PHCS News

Web Chat with Anish A. Sheth, MD—Acid Reflux

Aug 12, 2015
Anish A. Sheth, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology at University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) and Medical Director of the hospital's comprehensive Esophageal Program, will discuss acid reflux during a live web chat on Thursday, August 20.

An estimated 20 percent of American adults regularly experience heartburn or other symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), commonly known as acid reflux. Long-term, chronic reflux can cause serious health problems, including a precancerous condition known as Barrett's esophagus.


Sheth Anish-resizedforListrakDr. Sheth (pictured, left), a board certified gastroenterologist on the medical staff of Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), will focus on endoscopic therapy of Barrett's esophagus during the web chat, which begins at 7 p.m. on August 20.

He also will discuss the signs and symptoms of GERD, advanced testing for acid reflux and the lifestyle changes and medications that can alleviate symptoms.

To view the web chat, visit the PHCS USTREAM channel, www.ustream.tv/princetonhealth, on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Dr. Sheth will respond to questions from audience members. To ask questions during the web chat, viewers may create an account or log in using an existing Facebook or USTREAM account.

Questions also may be emailed in advance to PrincetonHealth@gmail.com.

To register for the chat, visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1-888-897-8979.

Registration is not required. However, those who register will be entered in a drawing to win one of several gift cards that will be awarded immediately following the web chat. Viewers must be present to win.

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andy Williams, 609-252-8785
anwilliams@princetonhcs.org