The Endoscopy Center
- Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease
- What to Expect During Your Colonoscopy
- Why is the Endoscopy Center different?
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Why the Endoscopy Center?
- Reflux and Barrets Esophagus
- Gall Stones and your Gallbladder
- What is ERCP?
- What is the Endoscopy Center?
- What is a Gastroenterologist?
- What is Endoscopic Ultrasound?
- What is Crohns Disease and Colitis?
- What is Hepatitis C?
- Saving Lives with the Pill Cam
HHS Confirms Billions of Dollars of Medicare Cost Savings Tied to ASCsThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found that outpatient surgical procedures performed in ambulatory surgery centers have saved Medicare more than $1 billion in each of the last several years—and have the potential for even greater savings in the future.Read more.
Immediate Perforation Risk Is Higher with Non-Gastroenterologist EndoscopistPerformance of colonoscopy by non-gastroenterologists in the U.S. has been associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer after colonoscopy, lower adenoma detection rates, and overuse of colonoscopy for screening and surveillance. Is it also associated with immediate perforation during colonoscopy.Read more.
Gastroenterology Associates Welcomes Dr. PabbyDr. Ajay Pabby began his medical career in gastroenterology in 2006. He is a graduate of Boston University where he received both his Bachelor of Arts Degree and his Medical Degree graduating Magna Cum Laude. In addition to his medical degree Dr. Pabby has a Masters Degree in Public Health.Dr. Pabby was a Research Fellow in Cancer Prevention and Control at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health. Read more.
New Clinical Guidelines Issued for Esophageal CancerThe Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released a set of clinical-practice guidelines to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of localized esophageal cancer. One of the key recommendations is that endoscopy with biopsy is the diagnostic test of choice for esophageal cancer.Read more.
Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac DiseaseCeliac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate a protein called gluten, found in wheat, rye, and barley.Read more.
Picnic Pathogens: Treating Foodborne IllnessAn estimated 48 million cases of food poisoning occur annually in the United States that result in approximately 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Foodborne illness can be caused by bacteria and viruses, parasites, mold, toxins, and contaminants, as well as allergens.Read more.
Optimum Performance: Eating too much red meat could put you in danger zone
Red meat consumers take note: according to a recent study published in the Archive of Internal Medicine, “eating red meat is associated with a sharply increased risk of death from cancer and heart disease.” Read more.
Report Affirms Lifesaving Role of Colonoscopy
In patients tracked for as long as 20 years, the death rate from colorectal cancer was cut by 53 percent in those who had the test and whose doctors removed precancerous growths, known as adenomatous polyps, researchers reported on Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine. The test examines the inside of the intestine with a camera-tipped tube. Read more.
What to expect during your colonoscopyThis new educational video for GI patients, produced by the ACG Institute for Clinical Research and Education, underscores the lifesaving importance of colorectal screening by colonoscopy. The video instills confidence in patients about the effectiveness, safety and importance of colonoscopy. Featuring the experience of a female patient, we follow her through the day of her exam. The video reviews all clinical information regarding colonoscopy and urges viewers to follow all instructions from their health care providers. Read more.