Acid Reflux: Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment

What is Acid Reflux? Acid reflux is caused by the weakening of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The LES is a muscular ring located at the entrance of the stomach that opens and closes as food passes to the stomach. When weakened or damaged, the LES will remain open, causing stomach acids and other contents […]


Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

  According to the American Cancer Society, esophageal cancer affects approximately 17,000 people annually in the United States. The disease is commonly diagnosed in older adults, occurring four times as often in men than in women. Though rare (accounting for only 1% of cancers diagnosed in the U.S.), esophageal cancer is among one of the […]


Esophageal Cancer Awareness

Esophageal Cancer By: Sathya Jaganmohan, MD Esophageal Cancer The esophagus is a hollow organ that allows food to pass from the mouth to the stomach.¬† Cancer of the esophagus accounts for 1% of the cancers found in the US. This cancer is 3-4 times more common in men than in women. ¬†Esophageal cancer is a […]