upper GI disorders include:


  • Heartburn

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Stomach pain

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Problems in the passage of food

  • Any combination of these symptoms


Examples of functional GI and motility disorders which affect the upper GI tract:


  • Achalasia

  • Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS)

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

  • Gastroparesis

  • Globus

  • Dyspepsia

  • Dysphagia

  • Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction

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