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GERD–Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Trial By Fire

June 5th, 2017|

Digestive Disease Consultants of Orlando hereby introduce “Elena.”  She is a 46-year-old patient with a condition known as GERD.  You might know this acronym stands for “gastroesophageal reflux disease.”   But Elena calls the condition by a special name “Gertie.”  Consequently, new friends laugh when they offer her foods that “Gertie won’t allow her to [...]

Memorial Day Message And Tips On A Summer Digestive Issue!

May 28th, 2017|

Memorial Day 2017:  "We are the Land of the Free Because We are the Home of the Brave..." We interrupt our typical style of blogging gastroenterology topics to bring you best wishes for the great American holiday known as Memorial Day. We hope you will hold our wishes in your hearts long after [...]

Polyps: Petrifying or Petty Problems?

May 12th, 2017|

Polyps?!  What does it mean if your doctor finds polyps in your colon?  Sometimes, during a routine colonoscopy,  doctors and staff at DDC of Orlando discover colon polyps on the lining of the large intestine.  This results in some patients becoming unduly alarmed when we inform them.   These are small growths or tiny tumors lodged [...]

Diverticulum Diary: Harmless Pouch or Pocket Full of Trouble?

May 1st, 2017|

No one really knows exactly what causes a Diverticulum to form.  We do know a Diverticulum is generally defined as a pouch that forms on the large intestine adults.  If you have more than one of these pouches, you have Diverticula.  Thus, Diverticula refers to plural or several Diverticulum.  We blogged about them in our most recent article. [...]