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Topics & Tags: Granite Peaks Gastroenterology

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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