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Disclaimer – Use At Your Own Risk: The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as advice for any individual case or situation. We will not be liable for any losses or damages in connection with the use of the information from these blogs. All blogs are meant to be educational. We advise always consulting with a professional before attempting anything written in a blog. We can not guarantee all of the services that we write about in our blogs. Any attempt to perform anything written in a blog can result in serious injury or fatality without expert guidance and oversight.

Common Feeding Tube Complications

Nov 14, 2018

A feeding tube is self-explanatory. Placement of one is called Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) procedure and consists of a tube being placed through a small cut in the abdomen to get food and drink directly to your stomach. There are a variety of reasons why someone may need to have a feeding tube placed. If […]

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Why a Gastroenterologist Might Use an Ultrasound

Oct 24, 2018

A gastroenterologist is a specialist who diagnoses and treats diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and liver. You may be referred to a gastroenterologist for a routine colonoscopy or if you are experiencing problems with your esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, or liver. One of the tests your gastroenterologist may […]

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Wireless pH Monitoring vs the Catheter System

Oct 12, 2018

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that affects the muscles spanning the area between the stomach and esophagus. In this malady, stomach acid backs up into the esophagus causing heartburn and other related conditions and resulting in a decline in overall health and comfort. The pH monitoring (measurement of alkalinity or acidity) of […]

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Halo Ablation Complications

Sep 24, 2018

If you suffer from Barrett’s esophagus, a complication often associated with long-term gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you know it comes with an increased risk of esophageal cancer. Halo ablation is one of the preferred treatments for Barrett’s esophagus, but is it safe? Find out whether you should be concerned about the risk of complication from […]

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Detecting Small Bowel Bleeding with Capsule Endoscopy

Sep 15, 2018

While it’s called the “small” bowel, the small intestine is actually the longest part of the gastrointestinal tract. Until the advent of capsule endoscopy, it was difficult to pinpoint the cause of suspected internal bleeding without invasive procedures. Finding the source of internal bleeding throughout the GI tract is important, as ulcers, Crohn’s disease, polyps […]

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New Studies May Help Detect Colon Cancer Earlier

Aug 24, 2018

A colonoscopy has long been used to help detect colon cancer. Studies are consistently being performed to help increase the efficacy of colonoscopies, so colon cancer can be detected earlier. If more, and smaller, colon polyps can be detected and removed using these methods, the number of cases of cancer can be reduced. In the […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Acid Reflux

Aug 15, 2018

Acid reflux can be caused by many things. Being overweight or pregnant can cause pressure in the belly that leads to frequent heartburn. GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, can be a pain, literally. Plus, there are those of us who have occasional acid reflux with no apparent cause. However, once you know what you can […]

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ACS Recommends Early Colorectal Cancer Screening

Jul 23, 2018

Due to recent increases in colorectal cancer diagnoses, the ACS has recommended that colorectal cancer screening is now done much earlier. It isn’t just the American Cancer Society, or ACS, that is recommending early colorectal cancer screening. They are joined in this decision by the US Preventive Task Force. As colorectal cancer is the 2nd […]

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Vitamin D and Colorectal Cancer

Jul 16, 2018

More and more ways of preventing, or controlling, cancer are being found every day. Recently, a link between Vitamin D levels and those with colorectal cancer has been found. While more investigating through clinical trials is currently underway, Vitamin D levels do have an impact on the mortality rates and survival rates of those with […]

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Top Medications for Stomach Ulcers

Jun 22, 2018

Stomach ulcers can be a pain, literally. There are several ways to treat them and your doctor can help you create a treatment plan that won’t just treat symptoms but also allow the stomach ulcers to heal. If you have sharp pains in your stomach, acid reflux or other symptoms, you may want to make […]

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