October 19, 2017
When we’re having issues with our digestive system, we may need to see a gastroenterologist (GI), a doctor who specializes in the treatment of conditions of the digestive tract, esophagus, liver, stomach, intestines, colon and liver. Some conditions that GI doctors treat include:Ulcer Irritable... read more
October 12, 2017
A common myth surrounding colonoscopies is that they are expensive. People think they will be expected to pay out of pocket for their screenings, but that is no longer the case. Today, most private health insurance companies cover the cost of screening colonoscopies as preventative care, and Medicare...
October 4, 2017
Are you experiencing heartburn, cramping, bloating, gas, nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea? Perhaps you thought your gut distress was the result of anxiety or poor diet. But what if it is caused by something else? There are many causes of gastrointestinal (GI) distress including stress, anxiety, too much...
September 13, 2017
Polyp removal, also known as a polypectomy, is a non-surgical procedure performed during a colonoscopy to remove growths called polyps. Sometimes a doctor finds polyps while performing a routine screening colonoscopy and can remove them at that time. Other times, a doctor performs a diagnostic colonoscopy for the...
August 24, 2017
There are many specialists that your primary care physician may refer you to, and one of them is a gastroenterologist. A gastroenterologist (GI) is a doctor who specializes in the management of the gastrointestinal tract and liver, and treats diseases of the:Stomach Small intestine Colon Rectum ... read more