When you or a loved one experience an issue with your esophagus, it's imperative to get an assessment from a medical professional so that the proper diagnosis and treatment strategy can be made. You might be wondering, how does that happen? At Austin Gastroenterology, our gastroenterology doctors conduct certain types of tests to identify esophageal concerns that may be interfering in your health. Don't allow an esophageal concern to continue to negatively affect your life. For more information ... [Read More]
Austin Gastroenterology Celebrates 20 Years Serving Central Texas
For Immediate Release Austin Gastroenterology Contact: Diane Baker (512) 796-1048 DianeB@AustinGastro.com Central Texas’ Largest Gastroenterology Practice Celebrates 20 years Austin, TX – (August 1, 2020) –Austin Gastroenterology is celebrating its 20th anniversary serving the Central Texas community. The first and largest group of physicians in Central Texas specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of digestive and liver diseases, Austin Gastroenterology’s 34 ... [Read More]
When Would I Need an Endoscopy?
There are many reasons your doctor may recommend an endoscopy. An endoscopy is a procedure conducted by gastroenterologists – doctors specializing in diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract – to evaluate your digestive system and any suspected issues like infection, tissue damage or cancer. Two types are commonly performed: an upper endoscopy (esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD) or lower GI endoscopy. As their names imply, the first explores the upper section of the ... [Read More]
What to Expect During an Endoscopy Procedure
Has your doctor told you that you need an upper endoscopy, also referred to as an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)? While not a routine procedure, the EGD is useful for the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal illness, as well as for monitoring chronic problems. Whether this is your first endoscopy, or you have had one before, you may have a few questions about what to expect before, during, and after your procedure. An upper endoscopy is a procedure performed by a trained doctor to ... [Read More]