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.
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.
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.
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.