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Liver Disease Awareness: A Wake-up Call

2018-05-23T13:40:54+00:00 September 24th, 2017|

Liver disease seems dark and mysterious, as does the organ itself.  At DDC Orlando, we have discovered that people seldom talk about their liver.  They might mention their heart, their brain or even their esophagus, but not the mysterious, misunderstood, neglected liver.  Maybe the general public is simply unaware of the importance of this [...]

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

2018-05-23T13:41:27+00:00 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 [...]

Replace Sigmoidoscopy with A Kinder, Gentler Colonoscopy

2018-05-23T13:41:58+00:00 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 [...]

Proton Pump Inhibitors Require Close Attention

2018-05-23T13:42:30+00:00 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 [...]