General Conditions

For more than two decades, Dr. Girard has performed the latest procedures and provided leading-edge diagnosis and highly personalized care to his patients for the following conditions:

Colon cancer

Colorectal cancer generally begins as small noncancerous growths called polyps. With regular screenings, Dr. Donald Girard, our dual board-certified gastroenterologist can find and remove these polyps before they become cancerous.

IBS

People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a common disorder that affects the gastrointestinal tract, often have abdominal pain, bloating, cramping, gas, diarrhea and/or constipation.

IBD (Inflammatory bowel disease)

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is actually a collection of diseases that cause chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. The most common IBDs are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. They can be painful, debilitating and sometimes even life-threatening.

Acid Reflux/GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can cause heartburn, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, chronic cough, anemia and ulcers. GERD can eventually lead to Barrett’s esophagus, a disease that dramatically increases the risk of esophageal cancer.

Liver disease

Liver disease is actually a collection of many diseases that can affect the human liver. The football-size organ sits below the rib cage toward the right side of the abdomen. It is vital to life. Without it, you cannot digest food, absorb nutrients or rid your body of toxins.

Dr. Girard also treats:

  • Celiac disease
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Abdominal pain and diarrhea
  • Gas and bloating

Get an expert opinion about your digestive condition from a board-certified, fellowship-trained physician. To schedule an appointment, call 302-633-5755 or use our online Request an Appointment form. For more information, please visit our main website at girardgastro.com.