More Posts About: endoscopy

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According to the National Cancer Institute roughly 18,170 new cases of esophageal cancer will occur this year, with 15,450 of total esophageal cancer patients dying from the illness. Chances are these numbers are slightly higher than most people would expect when considering cancer of the esophagus. At San Francisco Gastroenterology, we’ve chosen [...]
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A hiatal hernia is a type of hernia, and its name derives from the location in which it occurs. When part of an individual’s stomach pushes up into their diaphragm it is known as a hiatal hernia. For most individuals, a hiatal hernia will be small and won’t cause issues that would draw their attention […]
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Two procedures with vaguely similar names performed by specialists can tend to get mixed up every now and then. Both a colonoscopy and an endoscopy are used by specialists to examine and diagnosis existing and potential issues within a person’s body. However, where these issues originate is at the crux of the difference between the […]
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X-rays are commonly used to show physical changes in a person’s body that are not normal and may only give general information on where such a change is occurring, its shape and size. An endoscopy, on the other hand, permits a more detailed look at the upper GI tract and allows a physician to accurately […]