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  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Barrett's Esophagus and Ablation Therapies

    Media Backgrounder   Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Barrett's Esophagus and Ablation Therapies Key points: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is very common, affecting 20% of Americans. Classic symptoms include heartburn and regurgitation. Other symptoms may include chest discomfort, asthma and/or a cough. Treatment can include lifestyle changes, over-the-c…
  • Foreign Object Removal

    Media Backgrounder Foreign Body Removal Both children and adults may accidentally ingest foreign bodies (i.e. foreign objects such as coins, batteries, toys, pins, dentures etc., and food items such as pieces of meat or bones [chicken or fish]). These items may get stuck or lodged at various locations in the gastrointestinal tract and all require removal. Other objects require removal even if the…
  • Endoscopic Procedures

    Media Backgrounder Endoscopic Procedures Colonoscopy: An examination of the inside of the colon, including the rectum, sigmoid colon, descending colon, transverse colon, ascending colon, and cecum (where the small bowel attaches to the large bowel), using an endoscope - a thin, lighted flexible tube inserted through the anus. More... Sigmoidoscopy: An examination of the inside of the rectum and …