Upper endoscopy

Upper endoscopy What is an upper endoscopy? An upper endoscopy is a procedure to look at the lining of the upper digestive tract. The upper digestive tract includes the esophagus (food pipe), the stomach, and the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). A long, thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera inside is …

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Celiac disease

Celiac disease What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is when your immune system attacks your own tissues when you eat gluten. This damages your small intestine, which affects your absorption of nutrients. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found in foods like bread, pasta, pizza, and cereal. It is …

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GERDX What is GERDX? It is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure that involves tightening of the junction between your food pipe (esophagus) and stomach in patients diagnosed with chronic gastroesophageal reflux. How to prepare for the GERDX procedure? You will be provided with instructions from your gastroenterologist at Charme Day Surgery Center about what to …

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Acid reflux and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

Acid reflux and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease What is Acid reflux? Acid reflux is when stomach acid travels up toward the throat and causes a burning sensation in the chest (heartburn). If that continues to happen, it’s called gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. You might have acid reflux if you’re experiencing the following symptoms: Heartburn, which is a …

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