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  • Scripps in the News

    Scripps La Jolla Surgeons Perform Incisionless Surgery for GERD

    Surgeons at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla performed incisionless surgery for the treatment of GERD, or chronic heartburn. With no scarring and a faster recovery time, the surgery provided much needed relief to the patient, who has suffered from GERD for more than 20 years. Drs. Cheryl Olson and ...

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    No Incision Necessary for New GERD Surgery

    By Mark Sherman, MD, and Cheryl Olson, MD, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Some people say it feels like a hot pressure in the chest, or a fire that starts behind the breastbone and spreads upward. Others experience an acidic taste, like food coming back up the throat and into the mouth. But ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Get the Facts About Food Poisoning

    What do spinach, ground beef, cilantro, frosting, peanut butter, instant oatmeal and chocolate chip cookie dough have in common? Of course they’re all foods, but they’ve also all been making the news lately as potential sources of illness-causing bacteria

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    New Concerns About Colon Polyps?

    By Andrew Mayer, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla For years, we’ve stressed to patients the need to screen for colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women, with colonoscopy. A recent study regarding potentially cancerous flat lesions within the colon emphasizes ...

  • Health and Wellness

    There is Help for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    by Edward C Paredez, MD On the television commercials, the women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) display their symptoms, clearly written in black ink, across their lower abdomens: cramping, constipation or diarrhea, and bloating, to name a few. But if you experience IBS, you don’t need to ...

    • Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
  • Health and Wellness

    Treatment Options for Chronic Heartburn

    by Dan I. Giurgiu, M.D., F.A.C.S., Scripps Mercy Hospital Heartburn is a common ailment experienced by many Americans each day. The intense burning discomfort in the chest or throat is the result of harsh stomach acid coming into contact with and irritating the delicate lining of the esophagus, the ...