GAVE/MW Tears

Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (GAVE) is one of those interesting rare causes of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Multiple capillaries lie very close to stomach's surface in bands like a watermelon-- hence the nickname "watermelon stomach". It is associated with aortic stenosis, kidney disease, and cirrhosis of the liver. This condition is treated by burning the skin to produce a layer of protective scar and drive these vessels deeper. Several treatments may be necessary.

Mallory-Weiss Tears are tears in the esophagus where the food pipe connects with the stomach. The tear is caused by violent vomiting, and usually heals on its own in a few days if the vomiting can be controlled.

Digestive Health Tips From Our Staff

If you are 50 years old, without high risk factors, you should begin your regular colorectal screenings to prevent colorectal cancer. 

 

Utilizing advanced techniques and modern treatment plans, along with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and surgical suites helps support our patients’ road to recovery.