1. Understanding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

    Acid reflux is a very common occurrence. Many people experience this from time to time, and it generally brings no other side effects besides mild discomfort. However, chronic and persistent instances of acid reflux can point to gastroesophageal reflux disease, in which discomfort and irritation become common. In this post, we will be going over some of the various aspects of acid reflux and GERD,…Read More

  2. Understanding Lactose Intolerance

    Have you been feeling off after eating certain foods? Are common food items such as milk and cheese causing discomfort that is hard to discuss or reveal to others? If this has become a persistent issue, chances are that you could have a lactose intolerance issue. Read on to learn more about lactose intolerance and how it can affect you, and be sure to contact AGH of Greater Washington to gather ex…Read More

  3. Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Lately, you’ve been feeling a little off. It isn’t noticeable to the outside world, but you are noticing it personally throughout daily activities. Because this has been going on for a long time, you realize that something is wrong and won’t just subside on its own. If this is resonating with you, there is a possibility that you are experiencing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Read on to lea…Read More

  4. Understanding Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

    What is flexible sigmoidoscopy? Flexible sigmoidoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the rectum and a portion of the colon (large intestine) by inserting a flexible tube about the thickness of your finger into the anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and lower part of the colon. What preparation is required? Your doctor will tell you what cleansing routine to use. In general, prep…Read More

  5. Understanding Endoscopic Ultrasonography

    What is EUS? Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) allows your doctor to examine your esophageal and stomach linings as well as the walls of your upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. The upper tract consists of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum; the lower tract includes your colon and rectum. EUS is also used to study other organs that are near the gastrointestinal tract, including the lungs, liv…Read More

  6. Understanding Upper Endoscopy

    What is upper endoscopy? Upper endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (the first portion of the small intestine). Your doctor will use a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope, which has its own lens and light source, and will view the images on a video monitor. Why is upper endoscopy done?…Read More

  7. Make the Best Choice for Your Endoscopic Procedure

    Why Should You Choose an ASGE Member for Your Endoscopic Procedure? Having an ASGE member perform your endoscopic procedures ensures that you are in the hands of someone who is highly trained. Physicians and surgeons who are members of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) have highly specialized training in endoscopic procedures of the digestive tract, including upper GI (gas…Read More