Gastroenterology

Heart of the Burn

While the month of February is dedicated to heart health awareness, we decided to find out about another subject close to our hearts… heartburn. Severe heartburn and a heart attack can be hard to tell apart. If tests reveal that heartburn, also called GERD, turns out to be the culprit, you may be referred to a gastroenterologist for a work up.

The specialists at Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates talked to us about how they treat their patients with GERD.

Understanding Ulcers

For the last hundred years doctors thought that stress, spicy foods, and alcohol caused most stomach ulcers. Today, we know that peptic ulcers, which form in the upper part of the small intestine, are actually caused by a bacteria discovered as recently as the 1980s.

We spoke with the specialists at Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates to find out more about this bacteria and how doctors treat these kinds of ulcers.