Peter J. Kahrilas MD


Upper Gastrointestinal Series

An upper gastrointestinal (UGI) series is a multi-step test a doctor uses to examine the upper portion of a person’s gastrointestinal tract. The person being tested swallows a chalky-tasting “milk shake” of barium and water (barium contrast material) followed by gas-producing crystals. The doctor then tracks the…

Esófago de un niño

El esófago es el tubo muscular que conecta la garganta con el estómago. Los músculos del esófago se contraen para llevar los alimentos y los líquidos desde la boca hasta el estómago a través de la garganta.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis makes swelling, inflammation, and sores in the lining of the large intestine (colon) and causes diarrhea, belly pain, and bleeding from the rectum. It’s a lifelong condition, but in most people the symptoms come and go. Medicines can stop or reduce symptoms and prevent flare-ups. If the disease is…

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis makes swelling, inflammation, and sores in the lining of the large intestine (colon) and causes diarrhea, belly pain, and bleeding from the rectum. It’s a lifelong condition, but in most people the symptoms come and go. Medicines can stop or reduce symptoms and prevent flare-ups. If the disease is…