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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Jaime Rivera is a specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Rivera include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Peabody, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. William Kastrinakis' areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Danvers, MA and Salem, MA. Dr. Kastrinakis graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Kastrinakis include pancreas problems, diverticular disease, and melanoma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kastrinakis's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Pancreas Problems, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street; Suite 300
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Francis Colizzo's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Colizzo include barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Colizzo is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Colizzo obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Fellow, American College of Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Cysts, Radiofrequency Ablation, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street; Danvers Medical Building
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Kyle Staller is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include achalasia, chronic constipation, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Staller attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Staller's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Chronic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Rattner's area of specialization is general surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Dr. Rattner is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He welcomes new patients. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Board Of Governors, American College Of Surgeons; and President Society American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (sages) 2004-5.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Denise Gee is a specialist in general surgery. She works in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. The average patient rating for Dr. Gee is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diverticular disease and tumor. Dr. Gee is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gee welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Tumor, Diverticular Disease, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Adrenal ... (Read more)

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What is Acid Reflux (GERD)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated GERD and sometimes called acid reflux, happens when food and acid inside the stomach leak back up into the bottom of the throat. This causes a burning sensation, heartburn, and a bad taste or smell in the mouth. GERD is different from occasional heartburn in that it happens regularly, at least twice a week over several weeks.

GERD happens because the muscle around the bottom of the throat weakens. This can be caused by a shift in the placement of the stomach, as happens with a hiatal hernia. Other risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, the use of certain medications, and smoking.

A person with GERD will notice the obvious signs of heartburn and an acid feeling in their throat several times a week. Other symptoms can include a persistent cough, nausea, asthma, or a sore throat that doesn’t go away. If GERD is left untreated, it can cause problems in the lining of the throat, including ulcers and even cancer.

There are simple lifestyle changes that can be made to combat acid reflux:
  • Lose weight, if needed.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Eat small meals and don’t lie down right after eating.
  • Stay away from acidic foods and foods known to cause reflux such as fried food and coffee.

If those lifestyle changes aren’t enough, there are medications that can help. Antacids, medications that decrease acid production in the stomach, medications to help the stomach empty faster, and antibiotics can all be useful. In extreme cases, surgery can be performed to tighten the bottom of the esophagus.
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