Dec282017
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What Are the Causes of Dysphagia?

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Swallowing is a complex process that’s usually completed easily. But if you have dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), the process of moving food or liquid from your mouth into your stomach can become difficult, painful, or even impossible.   In this blog, board-certified Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony Borcich outlines the causes of dysphagia.   What are its symptoms? You may experience one or more of the following symptoms if you have dysphagia: Pain when swallowing Being unable to swallow Feeling like food is stuck in your throat, chest, or behind your breastbone […]
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Nov202017
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Am I Gluten Intolerant?

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Awareness of gluten intolerance has risen substantially in the past few years, with many people finding that eliminating gluten from their diets improves their health.   In this blog, board-certified Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony S. Borcich explains how you can find out if you’re gluten intolerant.   What is gluten intolerance? Gluten is a protein that’s found in foods such as wheat, rye, and barley. It acts as a glue that helps hold foods together. Many foods contain gluten, including noodles, breads, pastries, granola bars, French fries, candy bars, and […]
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Nov12017
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When Should I See a Stomach Doctor?

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A stomach doctor – also called a gastroenterologist – handles ailments of the digestive system, including everything from esophageal problems to liver disease.   In this blog, Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony Borcich explains the symptoms as well as the need for screenings that should prompt you to make an appointment with a stomach doctor.   What is a stomach doctor? A gastroenterologist specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. This includes the stomach, intestines, esophagus, liver, pancreas, colon, and rectum.   This type of specialist has advanced […]
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Sep292017
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Symptoms of Pancreatic Diseases

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You’ve probably heard of the pancreas, but you may not necessarily be aware of its purpose and diseases that can develop in it. But issues with this organ should be addressed as quickly as possible to avoid permanent damage.   In this blog, board-certified NYC gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony S. Borcich explains what you need to know about pancreatic diseases, including symptoms you should look out for.   What is the pancreas? The pancreas is a large organ that’s located behind the stomach and next to the small intestine. It’s made […]
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Aug312017
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Can Celiac Disease be Treated?

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Celiac disease is a lifelong condition, but many people who have it aren’t properly diagnosed. Receiving an accurate diagnosis is the first step toward starting effective treatment that can alleviate symptoms and prevent serious complications.   In this blog, Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony Borcich explains how celiac disease can be treated.   What is celiac disease? This disease is characterized by an immune reaction to gluten, a protein that’s found in wheat, barley, and rye – as well as in any food that’s made with these grains.   If you […]
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Jul312017
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What is a Polypectomy?

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Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. for men as well as women. A polypectomy can be a powerful tool to help lower this rate by detecting and removing polyps before they become cancerous.   In this blog, Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony C. Borcich explains more about this procedure.   What is a polypectomy? This procedure allows your doctor to remove polyps from the inner lining of your colon (which is also called the large intestine). These abnormal growths are usually harmless and often cause […]
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Jun302017
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Looking for Hemorrhoid Treatment in NYC?

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By about age 50, chances are better than even that you’ve dealt with hemorrhoids at some point. They can be irritating and painful, and in some cases, they may need medical treatment.   In this blog, gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony Borcich, who offers hemorrhoid treatment in NYC, explains more about hemorrhoids and how they can be treated.   What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids, which are also called piles, are swollen clumps of veins around the anus or in the lower rectum. These veins can stretch under pressure, and when they swell and […]
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May312017
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Am I Suffering from a Stomach Ulcer?

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Stomach ulcers can cause pain and other uncomfortable symptoms, and if they’re not treated, they could get worse and cause even more serious health issues.   In this blog, dual fellowship-trained Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony Borcich provides information that can help you recognize symptoms that can be associated with a stomach ulcer so you can get the treatment you need.   What is a stomach ulcer? A stomach ulcer – which is also called a peptic ulcer – is an open sore in your stomach lining or in the first […]
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May12017
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What Are the Common Causes of Abdominal Pain?

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Abdominal pain is a fairly common symptom, and it’s often nothing to be concerned about. In some cases, however, this type of pain could be evidence of a condition that warrants medical evaluation and treatment.   In this blog, Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony Borcich explains some of the common causes of abdominal pain and how to know whether you need to see a specialist about this type of pain.   What are the causes of abdominal pain? Abdominal pain can be caused by a wide variety of conditions, including the […]
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Mar302017
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What is an EGD Test & What is it Used for?

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What is an EGD test? An EGD test is a procedure in which a doctor passes a thin, flexible, lighted tube called an endoscope down your throat to see the lining of your esophagus, stomach, and the first part of your small intestine (duodenum). An EGD test is also known as an esophagogastroduodenoscopy, upper GI endoscopy, or an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. If you have symptoms such as difficulty swallowing or persistent heartburn, an EGD test may help your doctor diagnose the cause of your symptoms and develop a treatment plan […]
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