A familiar antacid commercial used to ask the question “gas, heartburn, indigestion?”. When over the counter medications don’t put out the fire, it is time to see the leading Bergen County indigestion specialist at the Gastroenterology Group of Northern NJ. These experts will examine you thoroughly to learn the cause of your dyspepsia and indigestion. We provide care in all aspects of gastrointestinal diseases. This includes treatment of common disorders such as acid reflux and Irritable Bowel Syndrome as well as screening for colon cancer and polyp detection. We also offer expertise in Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis, hepatitis, pancreatic and gallbladder diseases. In addition, we have specific knowledge in the use of biologic and immune modulating therapies for some of these conditions. Many of the physicians have specialized training in advanced endoscopic procedures including ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound and video capsule endoscopy. Our gastroenterology practice has been providing high quality care to the community for over 50 years. Our eleven physicians are fellowship trained and board certified in both gastroenterology and internal medicine.
Dyspepsia is another term for indigestion. It is defined as a persistent or recurrent pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen. The symptoms of dyspepsia are burning in the stomach or upper abdomen, abdominal pain, bloating, belching and gas, nausea and vomiting, an acidic taste, and a growling stomach. And when a person is under stress, these symptoms get worse. The Bergen County indigestion specialist will carefully examine you and order the appropriate tests and images to get to the cause of your discomfort, since, in most cases, dyspepsia is a symptom of an underlying condition.
In order to identify or specify issues involving your gastrointestinal health, an endoscopic ultrasound is performed by the Bergen County indigestion specialist. This procedure is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that can provide our specialists with a detailed examination of the lining of both your upper and your lower gastrointestinal tract. Additionally, this procedure may be necessary when it comes to diagnosing certain conditions relating to adjacent organs such as the pancreas, gallbladder, liver and the lungs. An endoscopic ultrasound, otherwise referred to as an EUS, is generally performed while you are sedated or under the influence of sedation drugs in order to ensure complete comfort and ease. An endoscope is used, which is a specialized tube that is flexible, thin and has a built-in ultrasound probe attached to it that uses high-frequency sound waves. These waves produce the detailed images that our specialists need to interpret in order to see what is going on with your gastrointestinal health. Once your EUS results are in, we here at The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey can begin discussing your treatment options with you.