Heartburn/GERD At the entrance to the stomach is a valve, which is a ring of muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Normally, the LES closes as soon as food passes through it. If the LES doesn't close all the way or if it opens too often, acid produced by the stomach can move up…Read more
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By: Michael Battaglino MD Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are conditions that fall under the general category of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). These diseases affect about 1.4million people in America and are conditions we commonly treat at Wake Endoscopy Center. Inflammatory bowel disease, as the name implies, is a chronic inflammatory process of particular portions…Read more
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