Pancreatitis is a serious medical condition that occurs when the pancreas becomes inflamed. The pancreas is located in the abdomen and produces enzymes essential for digestion. When pancreatitis occurs, these enzymes begin to attack and digest the pancreas itself, leading to inflammation, pain, and damage to other organs. If you are diagnosed with pancreatitis, it is important to find a doctor who specializes in the treatment of this condition. Pancreatitis can be a serious and potentially ... [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]
Honoring Liver Disease Awareness Month
As the air temperature starts to cool and your thoughts turn toward pumpkin spice, it is also critical to focus our attention on our health, including one of the most important and integral portions of the body - the liver. The liver is responsible for facilitating digestion, transforming food into energy, and filtering out toxic particles from our bodies to help us remain in good health. As a whole, the liver is a vital organ that is responsible for a number of tasks to help us enjoy a ... [Read More]
Could You Be A Candidate for the TIF Procedure to Address GERD?
In the event you or your child has been diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you understand that this digestive disease can be painful and often make day-to-day living difficult. Fortunately, you don't have to continue suffering from long-term acid reflux. At Austin Gastroenterology, it is possible to reduce GERD symptoms with transoral incisionless fundoplication, commonly referred to as the TIF procedure. For additional information about whether this GERD treatment could help ... [Read More]