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Dr. Alain Ades

Gastroenterology
Stratham, NH
40 years experience

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Stratham, NH

Address

West St, Stratham, NH
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Bio

Dr. Ades was Chief Resident at UCLA and trained as a gastroenterologist at University of California, San Francisco. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, and teaches at Northeastern University as well. He is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He has been named one of the "Best Doctors in America" given to the top 5% of physicians. Dr. Ades believes in spending the time required with each patient. He has frequently won Patient Choice Awards for compassion and patient care. He is in practice in the Exeter/Portsmouth area.

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Gastroenterology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

69 Answers
20 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Absolutely: There comes a time when the effects of alcohol can become irreversible. The liver can regenerate over and over, allowing for healing after cessation.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Yes: Relaxation and yoga are incredibly effective.
A female asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Doubt it: This could be caused by many illnesses, including nothing.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Very serious: Need to see physician right away to make sure this is not cauda equina syndrome, which can be permanent and devastating.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Constipation: Most do, but the key is to remain active and eat high fiber foods and drink lots of water
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Bile reflux: Bile reflux is a diagnosis not made on endoscopy, but it can be suspected. The diagnosis is made on ph studies using a specialized capsule. It is norm... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Probably: Fairly safe combo, depending on the dose.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Viral gastroenteriti: Time, fluids, brat diet. Mainly time.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Fatty liver: It depends on how bad your liver is. An eval would be necessary and futher advice can be given. See a gastroenterologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Usually not, but it can. Certainly the safest laxative out there, but there are still side effects.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Adhesions: No. Adhesions rarely cause abd. Pain, and are almost always due to previous surgeries.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Barium enema: It is painful, and usually useless except for verymspecific circumstances. If you primary ordered it, see a, gastroenterologist. They miss 50% of poly... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Scleroderma: There is no treatment. The symptoms can be helped by various medications. Bu medical center has the best program in scleroderma research.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Vomiting: Best is zofran (ondansetron).
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
ERCP: My god, yes. There is ine GI in the area that does them with few indications. Complications are bleeding, pancreatitis, infection, perforation and de... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Abdominal pain: I would not start with an u/s for lower abd pain, and i would ask a referral to a board certified gastroenterologist.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Wrong answer: This answer is ludicrous. There is little if any connection to colon cancer and alcohol. If someone has liver mets or on chemo, that is different.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Indigestion: If it lasts more than a couple of days, or withmfever, weight loss or any other alarm symptoms, see a board certified gastroenterologist.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Hbv infection: 90% recover completely. Ten percent go on to chronic infection. 30% of those will go on to cirrhosis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Diverticulitis: May help the cramping sensation, but will affect the outcome of the disease.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Mesenteric lymph.: Usually a few days to a week, if it isn't something else..
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Folliculitis: More than likely an infected hair follicle. Try warm packs.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
See your M.D.: I would see a gastroenterologgist. May be nothing, but have to get evaluated for celiac disease and crohn's.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Diverticulitis.: All what we know is changing, and the answer is probably nothing. A study that came outma week ago states that a low fiber diet is helpful. I do tell ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Virtual: You are in a cat scanner, with air and sometimes contrast pumped into you. Unpleasant and not as accurate as a regular colonoscopy. Also, if something... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Hospital stay: At least 5-7 days.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Barium enema: About 20 minutes. Usually wothless procedure.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Eos. Enteropathy.: Steroids, proton pump inhibitors, and looking for an allergic cause. See an innunologist or a gastroenterologist. Ucla is remowned for research into t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Ercp: Usually just some bloating. But this is a dangerous test. 10% get pancreatitis, and one in 500 die from it. Make sure there is a really good reason to... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Flex sig: Usually two enemas. Again, this is a procedure for the history books. Almost always an indication for a sigmoidoscopy is an indication for a colonosco... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Ercp: Usually just some bloating. But this is a dangerous test. 10% get pancreatitis, and one in 500 die from it. Make sure there is a really good reason to... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Diverticula: Like a sac or outpouching, just like that that can occur in a water hose. From the inside it looks like a hole.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Gastroparesis: Usually lifelong, especially if from diabetes or scleroderma.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Ileostomy: Many surgeons do it in stages. Most will reqire 2-3 surgeries.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Leaky gut: I have never heard of leaky gut syndrome, but I am sure a herbalist will have a treatment.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Bloating: Eat fewer carbs and gluten. Less lactose. Beano sometimes works. Almost all of the other otc products do nothing.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Disability: Disability is both a legal and medical condition. There are plenty of disabled people who do great things every day at work.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Spine exam: Usually by doing a full neurological exam, usually followed by an mri, which is prob. Being overused at this point.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Colitis: Certain foods can bring on a worsening. Many people with ulcerative colitis can have a sensitivity to gluten. Gluten is in anything with wheat. Also, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Pancreatitis: Yes. Your blood protein level may go down, causing the swelling. Many other causes as well. Get seen by a gastroenterologist asap.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Rectal bleeding: See a gastroenterologist right away for a colonoscopy. Most times it is nothing, but never ignore this symptom.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Cholestasis: Huge number. Anything that can cause disruption of hepatic injury. See a board certified hepatologist. These are often treatable.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Ostomy bags: There are many different types. The best advice i can give you is to go and see an ostomy nurse associated with a large colorectal center of excellenc... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Gastroparesis: Yes. There are numerous medications, surgical procedures, and even gastric pacers that can be used. See a board certified gastroenterologist.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Tough: This is a very common problem without a great answer. Foods such as coffee, tea, peppermint, onions, garlic and carbonated beverages can worsen it. I ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Reglan (metoclopramide): Can cause it, as well as other movement disorders and parkinsons. I very rarely use it.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Intubation: You do not know it. Usually Propofol is used prior. You will have no memory of it.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Gastroscopy: Not at all! have it done by a board certified gastroenterologist in a unit that uses propofol.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Barium swallow: Things that stick out, such as cancers, or cause an indemtation, such as an ulcer. Has been nearly totally replaced by endoscopy.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ades is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ades is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I went to my physician and I was actrully diagnosed with anorexia.
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Thanks for your quick reply! The doc didn't think so, but I appreciate your 2nd opinion. Thanks!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you. It is always nice to get a second opinion.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

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