Gastroenterology Care

Digestive Diseases

Our specialists at Tanner Gastroenterology Care provide comprehensive treatment for a variety of digestive conditions, including:

Acute and chronic diseases of the pancreas

Problems with the pancreas can lead to many health problems, such as pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas. Learn more about the pancreas.

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Appendicitis is when your appendix becomes sore, swollen and diseased, causing severe abdominal pain.

Barrett's esophagus

Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which tissue that is similar to the lining of your intestine replaces the tissue lining your esophagus. It is often diagnosed in people who have long-term gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Learn more about Barrett's esophagus.

Celiac disease

Celiac disease is a digestive problem that causes pain in your small intestine. It stops your body from taking in nutrients from food. It can cause your body to become sensitive to gluten, a protein found in wheat. Learn more about celiac disease.

Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease causes sores, pain and swelling in the digestive system, most often in the small intestine. It can cause symptoms such as chronic stomach pain, urgent bowel movements, diarrhea, bloody stool, fatigue and weight loss.

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Diseases of the small bowel and colon

These diseases can include a range of conditions and issues affecting the small intestine, including bleeding, Celiac disease, Crohn's disease, infections, intestinal cancer, intestinal obstruction, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and ulcers. Learn more about the small intestine.

Diverticular disease

Diverticular disease is a condition that causes small bulges to form in the wall of the large intestine (colon) that is caused by weakened areas in the colon. Learn more about diverticular disease.

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Functional bowel disorders

A functional bowel disorders is a gastrointestinal issue that affect how the mid or lower gastrointestinal tract work. Some conditions include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), abdominal bloating, constipation and diarrhea.

Gallbladder and liver disorders

The liver and gallbladder serve important functions in digestion. Some common disorders that can affect them include liver cirrhosis and gallstones. Learn more about the gallbladder and liver.


Gastritis is when your stomach lining gets red and swollen (inflamed) or irritated, often due to foods or medications you have eaten. It can cause stomach pain and aches, gas and abdominal bleeding. Learn more about gastritis.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or acid reflux, occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the esophagus, causing symptoms such as heartburn and indigestion. Learn about the minimally invasive treatment for GERD at Tanner.

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Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder that happens when your stomach takes too long to empty out food, causing stomaching pain and digestive issues. Learn more about gastroparesis.

Hepatitis vaccines, treatments and disease management

There are several types of hepatitis. Hepatitis is a disease that affects the liver and caused by a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. Learn more about hepatitis.

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Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance is when your body can't break down or digest lactose, which is a sugar found in milk and milk products. It can cause stomach pain and cramps, gas and bloating.

Peptic ulcers

Peptic ulcers are painful sores that develop in the lining of the stomach, lower esophagus or small intestine. Learn more about peptic ulcers.


Peritonitis is an inflammation of the lining of your inner abdominal wall and that covers the abdominal organs. It is usually due to a bacterial or fungal infection. Learn more about peritonitis.

Swallowing disorders

Swallowing disorders are usually conditions that affect the esophagus, such as dysphagia. People who have a swallowing disorder may experience pain when swallowing or inability to swallow liquids or solids.

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Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis causes the lining of your large intestine (colon) or rectum to become inflamed, causing stomach pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding and fever and fatigue depending on the severity. Learn more about ulcerative colitis.


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Tanner Gastroenterology Care has locations in Carrollton, Villa Rica, Bremen and Wedowee. 

You can find a doctor by using our Find a Provider feature below or calling 770-214-CARE(2273) for a referral to a gastroenterology specialist now.

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