August 7, 2018
Preparing for a colonoscopy can seem like a daunting task, especially if it is the first time you’ve ever had the procedure. You may feel intimidated by all the instructions from your doctor – and by all of the unsolicited advice from colonoscopy veterans!
July 31, 2018
Choosing the best gastroenterologist for your colonoscopy begins with asking the right questions.
We’ve already talked about adenoma detection rate (ADR) as the primary indicator for the quality of a colonoscopy. ADR measures how adept a GI doctor is at detecting precancerous colon polyps...
July 3, 2018
In May 2018, the American Cancer Society updated colorectal cancer screening guidelines recommending that men and women at average risk for colon cancer schedule an initial screening at age 45 instead of 50.
The new screening guideline means that there are thousands of Americans between 45 and 50 who need a...
June 26, 2018
Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal or food allergies, but some researchers suggest that allergies may be linked to poor gut health.Gut Flora’s Role in Digestive Health
Your body is home to over 100 trillion microbes and over 100 species of bacteria, yeast and fungus....
June 19, 2018
According to report released by Physicians Advocacy Institute and Avalere, colonoscopies cost Medicare 164% more at a hospital outpatient department (HOPD) compared to independent physicians’ offices and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).
As hospital costs increase, many patients are choosing physicians’ offices and ASCs for outpatient...