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Treatment at the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic got Joseph Yousefi back to doing what he loves.

Avoid heartburn this Thanksgiving. UT Health Austin Digestive Health experts share 15 tips for curbing GERD symptoms during the holidays.

UT Health Austin Digestive Health experts are the first and only in Central Texas to offer transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), a minimally invasive treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

After trying medication for years without any relief, UT Health Austin Digestive Health experts work with patient, Connor Brubaker, to find a permanent solution to the cause of his symptoms.

Gastroenterology Sep 3, 2021

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.

UT Health Austin board-certified gastroenterologist and fellowship-trained hepatologist Deepak Agrawal, MD, MPH, shares advice on when you should seek out the help of a gastrointestinal specialist.

Cancer Gastroenterology Apr 8, 2021

UT Health Austin gastroenterologists and surgical and non-surgical heartburn and esophageal disorder specialists discuss how chronic heartburn can be linked to increased cases of esophageal cancer.

UT Health Austin gastroenterologist Linda A. Feagins, MD, who serves as the Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease clinical practice within Digestive Health, provides an in-depth explanation of IBD, including types, common symptoms, causes, treatment, and more.

UT Health Austin and Ascension Seton are excited to announce a new clinical partnership in Digestive Health that brings specialized teams across healthcare entities together under the mission of transforming healthcare and redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society.

Gastroenterology Jul 2, 2020

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.

F. Tripp Buckley, MD, FACS, Director of the Heartburn and Esophageal Disorders Center shares advice for avoiding and treating Holiday Heartburn with KVUE.

Gastroenterology Jun 26, 2019

The pain of IBS is real, but it doesn't have to stand in your way. Learn how to manage the symptoms of IBS through diet, exercise and stress management.

Buddy lived with what he was told were stomach ulcers for over 20 years until was finally correctly diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. One surgery with Dr. Tripp Buckley fixed the problem and he's now living heartburn and pain free and able to enjoy eating any food he wants!

Barrett’s esophagus is a condition in which esophageal cells have changed into intestinal cells that are not normal, increasing risk of cancer of the esophagus. Dr. Kavitha Kumbum spoke with KXAN about Barrett’s Esophagus and what you can do about it.

Cancer Gastroenterology Mar 20, 2019

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

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.

March is colorectal cancer month! Colon Cancer is the 3rd highest cause of death in both men and women. In 2019, clinicians predict that over 150,000 new cases will be diagnosed with 51,000 deaths. Dr. Anna Capasso discusses incidence, screenings and care in an interview with KXAN.

Gastroenterology Oct 15, 2018

Tripp Buckley, M.D., Director of the Heartburn and Esophageal Disorders team within Digestive Health, suffered from GERD himself that affected his quality of life. Hear from him about how his experiences with the disease guides the way he treats his patients.

Gastroenterology Videos Jul 7, 2018

Dr. Tripp Buckley with UT Health Austin's Heartburn and Esophageal Disorders Center says that 60 million people suffer from GERD (gastrointestinal reflux disease), acid reflux or heartburn twice a day affecting their quality of life. Dr. Buckley and team conducted a study that looks at an outpatient surgical procedure to see if we can help those patients.

Gastroenterology Videos Jun 4, 2018

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.