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Friday, March 10th, 2017 @ 5:09PM

Do I Need to Stop My Heartburn Medication?

Your doctor puts you on acid reduction medication.  Or you pick up an over the counter medication to treat your heartburn.  And then you hear from your friend that these are bad medicines with lots of side effects, and now you’re scared.  Are your bones going to break?  Kidneys fail? …

Friday, March 10th, 2017 @ 5:00PM

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease – A Clinical Discussion on the Pathophysiology, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Gastroesophageal reflux is a condition characterized by the backward flow of gastric acid and at times gastric contents into the esophagus. The regurgitated contents may extend as far proximally as the pharynx.  Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) refers to the symptoms as well as damage that occurs secondary to the regurgitated…

Friday, March 10th, 2017 @ 4:58PM

Alternative Methods for Colon Cancer Screening

Colon cancer remains the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States. It is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths after lung cancer. In 2014, there were 137,000 new cases leading to 50,000 deaths. There is approximately a 5% lifetime risk of developing colon…

Friday, March 10th, 2017 @ 4:54PM

Microscopic Colitis

Colitis is an inflammation of the lining of the colon (large intestine) that can cause chronic diarrhea. There is a myriad of reasons why colitis may occur, including infection with bacteria, viruses, parasites, Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis.  Among the variations of colitis, microscopic colitis is unique.  A routine colonoscopy…

Friday, March 10th, 2017 @ 4:47PM

Surgical approach to colon cancer

Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US in both men and women, and it’s also the third leading cause of cancer deaths, overall. Recent estimates from the American Cancer Society indicated that approximately 140,000 patients were diagnosed with colon cancer in 2011 and approximately 49,000…

Friday, March 10th, 2017 @ 4:43PM

BALLOONGI: The weight loss solution without surgery

Obesity has become one of this country’s fastest growing medical epidemics, affecting over 78 million people. In fact, 1 in every 3 Americans are now considered obese. It is estimated that by 2030, 50% of all Americans will be obese. It is a major risk factor for developing high blood…

Monday, February 6th, 2017 @ 2:39PM

Gastro Health, LLC announces the acquisition of Douglas M. Weissman, M.D., P.A., one of the leading gastroenterology practices in Coral Springs, FL.

Miami, FL – February 1, 2017, Gastro Health, LLC (“Gastro Health”) today announced the acquisition of Douglas M. Weissman, M.D., P.A., one of the leading gastroenterology practices in Coral Springs, FL. Established in 1992, the private gastroenterology practice is led by Dr. Douglas M. Weissman who will continue providing the…

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 @ 8:34PM

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

NAFLD is an increasingly common chronic disease of the liver. This condition occurs in patients who have developed fat in their liver (steatosis) and in patients who have developed a chronic inflammation or scarring of the liver (fibrosis). The presence of both fat and fibrosis in the liver is called…

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 @ 8:31PM

The Importance of Our Microbiome

One of the most fascinating recent developments in medicine is our discovery of the importance of the microbiome in health and disease. What is this microbiome and how does it affect our lives? Over the last few years researchers have begun to discern the role of the microbiome in maintaining…

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 @ 8:19PM

Participate in Clinical Research and Help Make a Difference for the Future

Gastro Health offers an opportunity to participate in clinical trials for new medications. By volunteering to participate, our patients can help others by contributing to medical research. Our physicians have participated in the development of many important products for the treatment of gastrointestinal conditions. For example, our team has been…