Digestive Health April 1, 2021
Is it time for a gut check?
Learn about common gastrointestinal issues during National Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month this April with information from Benjamin VanCura, M.D. Don’t brush discomfort aside when help is available.
Digestive Health January 1, 2019
Putting the kibosh on GERD: Learn how Scott Stordahl was able to stop taking PPI meds
Scott Stordahl couldn’t remember a time when he didn’t struggle with heartburn. After undergoing the TIF procedure at NCH, the northwest suburban man is thankful those days are in the past.
Digestive Health December 21, 2018
‘No-no’ foods for GERD patient are now a ‘yes, yes’
When Jakub Koziuk thinks back to his worst gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) moments, he recalls how horrible bananas were to digest, and how often he’d regurgitate his food back up and have to swallow it down again.
GERD gone, thanks to TIF procedure
Usually heartburn is the key symptom of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), a common digestive disorder that results in acid reflux and affects about 30 percent of Americans. But Nancy L., a 63-year-old retired Barrington resident started out with a strange symptom. She kept losing her voice.
Digestive Health October 18, 2018
Is it IBD or something else?
Sotirios Vasilopoulos, M.D., a board-certified gastroenterologist who specializes in IBD management and advanced endoscopy, describes the differences between IBD and other diseases.
Digestive Health September 18, 2018
How’s your colon health?
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. Colon cancer screening tests can save lives by detecting cancer early on and by preventing it.
Digestive Health May 18, 2018
Can you multi-task better than your liver?
A multi-functional organ, the liver often is taken for granted by people who don’t understand its importance until they experience some form of liver disease. We talked to a specialist to gain a better understanding of why the liver is so important and the diagnostic technology now available at NCH.
Digestive Health February 15, 2018
Heartburn? We’ve got you covered
This heart-healthy and heartburn-prone recipe will have you seeing green, not firey red! Find out how to prepare a delicious pesto to be paired with your favorite vegetable pasta.
Digestive Health January 15, 2018
New hope for patients with IBS
The Low FODMAP Diet has been proven effective in relieving symptoms patients suffer from with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Ami Behara, M.D., NCH Medical Group Board-certified Gastroenterologist, and Lori Mager, M.B.A., RDN, LDN, CDE, NCH's Clinical Nutrition Manager, guide patients on how to figure out if the Low FODMAP diet is right for them.
Digestive Health September 27, 2017
Interventional gastroenterology: An overview and why training and experience are key
Willis Parsons, M.D., Medical Director of the NCH Gastroenterology Center, Board-Certified Gastroenterologist started the NCH Reflux Center along with Gary Chmielewski, M.D., Thoracic Surgeon and Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center to treat patients with acid reflux and swallowing disorders.