GERD, Ogden, UT

Tests Used for GERD Diagnosis

In some patients, we may suspect gastroesophageal reflux disease, but the patient’s symptoms may be atypical. Or we may simply need to confirm our diagnosis. To do so, at Ogden Clinic GI at McKay, we use several tests. What is GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux is the return of the stomach’s contents back up into the esophagus. […]

Gluten-free | Ogden, UT

Do You Really Need to Miss Out On Those Cookies this Holiday Season?

“Gluten-free” seems to be the “it” phrase of modern food culture. Everywhere you turn restaurants are touting being gluten-free. Entire aisles in the grocery now seem to have that distinction. Question is — does everyone need to avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and many processed foods? That means you’ll have to […]

Hepatitis C Testing and Treatment Ogden UT

What’s the Deal with Hepatitis C?

Hep C. These days, you see lots of TV commercials about getting tested and screened for it. It’s easy to assume hepatitis is a condition only concern to those who may have shared needles during drug use. But that’s not the case. Hepatitis C is a virus that can have many origins and can lead […]

Colonoscopy Ogden & Brigham City, Utah

Why Do I Need a Colonoscopy?

People have heard enough horror stories about colonoscopies to fill a Halloween haunted house. Even if you’re not old to have had one, you’ve probably heard about them. So, if they’re such a hassle, why do you need one? Can you say “colorectal cancer?” That’s what we’re screening for when we perform colonoscopies at Ogden […]

Colonoscopy Ogden & Salt Lake City, UT

If You’re Over 50, It’s Time for a Colonoscopy

People put off doing certain things — cleaning out the garage, repainting the living room, washing the windows…and getting a colonoscopy. But a colonoscopy is probably the best single option for catching colorectal cancer before it becomes deadly. We perform colonoscopies at Ogden Clinic GI at McKay. Why colonoscopies are important Your regular doctor could […]

Hydrogen Breath Testing Ogden UT

Hydrogen Breath is Not from Bikini Atoll

In these days with all the stupid talk of nuclear war, when you see the word “hydrogen” you may instantly think of that poor little island in the Pacific, Bikini Atoll, where they tested all of those nuclear bombs, including the hydrogen bomb. At Ogden Clinic GI at McKay, we run hydrogen breath tests for […]

Capsule Endoscopy Ogden UT

Go Ahead, Eat the Camera — Capsule Endoscopy

Whenever a big Great White Shark is caught and he is thought to have been behind an attack the fish’s stomach is cut open. All kinds of stuff usually comes out of the stomach, including a bunch of whole little fish that are still alive. Don’t you wonder what those fish would see, if they […]

Esophageal Dilatation Ogden UT

Opening a Narrow Esophagus

If you’ve had long-term problems with heartburn, this may have caused scarring in your esophagus. The frequent reflux of stomach acid is to blame. Now, the scar tissue has created a narrowed portion of your esophagus that can make it difficult for you to swallow. Food may feel as if it is “stuck” in the […]

Acute Pancreatitis Ogden UT


The pancreas is a long, flat gland that is behind the stomach in the upper abdomen. Its main job is to produce enzymes that aid in a person’s digestion and hormones that help regular blood sugar levels. Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. It can be acute or chronic. At Ogden Clinic GI at McKay, […]

Peptic Ulcer Disease Ogden UT

That Pepto Probably Won’t Help Your Ulcer

A peptic ulcer is a sore or lesion that develops in the lining of the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum. Not long ago, it was assumed that ulcers were caused by a person being stressed out or simply eating too many spicy foods. People would gulp down Pepto Bismol and Maalox to try and cure their […]

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Ogden Clinic G.I. at McKay
4403 Harrison Blvd, #4650
Ogden UT 84403

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4403 Harrison Blvd, #4650 Ogden, UT, 84403 | 801.475.3680