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Gastroenterology

 

Gastroenterologists diagnose and treat patients with problems of the digestive system including the esophagus, stomach, bowel (small and large intestine), pancreas, gallbladder, and liver including viral hepatitis. Gastroenterologists also treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulitis, ulcers, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and various types of cancer including colorectal cancer.

Diagnosing colorectal cancer at an early stage is often a key factor in achieving a good outcome. Colorectal cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Colorectal cancer is more common in people over 50 years of age so an initial colonoscopy is recommended at that age. For those with a family history or other risk factors, screenings might begin before the age of 50 years.

Our skilled and compassionate physicians take the time necessary to relieve any anxiety associated with screening for colon cancer. Our patients’ safety and comfort are paramount as we perform a thorough and complete colon exam.

 


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