Dr. Houghton discusses all of the following in the book:

  • Esophagus:
  • Heartburn and GERD
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Problems swallowing
  • Esophageal motility disorders
  • Esophageal strictures
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Esophageal Candidiasis
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Esophageal varices
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Schatzki ring
  • Stomach:
  • Gastritis
  • H. Pylori
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Gastric volvulus
  • Stomach cancer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Gastric varices
  • Upper GI bleed
  • Anemia
  • Small intestine:
  • Celiac disease
  • Small bowel ulcers
  • Small bowel bleeding
  • Small intestinal cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  • IBS
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Enteritis
  • Colon:
  • Colon cancer and screening
  • Colon polyps
  • Colon Infections
  • Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • C. diff
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Proctitis
  • Liver:
  • Fatty liver
  • NASH
  • Cirrhosis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A, B, C
  • Liver biopsy
  • Liver cysts
  • Splenomegaly
  • Ascites
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Gallstones
  • Bile acid diarrhea
  • Pancreas:
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Other:
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Biopsies in Endoscopy
  • Cannabis in GI
  • Insurance in Healthcare
  • The Microbiome
  • Artificial Intelligence in GI


Have digestive problems? Unsatisfied with your doctor visits? Then this is a must-read!

Renowned Gastroenterologist Dr. Jesse Houghton takes the most common gastrointestinal symptoms and diseases, and breaks each of them down into digestible information and pearls of wisdom that all patients can understand. What Your Doctor Doesn’t (Have the Time to) Tell You, covers all of the major gastrointestinal and liver diseases. From bloating to nausea, constipation to diarrhea, heartburn to problems swallowing, and even abnormal liver enzymes and pancreas problems. This book covers it all in an easy to understand and evidence-based format. Confusing “doctor speak” and unnecessary medical terms are avoided at all costs.

The book is arranged into sections corresponding to the anatomy of the GI tract, with all the major diseases of that section included. The diagnosis and treatment of each disease is explained in plain terms, all of which is evidenced based information that can be trusted. Natural treatments are also included where possible. Dr. Houghton has also included references to relevant articles, over forty high quality images, as well as a full glossary of medical terms, again explained in simple terms. What Your Doctor Doesn’t (Have the Time to) Tell You, is written as if Jesse Houghton is speaking directly to his patients and explaining their conditions and answering their questions. This book tells you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about your GI system!

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