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Diseases of the
Stomach and Duodenum

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Gastric Cancer

Gastric cancer, also known as gastric carcinoma, is a cancer that starts in the stomach. At one point it was the second most common cancer in the world, but has since declined.Read more


Gastritis occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed or swollen. There can be many possible causes for gastritis and can last from short time periods to many years. Read more


Gastroparesis is an uncommon disorder where the stomach is unable to empty its contents but there are no apparent signs of any blockage. In most cases the cause is unknown. Read more

Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia

Non-ulcer dyspepsia is a common problem where patients suffer from indigestion and other symptoms suggestive of an ulcer, yet no abnormality is found upon investigation. Read more

Peptic Ulcers

A peptic ulcer refers to a break in the surface lining of the stomach that is deep enough to produce a shallow crater (ulcer) in the wall of the duodenum or, less commonly, the stomach. Read more

Why should I visit the Medical University of South Carolina?

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Your doctor will probably agree with you about your preference to come to MUSC. We offer excellent patient care at a state-of-the-art facility, in a historic setting in the southeastern United States. Our doctors are nationally ranked among the highest in the nation. We employ a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of patients using the latest technology in medicine.

Come see why MUSC is changing what's possible®.

Read more about why you should choose MUSC for your healthcare needs.