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Pillcam Colonoscopy: Swallowing a Mini-Camera for Your GI Tract

September 13th, 2017|

The Pillcam colonoscopy is good news for many patients and gastroenterologists everywhere.  You might have already heard of the Pillcam.  And you might have scoffed, thinking this technology was surely some kind of futuristic medical science fiction.  No, it exists, and it’s available now. It is true that Pillcam is the common term for a [...]

Replace Sigmoidoscopy with A Kinder, Gentler Colonoscopy

August 31st, 2017|

At DDC Orlando a patient occasionally objects strongly to a colonoscopy.  "No, doctor, I prefer a sigmoidoscopy."  Our 48-year-old case study patient, Liz added, with anxiety, "My mom had both of those procedures.  And the sigmoidoscopy was so much easier.  With the colonoscopy, she woke up on the table with awful pain.  I’d rather have [...]

Proton Pump Inhibitors Require Close Attention

August 21st, 2017|

Proton-Pump Inhibitors are not breath mints.  They are serious drugs that work wonders if you have GERD or other esophageal problems.  The Digestive Disease Consultants, Orlando started to call this article “PPI’s are not candy,” because many recent articles have asserted various risks associated with these drugs often prescribed for GERD.  Millions of people now [...]

Barrett’s Esophagus and the Secrets of RF Ablation Therapy

August 11th, 2017|

Patients with Barrett's Esophagus have a new hero.  RF Ablation therapy for Barrett’s Esophagus is a relatively new technological break-through. Especially for Barrett's Esophagus Patients, we Reveal the secrets of RF Ablation Technology. At DDC Orlando, we see patients now leading full lives due to extraordinary results from medical techniques that were not readily [...]