Colorectal cancer diagnosis in New York City

Are You at Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

Published on: Jun 10, 2016

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that over 135,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S. It is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the country, but with ongoing medical ...

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Gluten: How It Impacts You

Published on: May 12, 2016

Over the last two years the gluten-free market has exploded, and along with it have come hordes of individuals who have decided to remove gluten from their diets in an attempt to feel better and more energized. ...

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Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and Dementia

Published on: May 03, 2016

In early February 2016, there were multiple news reports about proton pump inhibitors (one of the classes of medications we use to treat acid reflux) and dementia risk in the elderly. The media attention came from an ...

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IBS: Why You Should See a Doctor

Published on: Apr 12, 2016

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a very common condition that affects the digestive system and usually manifests as bouts of abdominal cramping, diarrhea, bloating and/or constipation. Symptoms of IBS vary between different individuals with some having more ...

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Upper Endoscopy for Acid Reflux

Published on: Jan 27, 2016

If you’ve ever eaten a lot of fried or greasy food in one sitting, chances are that you’re familiar with acid reflux, also known as heartburn. You may not however, be sure how it happens. Acid reflux ...

GERD, Part 3

Published on: Jun 23, 2015

So what is the best way to minimize GERD?  Starting with choosing foods that are low in caffeine, chocolate, citrus, fried tomatoes ,fried onions should provide initial relief.  Furthermore, cutting down on social alcohol intake may improve ...

GERD, Part 2

Published on: Jun 23, 2015

Anatomically, our mouth is connected to the pharynx which is in turn connected to the esophagus.  The esophagus is a muscular tube that has two muscular doors.  On the upper end of the esophagus is the Upper ...

GERD, Part 1

Published on: Jun 23, 2015

To a busy New Yorker GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux) is a huge nuisance.  Williamsburg, Westchester, Bay Ridge, Tribeca and every other borough suffers from what we call “the acid reflux”.   Usually descried as an unpleasant burning in ...

LINX procedure for Reflux

Published on: Jan 28, 2015

If you suffer from reflux and are considering a surgical option, LINX may be right for you.  For more information, please see “Heartburn” under the “Our Specialty” tab.

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