Gastroenterologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), rectum, gallbladder, biliary system (liver, pancreas, and bile ducts), and digestive organs. They provide comprehensive care for patients with all types of GI problems, including abdominal pain, GERD, ulcers, IBS, Crohn's disease and colitis, celiac disease, hepatitis B and C, pancreatitis, constipation, ... [Read More]
Why is it Imperative to Get a Colonoscopy Exam?
Are you aware that the five-year survival rate for colorectal cancer is 90% if the condition is caught and treated early in its progression? When used in diagnosing colorectal cancer and other colorectal conditions, colonoscopy has a distinction among gastrointestinal specialists as the most effective, dependable examination. The professionals at Austin Gastroenterology routinely perform colonoscopy screenings for patients throughout our community. Read on as our Austin, TX gastroenterology ... [Read More]
What are the Main Differences Between an Endoscopy and a Colonoscopy Exam?
Are you dealing with undiagnosed abdominal discomfort or gastrointestinal (GI) issues? An endoscopic procedure can serve as a minimally invasive process to evaluate the gastrointestinal problems you're suffering from. Our gastrointestinal doctors in Austin, TX utilize these exams in an effort to visualize the various areas of the gastrointestinal system. These options help lessen the need for more invasive procedures and long-lasting recovery times. An endoscopy is a commonly performed ... [Read More]
Reasons to See a Doctor Who Performs Colonoscopies
A colonoscopy is a procedure in which a doctor examines the lining of the large intestine, which is the colon, rectum, and anus, and removes abnormal growths, called polyps. A long, flexible tube equipped with a tiny video camera is inserted through the rectum into the colon. The camera displays images of the inside of the colon on a video monitor, allowing your doctor to detect any abnormal growths, which may be precancerous or cancerous. Colonoscopies are generally performed as part of a ... [Read More]
Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives
With the recent release of a colonoscopy study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, news spread quickly through large media outlets suggesting colonoscopies may not be as effective at reducing cancer deaths as previously thought. Regardless of these news stories, this one study's findings shouldn't deter anyone from getting checked for colorectal cancer. Numerous studies have been done to show colonoscopy effectiveness in early cancer detection and prevention. Colonoscopies remain ... [Read More]