Congrats to Dr. Andrew Zwick on perofrming the first TIF procedure at Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach FL this week.
Dr. Zwick already has his second patient scheduled for late October and has an excellent minimally invasive surgeon he’ll be partnering with on hiatal hernia concomitant with TIF procedures.
To learn more about the TIF Procedure, check out the video below.
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Our Dr. Zwick represented Delray Medical this weekend talking about his new procedure transoral incision-less fundoplication (TIF) to help patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The TIF procedure is performed from inside the patient’s stomach without incisions. This procedure delivers patient outcomes similar to those provided by conventional ARS procedures, but is less invasive, has fewer adverse effects and does not limit future treatment options.
Check out the interview here
Dr. Gerardo Lanes, President, Florida Gastroenterology Society, has successfully obtained the endorsement of Florida Congresswoman Abby Ross to support a bill Resolving for March to be recognized by the State of Florida formally as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Listen to Gerardo Lanes M.D. on a radio tour spreading awareness about Colorectal Cancer and the ways to prevent it.
Dr. Luckman on CBS 4 News spreading the word on the importance of a colonoscopy to detect colon cancer. Click here to see the article and video.
THE TOP DOCS 2016
264 physicians (featuring a few of our Digestive CARE™ physicians) in 45 specialties to solve all of your medical needs.
With help from Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., whose diligent team of researchers determined this year’s list of Top Docs, we bring you the the best of the best, who will be there for you in sickness and in health.
South Florida’s leader in Gastroenterology, Digestive CARE™ realeases new PSA
PRNewswire/ — Digestive CARE™ has issued a new PSA in an effort to bring more awareness to colon cancer screening and prevention. Digestive CARE™, a group of over 51 gastroenterologists and their staff at 23 locations throughout Broward, Palm Beach and Martin Counties, will help raise awareness of the most preventable and, if found early, most treatable form of cancer. Screening is the number one way you can reduce your risk of colon cancer. And the best part is, screening is easy!
Mitchell Davis, DO our Digestive CARE expert in Hepatitis participates in clinical trial and co-authors Annals of Internal Medicine article.
Sofosbuvir With Velpatasvir in Treatment-Naive Noncirrhotic Patients With Genotype 1 to 6 Hepatitis C Virus Infection: A Randomized Trial
A recent article in The Palm Beach Post featured our Digestive CARE physician Dr. Lawrence Fiedler.
The article points out “Morris, the Jupiter woman, credits Dr. Lawrence Fiedler at Boca Raton Regional Hospital in performing the implant and saving her life, saying she saw results within 24 hours. The donor for the implant was her adult granddaughter. Morris wanted to come forward to encourage others with C. difficile to get fecal implants.”
Read more from our Digestive CARE Dietitian, Holly Band, RD, LD/N
DID YOU KNOW MARCH IS NUTRITION MONTH?
This is the time to take steps in improving your diet and nutrition. This year’s Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Month theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” which encourages everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans that are focused on consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices and getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health.
Nutrition Month Weekly Tips: Week 1, Nutrition Month Weekly Tips: Week 2, Nutrition Month Weekly Tips: Week 3, Nutrition Month Weekly Tips: Week 4
Fecal Transplants May Benefit Patients With Clostridium Difficile Colitis
A 1,600-word article in the Dallas Morning News (1/23, Yasmin, 1.13M) reports on some of the potential benefits of fecal transplants. Research published in 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that “fecal transplants can cure more than 90 percent of patients” with Clostridium difficile colitis “within a few days.” The article points out that the FDA “allows fecal transplants to be used only in patients with C. difficile colitis for whom all other treatments have failed.”
We are happy to find the following article supporting an increase in awareness about colorectal cancer prevention. We performed over 32,000 colonoscopies in 2012 and have seen numerous patients that have added years to their life by scheduling regular checkups. Digestive CARE physician Ronen Arai, M.D. adds, “Each individual should consider the screening options available, discuss their relative pros and cons with his/her physician, then make a decision regarding the test most appropriate for him/her. The important concept to keep in mind is to get screened, as screening for colon cancer is proven to be an effective strategy to lower the risk of developing this potentially deadly disease.”
Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives
A recent New York Times front page story on health care in the U.S. in general, and colonoscopy in particular, raised a vexing question: Is our health care system rife with individuals and businesses jacking up the cost of this potentially lifesaving procedure, as the article implies? If so, shame on them.
Digestive CARE participates in AGA/CDC program
Bethesda, MD (March 18, 2013) – Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women nationwide. During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) are joining forces for the second year to promote free colonoscopies for uninsured patients.
Feces used as ‘last resort’ to cure infections
Ah, the healing power of poop.
The idea of it grossed her out, but a healthy friend’s donated feces, sprayed throughout Diane Del Vecchio’s ailing gut, did what a five-month regimen of the strongest antibiotics couldn’t: clear up a stubborn intestinal infection that sent the Pompano Beach woman to the hospital seven times and crippled her health.
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