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A Helpful Guide to Hiatal Hernias

A Helpful Guide to Hiatal Hernias

by Shearly (SU)
At Anne Arundel Gastroenterology Associates (AAGA), we believe that an informed patient is a healthier, happier patient. That’s why we created this complete guide to hiatal hernias. A hiatal hernia is frequently associated with GERD, which stands for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. When experiencing GERD, stomach acids reflux back up into the esophagus, creating feelings of burning, pain and potentially causing damage to the esophagus.

What is a Capsule Endoscopy?

What is a Capsule Endoscopy?

by Shearly (SU)
When a doctor needs to see what is going on in a patient’s GI track, they may perform a capsule endoscopy. What, exactly, is a capsule endoscopy? A capsule endoscopy is a procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera (in a pill-like capsule) that is essentially ingested and passes through your system, taking pictures of your digestive track.

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