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Gastroenterology Sep 3, 2021

Setting the Record Straight

The terms heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion are often used interchangeably. While related, these common gastrointestinal conditions and symptoms are considered separate issues. UT Health Austin Digestive Health experts set the record straight by explaining the differences.

Gastroenterology Jul 2, 2020

Summer Fun, Food, and…Heartburn?

With the summer weather comes some of the best food and drinks! But, for those suffering from acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), eating or drinking these summertime favorites may make for uncomfortable days and sleepless nights. Find out how you can avoid the burn.

Cancer Gastroenterology Mar 20, 2019

Livestrong Cancer Institute’s Approach to Care With the Launch of the New Gastrointestinal Cancer Clinic

Overall, it is estimated that more than 15.5 million adults and children with a history of cancer are living in the United States today, a number that is expected to increase to over 20 million by 2026. More people are living longer after a cancer diagnosis. The focus has moved past helping people survive, and toward helping them thrive.

Gastroenterology Mar 20, 2019

What is Barrett’s Esophagus?

Barrett’s Esophagus is a condition that can occur in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. It affects 1-2% of the adult population in the United States. But what exactly is it and how do you know you have it? Anyone with a history of GERD should be screened regularly for Barrett's Esophagus as progression can lead to esophageal cancer.

Gastroenterology Videos Jun 4, 2018

Meet Dr. Buckley

Barrett’s esophagus is a condition in which cells lining the esophagus have changed into types of intestinal cells that are not normal and increase risk of cancer of the esophagus. If you have acid reflux particularly uncontrolled symptoms or have been on medication for many years, you should speak to your gastroenterologist (GI) about this and having an endoscopy.