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Our practice is solely dedicated to patients with Gastroenterology/Hepatology problems.

Gastroenterology is the medical specialty of the function and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, intestines, and associated organs.

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. The good news is more than 90% of colon Continue Reading

Long Term Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors

As recent research has shown, long-term use of proton pump inhibitors, medications used to relieve symptoms of Acid Reflux or GERD (Nexium, Prilosec, Omeprazole, Prevacid, AcipHex, Dexilant, and Protonix), may increase the risk of osteoporosis, altered absorption of vitamins and minerals (especially magnesium), infection, kidney impairment and possible dementia in some individuals. Our main goal Continue Reading

Gas Forming Foods: Which Foods Cause Gas?

Most foods that contain carbohydrates can cause gas. By contrast, fats and proteins cause little gas. Sugars- the sugars that cause gas are raffinose, lactose, fructose, and sorbitol: Raffinose: beans contain large amounts of this complex sugar. Smaller amounts are found in cabbage, Brussel sprouts, brocolit, asparagus, and other vegetables and whole grains. Lactose: lactose Continue Reading