Peter J. Kahrilas MD


Chronic Pancreatitis: Pain Management

Pain is a frustrating, sometimes debilitating aspect of ongoing (chronic) pancreatitis. Many people have pain for many years. Pain may decrease as the damaged pancreas loses its ability to produce enzymes. But it may take years for the pancreas to stop producing enzymes. In many people, this process never occurs. If you…

Esophagitis

What is esophagitis? Esophagitis is irritation or inflammation of the esophagus . The esophagus is the tube that carries food from your throat to your stomach. Esophagitis can be painful and can make it hard to swallow. What causes esophagitis? Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is the most common cause of…

Esophagus

The esophagus is the tube that connects the throat to the stomach. When you eat or drink, food and liquids travel from your mouth through the throat and esophagus into your stomach.

Ulcerative Colitis

Discusses ulcerative colitis, a common type of inflammatory bowel disease that affects the colon and rectum. Covers symptoms and what happens as the disease progresses. Offers home treatment tips. Discusses treatment with medicine and surgery.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) increases the risk of colon cancer. The amount of increased risk depends on the type of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease of the colon), how much of the intestine is involved, and how long you have been ill. The cancer risk usually does not increase until…