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Kourtney L. Kemp, MD

Antacids: Truth or Fiction

May 20, 2019 | By Kourtney Kemp, MD, FACS

Heartburn and diseases of the esophagus affect a large portion of the population. Maybe that includes you! They can cause burning, as well as throat clearing, throat irritation, chronic cough, swallowing difficulties and regurgitation of food and acid. Most people…

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Specialists in General Surgery

SGS/North Memorial Metabolic & Bariatric Program Receives MBSAQUIP Accreditation

May 9, 2016

The results of the Metabolic and Bariatric Accreditation Survey from November 20, 2015, are official. The American College of Surgeons’ Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric…

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Do you suffer from esophageal disease?

March 3, 2016

Esophageal diseases are complex and involve a multimodality approach to diagnosis and treatment. Specialists in General Surgery and North Memorial have recently created a new esophageal center to manage and treat patients with esophageal diseases. About Esophageal Disease Cases of…

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Dr. Kemp in Honduras

SGS surgeons make mission trips to Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Honduras.

March 3, 2016

Steven Kern, MD, one of the surgeons at Specialists in General Surgery, is shown here with his wife, Anne Kern, MD. Read about their volunteer work providing medical care to patients in the Dominican Republic and Haiti in this article…

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