Category: Gastroenterology (GI)

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Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is a specialty branch of medicine pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of GI diseases and conditions. The GI tract is highly complex, containing

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Liver Biopsy

The liver is a vital organ plays a very important role in processing nutrients, creating new proteins, and removing wastes that the kidneys are incapable

Gastroenteritis
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Gastroenteritis

Most cases of gastroenteritis – especially those caused by a microorganism – do not require treatment, as symptoms typically resolve within a few days. However,

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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a procedure used to diagnose and treat disorders pertaining to the pancreas, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts. During the

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Diverticular Disease

Diverticular disease is an umbrella term used to refer to two separate colon disorders – diverticulosis and diverticulitis. In diverticulosis, pouches form and bulge within

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Constipation

Bowel movements vary in frequency among healthy people, ranging from three times per day to three times per week. Most people fall somewhere in between

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

Several tests have been developed to help gastroenterologists screen for colon cancer. Since the majority of all colon cancers begin as polyps along the intestinal

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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a procedure that allows a gastroenterologist to view the inner lining of a patient’s colon and rectum. The procedure is performed using

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Colon Cancer Awareness and Prevention

Colon cancer is a ‘silent’ cancer, meaning it often causes no major symptoms until it has reached advanced stages. Though it is a serious disease,

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Gastroenterology (GI)

Capsule Endoscopy

A capsule endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure used to view the inside of the GI tract – specifically the small intestine. Unlike traditional endoscopy procedures,

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