Small Intestine

The small intestine is the specialized tubular structure between the stomach and the large intestine (also called the colon) that absorbs the nutrition from your food. It is approximately 20-25 feet in length and is about as big around as your middle finger. The small intestine is responsible for absorption of nutrients, salt, and water.      

Here are a few of the small intestine conditions and diseases we treat:    

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a sensitivity to gluten (a component of wheat), indicated by symptoms of weight loss, gastric distention or diabetes.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease is a group of disorders where the intestines become inflamed. 

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is a disorder where the body lacks the proper enzymes to break down lactose, a special type of sugar that is found in dairy products. This disorder can exhibit symptoms such as diarrhea, bloating and gas.