Endoscope Offers Smart Fixes for Your Serious Digestive Problems

Today, many GI tract diseases that once required surgery can be treated without incisions. Two such conditions include achalasia, a swallowing disorder, and early-stage gastric and esophageal cancers. The techniques use specially equipped endoscopes, instruments that allow doctors to perform procedures by going through the patient’s mouth. The doctors then use surgical tools attached to … Read More

When You Think You Have Acid Reflux- But It’s Not (Video)

The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects your throat to your stomach. Achalasia is an uncommon condition in which the esophagus is unable to move food and sometimes liquids into the stomach. When people have this condition, a valve located at the end of the stomach — the lower esophageal sphincter — stays closed … Read More

What is Heartburn’s Link to Cancer?

Esophageal cancer is a relatively rare cancer which traditionally has been challenging to treat. Esophageal cancers are either squamous cell carcinomas or adenocarcinomas.  These two types differ in their risk factors, where they appear in the esophagus and in their treatment options. Squamous cell carcinomas are the most common form of esophageal cancer worldwide but … Read More

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