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Could Your Gut Distress Be Caused by IBS?

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... read more

Compare: Cost of Polyp Removal vs. Colon Cancer Treatment

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... read more

What is a Gastroenterologist, Why do I Need One, and How Can I Find a Good One?

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

Colonoscopy Myths vs. Facts

August 17, 2017

Colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and many adults neglect to be screened because they don’t know the truth.

Here are some of the most popular myths and corresponding facts regarding colonoscopies:

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The Steps of a Colonoscopy: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3

August 10, 2017

Have you been dreading your colonoscopy? While it’s true that a colonoscopy isn’t exactly enjoyable, the procedure is much quicker and more comfortable than it has ever been before. A colonoscopy is a three-step process, and once you understand what it is all about,... read more