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Want Relief for Irritable Bowel Syndrome?  See a Gastroenterologist.

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Jun 3, 2020 7:30:00 AM

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects about 11% of the global population, but only 30% of those people seek a physician's guidance in treating symptoms.

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diarrhea, IBS, SIBO, constipation, stomach pain

The Importance of Getting a Colonoscopy to Screen for Colon Cancer

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Apr 27, 2020 7:30:00 AM

It's commonly said that getting annual colonoscopies as you age is something that most people should prioritize. This is especially true for men.

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colon cancer, rectal bleeding, colonoscopy, constipation

The Many Dangers (And Solutions) to Untreated Acid Reflux

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Feb 24, 2020 6:45:00 AM

Over 60 million Americans have heartburn at least once a month. Chances are, you're one of these Americans.

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Reflux, acid reflux, sleep disturbance, TIF, fundoplication, LINX, GERD, LPR, EsophyX, esophageal cancer, endoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, Barrett's Esophagus, Stretta

5 Signs You Need to Visit Your Gastroenterologist ASAP

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Dec 17, 2019 11:31:40 PM

Your gastrointestinal system is extremely important to your overall health and well being. This can be accompanied by obesity, which is a risk factor for several conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

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diarrhea, rectal bleeding, gluten, Probiotics, healthy gut, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, heartburn, bowel difficulties, colonoscopy, GI Doctor

Obesity and Chronic Disease: The Scary Facts You Need to Know

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Dec 4, 2019 1:27:27 PM
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Obesity, chronic disease

Incisionless Anti-reflux Therapy: a chance to stop your reflux drugs.

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Jun 5, 2019 10:54:02 AM

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a life-affecting condition that affects as many as 20% of the population. Given the prevalence of GERD, the quest for suitable treatment methods has been a relentless one— but often to little effect.

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Obesity, Reflux, fundoplication, atypical reflux, heartburn, EsophyX, incisionless surgery, GERD Awareness Week

Concerns about PPI Therapy For GERD

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Jul 28, 2018 9:02:24 PM

Acid reflux, generally stated as Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), affecting around one-third of the American population. This disorder arises when the uppermost portion of the digestive region is not working accurately, causing stomach contents to move back into the esophagus. The most common symptoms of this disease is heartburn, the sensation of liquid or food coming up into the throat and a sour taste. The most effective therapy for relieving the symptoms of GERD is proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as lansoprazole, esomeprazole, and omeprazole. This is a class of medications which have emerged as the most effective therapy, improving life quality, healing and preventing the damage to the esophagus (1). PPIs work by obstructing an enzyme in the lining of the stomach which is essential for acid secretion. Side effects which some patients report comprise a headache, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, and nausea. They usually resolve on their own and patients can usually carry on taking their PPI medication (2). A different, incisionless, transoral endoscopic treatment has been developed to help correct the mechanical flaws of the valve between the lower esophagus and stomach that cause GERD.

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acid reflux, heartburn, EsophyX

To Balloon Fix or Not to Balloon Fix for Weight Loss

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Apr 3, 2016 11:52:11 AM

 

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Obesity

Stomach Balloons For Weight Control: Are You A Candidate?

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on May 4, 2015 8:30:00 AM

 

 

Gastric Balloon placement is a non-surgical, completely reversible procedure that is proven to be extremely effective as a treatment for obesity. The procedure offers numerous advantages over traditional diets, weight loss programs, and invasive surgical procedures. It can be an excellent option for individuals who have been unsuccessful at their weight loss attempts, do not qualify for other forms of bariatric surgery, or are interested in alternative solutions to meet their weight loss goals. 

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Obesity, obesity surgery

Failed Gastric Bypass Surgery - Why Does it Happen?

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Feb 16, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most common weight loss procedures performed today. With almost half of Americans being labeled as obese, or morbidly obese, many are exploring their weight loss options. Gastric bypass is among the most popular options available.

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