Gastroenterology

Digesting GERD

For over 80 years, doctors believed that stomach acid backing up through the esophagus, damaged the lining of the esophagus by causing chemical burns.A new study shows that the acid does not damage esophageal cells directly, but instead stimulates proteins, called cytokines, which are responsible for damaging the lining of the esophagus.

The specialists at Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates understand the complications surrounding GERD and have helped many patients manage the disease.

Help For Hep C

According to the FDA, drugs used to clear the virus from the body are not only more effective than they once were but also more tolerable for patients. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that is caused by different viruses. In the United States, Hepatitis C is the most common chronic blood-borne infection.

We spoke with the specialists at on Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates to find out more.