At Austin Gastroenterology, our physicians and staff are committed to educating our patients and raising awareness about GI conditions, treatments, and routine screenings. We encourage our patients and partners to follow us on social media and share educational resources with family members and friends, because recommended screenings save lives.
We invite you to browse the videos below and hear from our doctors as they discuss common gastrointestinal and liver conditions and treatments.
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With special interest in resection of large and complex polyps, Dr. Harish Gagneja discusses about how large polyps can develop in the colon, what the risk factors are, and the importance of patients getting a colonoscopy for early diagnosis and treatment. As these polyps require special attention, Dr. Gagneja, states that the best way to remove these large polyps are at the hospital, by performing a large colon polyp resection endoscopically, which reduces long term complications. If you suspect that there may be something wrong, be sure to get a screening, as it can save your life.
With a special interest in the treatment of Barrett's esophagus, Dr. Harish Gagneja discusses about the condition itself, the risk factors, and how it is treated. Barrett's esophagus, is a pre- cancerous condition, where the lining and tissue of the esophagus changes, and becomes more like the lining of the small intestine, rather than the esophagus itself, occurring in the area where the esophagus connects to the stomach. This is called dysplasia, inflammation caused by Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Dr. Gagneja, states that if this condition is left untreated, patients with this condition, will be more at risk for this condition turning into esophageal cancer. This condition is treated with ablation and endoscopic mucosal resection.
Dr. Willam Stassen defines Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis as very common conditions. As we age, so does our colon. Approximately 80 percent of patients will have Diverticulosis, and develop pockets in the colon that may become infected, known as Diverticulitis. Relatively easy to diagnose, Dr. Stassen gives a medical outline of these conditions, including the symptoms patients may experience, and what the best treatment options for the two are.
This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation, examination, or the medical advice of your doctor. This information should not be relied upon to determine a diagnosis or course of treatment.
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