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 Used for?

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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 to help.   In this blog, Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony Borcich will explain what an EGD test is used for.   What is an EGD test? An EGD test – also known as an esophagogastroduodenoscopy, upper GI endoscopy, or an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy – enables your doctor to see the lining of your esophagus, stomach, and the first part of your […]
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Mar22017
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What Causes Celiac Disease?

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Celiac disease affects around 3 million Americans, many of whom don’t know they have this condition. It can cause a variety of symptoms as well as increase the possibility of long-term health issues, so if you have this disease, it’s important to get a correct diagnosis and begin treatment. In this blog, Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony Borcich will explain what you need to know about celiac disease (also known as gluten intolerance), including what causes this condition. What is celiac disease? This disease is a chronic autoimmune disorder that’s triggered […]
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Jan312017
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Who is a Candidate for Colon Cancer Screening?

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Colon cancer screening is an important tool that allows your doctor to find and remove polyps before they turn into cancer. It can also detect the existence of colorectal cancer, which is very treatable if caught early.   In this blog, Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony Borcich will explain more about colon cancer screening, including who is a candidate for this type of procedure.   Why is colon cancer screening important? Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of non-skin cancer in both men and women, and it’s the second […]
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Dec312016
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What Are the Symptoms of Dysphagia?

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Most of the time, swallowing food or drink is something everyone does without thinking much about. When this happens, the muscles in your throat and esophagus contract, and food is easily moved from your mouth to your stomach. In some cases, however, swallowing can become difficult, which can indicate a medical problem.   In this blog, Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony Borcich will explain swallowing issues, including dysphagia symptoms.   What is dysphagia? Dysphagia is a condition that makes moving food or drink from your mouth to your stomach more difficult […]
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Nov292016
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How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

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Colorectal cancers are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. The American Cancer Society recommends that starting at age 50, men and women at average risk for developing colorectal cancer have a screening test such as a colonoscopy. If you have an increased risk of colorectal cancer, your doctor may recommend that you start screening before age 50.   Your risk may be increased if you’ve previously had colorectal cancer, adenomatous polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, or a family history of colorectal cancer or polyps.   In this […]
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