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Lawrence R. Schiller, M.D.

Lawrence R. Schiller, M.D., is the director of the gastroenterology fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and past president of the American College of Gastroenterology.

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Symptoms

What Is Steakhouse Syndrome?

Steakhouse syndrome happen when a person swallows a large piece of food that gets stuck in the lower esophagus. Here's what you should know and how to avoid it.

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Diagnosis

New Ways to Screen for Colon Cancer

If you've been putting off your recommended colonoscopy, here are several alternative colon cancer screening options to consider, including non-invasive tests.

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Tests

FIT Screening Instead of Colonoscopy?

If you've been avoiding your recommended colonoscopy, this annual take-home test offers a non-invasive way to screen for colorectal cancer.

What Not to Eat if You Have IBS
Lifestyle

Don't Eat This With IBS

If you have irritable bowel syndrome, certain foods may send you to the bathroom with cramps, gas, and diarrhea. Here's how you can change your diet.

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Treatment

How to Find Relief for Indigestion

Over-the-counter remedies like antacid tablets are often sufficient for relief of indigestion, but recurrent or persistent symptoms require medical attention.

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Risk Factors

What Causes Gallstones?

An estimated 25 million Americans have gallstones, with women being twice as likely as men to have them. Here’s what to know.

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Nutrition

What to Do About Flatulence, Burping, and Bloating

Flatulence, burping, and stomach bloating can be embarrassing. Here are some easy steps you can take to reduce the amount of gas you pass.

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Treatment

Surgical Options for Gallbladder Disease

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is the mainstay of surgical treatment of gallbladder disease, but even less invasive options are being studied and used in some teaching medical centers.