News


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…

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 @ 8:11PM

Bloating and Sucrose Intolerance: The Missing Link

Bloating, or the feeling or having a distended abdomen full of gas, is an extremely common complaint heard in gastroenterology offices, by pediatricians and family medicine doctors. Many diseases can cause bloating and doctors are relatively proficient at detecting potential causes of this condition such as (Celiac disease, lactose intolerance…

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 @ 7:45PM

GH Clinical Update

Was that great or what?! For those of you who may not know what I am talking about, I am referring to the GH Clinical Update that was held March 2016 at the Biltmore Hotel. Three years since its revival, this year’s conference exceeded even my own lofty expectations. After…

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 @ 11:46AM

Hepatitis c

Hepatitis is a significant medical problem both in the United States as well as worldwide. 170 million people are thought to harbor the virus globally, and it is estimated that 1.8% of the US population (about 4 million Americans) are infected with the hepatitis C virus. It is the most common cause of…

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 @ 11:43AM

GH CLINICAL UPDATE

Medicine is dedicated to helping  people. While the initial intent is to fully heal patients, I find that  many  times  we cannot completely do so with one diagnosis, and instead we  offer to help  them  the best that  we can. The knowledge of how  to go about  this does not happen from  one day to the next. It involves the greater portion of a decade to acquire the…

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 @ 11:38AM

Healthy aging after 50

Grains Carbohydrates are the main source of energy in ourcbodies. Creating the balance between consuming the right kinds and amounts of carbohydrates is key. Some examples are whole grains, fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber and can help maintain a healthy digestive tract, stabilize blood sugars and make you…

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 @ 11:32AM

Food Allergies in Children

What is a Food Allergy? A food allergy is an immunologically mediated adverse reaction to food or food ingredients. Infants and children are particularly prone to allergies. It occurs in 5.5%-6% of infants in the first three years of life. 90% of those allergies can be attributed to five or six foods: Cow’s…