CONDITIONS WE TREAT
Our team utilizes cutting-edge technology to diagnose and/or treat all digestive conditions including colon cancer, colon polyps, heartburn, acid reflux, celiac disease, swallowing problems, digestive bleeding, stomach ulcers, chronic indigestion, liver disease, hepatitis, gallstones, diseases of the pancreas, irritable bowel, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, persistent nausea/vomiting, weight loss, gas and bloating, abdominal pain, chronic constipation and diarrhea.
We do not perform surgery. Our care is limited to diagnosis and medical treatment. However, we are trained and experienced in both upper “scope” exam of the stomach (gastroscopy) and lower scope exams of the colon (colonoscopy). We have had great success with the O'Regan Hemorrhoidal Ligation procedure for treatment of internal hemorrhoids. We also offer the “camera in a pill” PillCam™ procedure to better visualize portions of the small intestine.
PREVENTION OF COLON CANCER
A large part of our practice is devoted to the prevention of colon cancer through screening colonoscopy examinations. Few individuals realize that colon cancer strikes about 1 in 17 Americans and is now the leading cause of cancer death in non-smokers. The good news is that colon cancer is also one of the easiest cancers to prevent.
This is possible because most colon cancers begin many years before as a small non-cancerous growth on the inner wall of the colon called a polyp. Unfortunately, polyps usually cause no early warning symptoms. However, colonoscopy can find and remove polyps before they become malignant and a colon cancer can actually be prevented.
Now approved by Medicare and most private insurance companies, screening colonoscopy has become the gold standard of care. With modern methods of sedation, this outpatient exam is usually quick and painless and is now recommended for all adults over age 50. Individuals with a family history of colon cancer or polyps should be seen even earlier.
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Endoscopic Ultrasonography
- Upper Endoscopy
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Esophageal Dilation
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
- Esophageal testing
- Minor Rectal Bleeding
- Barrett's Esophagus
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