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Gastroenterology

Learn about the innovative approaches Duke gastroenterologists use to treat people with digestive disorders.

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POEM Procedure Helps People with Achalasia Eat Again
POEM Procedure Helps People with Achalasia Eat Again

Achalasia can make swallowing nearly impossible. Many people with the disease require surgery to eat. Now, Duke doctors are using a less invasive procedure call ...

Four Questions to Ask Your Colonoscopy Doctor
Four Questions to Ask Your Colonoscopy Doctor

If your GI doctor finds and removes precancerous polyps during your colonoscopy, it could keep you from developing life-threatening colon cancer.

A Less Invasive Alternative for GERD
A Less Invasive Alternative for GERD

When antacids no longer alleviate the burning, belching symptoms of GERD, an acid reflux procedure performed through the mouth can provide much-needed relief. D ...

What You Need to Know About Your Colon
What You Need to Know About Your Colon

No one likes to discuss colon health, but it’s serious business. Learning how to take care of your colon can help ensure you and your loved ones lead healthier ...

Minimally Invasive Biliary Procedure Offers Relief From Past Surgery
Minimally Invasive Biliary Procedure Offers Relief From Past Surgery

When Jerry Adair sought care at Duke for an existing condition, he didn't know he was going to get a much better solution. The minimally invasive procedure he u ...

Enhanced Recovery Beneficial After Colorectal Surgery
Enhanced Recovery Beneficial After Colorectal Surgery

A hospital practice called enhanced recovery cuts hospital stays and readmission rates following colorectal surgery, according to Duke research.

Coffee and Tea May Be Good for Your Liver
Coffee and Tea May Be Good for Your Liver

Can caffeine reduce fatty liver in people who have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)? Findings from a study by an international team of Duke researchers ...

Why All The Buzz About Gluten-Free
Why All The Buzz About Gluten-Free

Today, gluten-free products and diets are all the rage. In fact, a recent study finds as many as 1.6 million Americans avoid gluten, even though they haven’t be ...

Myth or Fact: It Takes Seven Years to Digest Chewing Gum
Myth or Fact: It Takes Seven Years to Digest Chewing Gum

It can happen on purpose or by accident: One minute you’re chewing happily, then -- gulp! -- that flavorful wad of gum is in your stomach. And, the old adage sa ...