June 23, 2023

Innovative gastric procedure at UT Physicians gives patient a new lease on life

Tyrone Dallas can now lay his head on a pillow and have a good night’s rest — something so ordinary, but he doesn’t take it for granted. Before meeting Pritesh Mutha, MD, gastroenterologist with UT Physicians, Dallas couldn’t do a lot of…

June 23, 2023

UTHealth Houston study on repeated radiofrequency ablation in combination with chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer supported with $3.3M HHS grant

A combination strategy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation (EUS-RFA) with chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer will be studied at UTHealth Houston through a $3.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The…

May 19, 2023

Innovative endoscopy procedure at UT Physicians is game-changer for Houston man

TJ Giden’s journey started with a bleak diagnosis of esophageal cancer. At age 75 and with several underlying conditions, Giden was told he most likely would not survive. “When I heard the word ‘cancer,’ I figured it was all over,”…

May 19, 2023

ASGE Appoints Thosani Chair of Standards of Practice Committee

Nirav C. Thosani, MD, MHA, has been appointed as the Chair of the Standards of Practice Committee for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) for a term of three years. Dr. Thosani is a professor in the Department of…

December 13, 2022

Acid Reflux

Overeating can trigger holiday heartburn, but those with frequent symptoms should get checked to prevent more serious problems Almost everyone gets heartburn once in a while. That burning sensation in the middle of your chest is most commonly caused by…

December 13, 2022

For your health: Understanding heartburn signs, symptoms and treatments

From Thanksgiving feasts to holiday parties and events, it’s easy to overindulge during the busy holiday season. But if feeling bad after eating certain foods is becoming the norm for you – there is something you can do to find…

December 13, 2022

How to Tell if You Have a Sensitive Stomach

Plus, exactly what a “sensitive stomach” is, and the best foods and treatments to help. MOST OF US have had an occasional unsettled stomach. But if you feel like you’ve got a particularly sensitive stomach—cramping, queasiness, or other gastrointestinal (GI)…

December 12, 2022

G-POEM endoscopic procedure transforms patient’s life

Gastroparesis was robbing Valerie Hemlin of her ability to eat, walk, and even think. Thanks to a G-POEM surgery performed by gastroenterologist Pritesh Mutha, MD, with UT Physicians, Valerie is back to living a quality life. Watch her life-changing story!

December 12, 2022

Change in diet frees patient of chronic acid reflux

Forty-nine-year-old Brian Blackburne of Houston suffered from chronic digestive problems for so long that antacid medicine became a staple of his diet. “All my life I’ve never had a great stomach. I’ve had acid reflux from the time I was…

October 29, 2021

A potential signaling axis between RON kinase receptor and hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha in pancreatic cancer

A novel signaling axis between RON receptor tyrosine kinase and HIF-1alpha in pancreatic and triple negative breast cancers. Read more…