Does GERD Affect Men and Women Differently?

While gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects both genders, women and men may experience reflux differently at various stages of life: Pregnancy Many females experience heartburn for the first-time during pregnancy. The growing baby can put pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and cause gastric acid to backflow into the esophagus. Heartburn symptoms usually intensify … Continued

Could it be Abdominal Pain Syndrome? Symptoms, Types and More

We’ve all experienced a stomachache, but have you ever wondered if your abdominal pain was something more serious?  Maybe you have acute abdominal pain, lasting only a few hours to a week or perhaps you have chronic abdominal pain, lasting three or more months. We get phone calls all the time from patients with stomach … Continued

Tips for Choosing Where to Have Your Procedure Done

As hospital costs increase, many patients are choosing Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) for outpatient procedures. ASCs are freestanding medical facilities that offer preventative services and surgical care. We have one in our practice adjacent to our medical offices. Proven to be convenient, efficient and cost-effective, ASCs offer an attractive alternative to a traditional hospital setting for … Continued

Renewing New Year’s Resolutions

As soon as the holiday season ends, we’re making New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, or start exercising. Yet, after a few months most of us have long forgotten our good intentions. If you’re like most of us and you tend to fall off the wagon, here are some tips to help you get … Continued