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Can you have your colonoscopy and endoscopy on the same day?

I’ve heard it dozens of times: My gastroenterologist says s/he can’t do my endoscopy and colonoscopy on the same day. Sometimes it’s because it was considered too “dangerous”. Occasionally it’s because “that’s not the way we do it”. Sorry, that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Doc, can I use this natural supplement?

A little while back, I saw a patient in my reflux practice who had recently stopped her PPI and substituted licorice root to help keep her acid reflux symptoms under control. She told me that her symptoms were still under … Continue reading

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DDW Day 3

Yesterday was a good day for esophageal research and topics.  I attended a session on GERD pharmacotherapy and GERD diagnosis, and the poster session.  The video blog is (ahem) still uploading…I’ll get that link up here shortly. The very brief … Continue reading

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DDW Day 2

So my first day of live tweeting from DDW went fairly well.  I only attended 2 sessions and presented my poster.  Unfortunately I didn’t get to see any other posters because of the amazing foot traffic at my poster that … Continue reading

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A Physician’s View about Medical Necessity

“Doc, do I really NEED this medication?” In my practice, I seem to hear this question (or something like it) on a daily basis.  The question is not always about a medication, maybe it’s about a lab test or a … Continue reading

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But I Have Reflux…

When I first started this blog, I promised topics about gastroenterology and esophageal problems.  So let me talk about one today.  I consider this the most fundamental issue I see in my office on a regular basis: the difference between … Continue reading

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My Friend’s Endoscopy, Part II

Sorry for the delay in the next blog post.  Family vacation called! In my last blog, my friend Alan, a healthy 39-year old man, had just gotten an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy for reasons that were “soft” as we … Continue reading

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