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Meet Our Doctors: Dr. Herline

Dr. Alan Herline, Section Chief of Minimally Invasive and Digestive Diseases Surgery and Associate Director of the Digestive Health Center, talks about returning to Augusta and the benefits of working at an academic medical center. “I work at...

The truth about belly fat (and how to lose it!)

The belly is a sensitive area for many of us: both literally and figuratively. Along with our waistline and hips, a lot of stress can accompany how we view our own midsections. Even if you’re at a healthy weight, with a normal body mass index (BMI)...

Men’s Health: Burping too much? Ask a doctor

Dr. Satish S.C. Rao talks to Men’s Health magazine about burping, and it’s a lot of information to swallow. Here are a few takeaways: Interestingly, physicians usually refer to a burp as a “belch.” Most people burp about 3 to...

Lee named director of Center of Obesity and Metabolism

Dr. Sean Lee has accepted the position as director of the Center of Obesity and Metabolism, where he will direct the clinical and research obesity and metabolic efforts within the Digestive Health Center as well as expanding clinical efforts in...

Men’s Health magazine: How pooping can kill you

Strange as it may sound, there’s a pretty well established link between bowel movements and death, according to digestive health expert Dr. Satish Rao. Blame a rare condition called defecation syncope, a fancy term for the loss of consciousness, or...

Watch: Digestive Health Center opens

  Watch television coverage of the Grand Opening Celebration of the new Georgia Regents Digestive Health Center. WJBF News Channel 6 personality and patient Jennie Montgomery helped cut the ribbon and shared how Center Director Dr. Satish Rao...

Knight named Digestive Health administrator

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Chad Knight, a health care professional with more than 14 years of leadership experience, has been named Administrator of the new GRHealth Digestive Health Center. This state-of-the-art center houses the nation’s largest and most...

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