Ask Your GI Doctor: “What’s Your Withdrawal Time and Cecal Intubation Rate?”

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... read more

Questions to Ask a GI Doctor Before Scheduling a Colonoscopy

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... read more

Poor Gut Health Levies Negative Impact on Allergies

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.... read more

ASCs Offer Significant Savings for Colonoscopies

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... read more

Fecal Incontinence Affects Women More than Men

May 15, 2018

It is estimated that 1 in every 12 adults experiences fecal incontinence, or bowel incontinence. Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool to leak from the rectum.

Although fecal incontinence can affect both genders, women are more likely to develop the condition than men.... read more