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By Granite Peaks Gastroenterology Eating a healthy diet is one of the best ways to give your body the right kind of fuel for good health and healthy weight management. In general, maintaining a healthy weight puts less pressure on the gastrointestinal (GI) system, decreasing symptoms for many GI conditions. However, some healthy foods can […]

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By May Marschner, PA and Dr. Andrew Heiner Fiber, fiber and more fiber…yes, it is important, but did you know it actually helps prevent hemorrhoids and may lower cholesterol? Most of us know a high-fiber diet has many health benefits, from improving digestion to lowering cholesterol and preventing some diseases. However, most Americans still struggle to get […]

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By Dr. Andrew Heiner, MD Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is an endoscopic technique used by gastroenterologists to view and treat specific issues within the gallbladder and the pancreatic and bile ducts. The ducts drain bile from the liver, gallbladder and pancreas, respectively, and feed that into the duodenum, the beginning of the small intestine. Reasons an ERCP […]

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By R. Kyle Barnett, MD What is GERD? Frequent heartburn may mean you have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a condition that lead to serious health problems. It is estimated that 40 percent of Americans are impacted by GERD. Symptoms of GERD may include heartburn, regurgitation, chronic cough, hoarseness, sore throat, chest pain, belching, asthma, and […]

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By Christopher Cutler, M.D. November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 22,000 people are diagnosed with stomach cancer every year in the United States, and 11,000 die from it. The physicians at Granite Peaks Gastroenterology would like to make you aware of the risk factors for stomach cancer: Age, gender, race – Stomach cancer most […]

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by Dr. Christopher Cutler In 2015, the American College of Gastroenterology published clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of Barrett’s esophagus (BE). The following is a summary of this guideline which the physicians at Granite Peaks Gastroenterology would like to share with you: —Screening of the general population for BE is not recommended. —Screening […]

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