GANJ News: Advanced Innovations for our Patients

Here at Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey, we are going above and beyond for our patients. As many individuals from all walks of life come through our doors on their path to wellness, our elite-level team of gastroenterologists stay up to date on advanced and innovative procedures. Within the last calendar year, five major procedures […]

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Capsule Endoscopy: What is it and what are the risks?

What is the Capsule Endoscopy? A capsule endoscopy is a procedure in which a patient swallows a capsule which contains a camera, battery, light and transmitter so that the esophagus, stomach and small intestine can be viewed for signs of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease).  The camera takes two pictures every second for eight hours. After […]

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Under the age of 50: How you can prevent colon cancer?

Colon cancer is often thought of as an “old person’s” cancer. After all, the official screening doesn’t begin until 50 years old, and then again every ten years after that. Let’s also add that the median age of diagnosis is 69 years old. Reality is, old person’s cancer or not, colon cancer is the second […]

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Excessive Heat Waves: Increase in Gastrointestinal Problems, Swiss Study Suggests

It’s late July and the temperatures are soaring. The “peak” of the year has been reached and many flock to the shore to stay cool in the water or hide in their air conditioned homes. How individuals choose to enjoy their summer is unique, but one similarity may arise in those suffering from gastrointestinal diseases: […]

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Low FODMAP Diets and IBS: Do they work?

Patients and IBS sufferers have heard the phrase “FODMAP diet” a lot over the past year or so, and many are left scratching their head as to what it is. Whether medicine is prescribed for a particular gastrointestinal illness or not, diets almost always are. When it comes to GERD, Chron’s Disease, Diverticulitis, IBS/IBD and […]

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How to Prevent Travel Sickness and Food Poisoning

Let the traveling season begin! With July 4th behind us, many take to the hot Summer months of July and August to get away for a bit and head off on vacation. Some choose a cruise, a trip to the islands, or a stay at home respite. Doctors, over time, have believed that the body […]

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GANJ Physicians: Members of ACG and ASGE

GANJ is happy to say its physicians belong to some of the most prestigious gastroenterological groups in the country: AMA (American Medical Association), ASGE (American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) AGA (American Gastroenterological Association) and ACG (American College of Gastroenterology) to name a few. Each and every group is dedicated to the advancement of patient care […]

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Nature vs. Nurture: The Microbes in Your Gut

The age old argument of nature vs nurture may have taken an unexpected turn, as microbiologists discovered that in fact genetics may player a bigger part for which microbes live in your gut than your lifestyle.  “We set out to find out about human genes that are implicated in the regulation of the gut microbiome, […]

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Is GERD Really caused by Acid? GANJ's Own Dr. Pazwash Poses the Question

Some excerpts from the article included: Dr. Haleh Pazwash, of GANJ, shared an article with her staff Tuesday morning which has raised some eyebrows and drawn some attention. The Journal of the American Medical Association proclaims that Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may not be due to acid reflux, but caused by cytokine-mediated inflammatory response that […]

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UCLA Study Shows Changing Gut Bacteria by Diet Affects the Brain

UCLA researchers conducted a study in which healthy women consumed beneficial bacteria known as probiotics through yogurt. The researchers didn’t first notice a change in digestive function, but noticed a change in brain function in both a resting state and in response to an emotion-recognition task. The article, which can be found at newsroom.ucla.edu discovered that […]

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