Crohn’s disease is a gastrointestinal disorder that causes chronic inflammation. It can affect any part of your body, between the mouth and rectum. While similar to ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease typically occurs in patches along the gastrointestinal tract. If you suffer from Crohn’s disease, treatment is crucial for your health. However,
IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome is a common gastrointestinal disorder that impacts the large intestine. Cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation can all be signs of IBS. This chronic condition requires long term treatment, however with diet and lifestyle management, or medicine, the symptoms and discomfort associated with this condition can be
Colonic polyps are a precursor of colon cancer, the second deadliest type of cancer in the United States. These polyps, also known as colorectal polyps, are small growths that can be found on the colon’s surface and the rectum. Polyps form when cell division occurs at higher than normal rate. However,
The bacteria in your digestive tract plays an important role in the health and functionality of your system. These bacteria influence everything from digestion to your immune system and beyond. Because there is such a vast array of varying bacteria, literally trillions in your gut, it creates a microbiome. When
Got milk? A famous tag line made popular with athletes, actors, and models promoted the American Dairy Council in the late 1990s. This iconic campaign made it cool to have a milk mustache. However, if you happen to be lactose intolerant, a milk mustache is the last thing you’d want.
Your spleen is located behind your stomach and below your rib cage. As the largest organ of your lymphatic system, it filters blood as it circulates through the body. It is actually a critical part of your immune system. Combined with your lymph nodes, the spleen fights infections and prevents
Your digestive system is the home of your microbiome. Your microbiome is a collection of microorganisms that offers many health benefits for your neurological, immune, and gastrointestinal systems. Keeping the microbiome in your colon and other parts of your digestive system healthy is an important responsibility that is greatly influenced
The American Cancer Society forecasts that over 53,000 people will die from colon cancer in 2020. While this is an alarming number, a colon cancer diagnosis can be managed and treated if caught early enough. Cancer occurs when the tissue in a part of your body multiplies out of control. Named for
Your pancreas is an important part of your digestive and endocrine systems. It is responsible for regulating metabolism and sugar levels by producing insulin within the endocrine system. For the digestive process it secretes enzymes that aid in digestion. Because it plays such a key role in two systems, if
We are open and committed to prioritizing our patient’s digestive health and overall wellness during the COVID-19 crises. All patient and visitors entering our facilities are required to wear a mask.
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Digestive diseases do not take a break because of a pandemic. If you are experiencing any gastrointestinal issues including abdominal pain, change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, difficulty swallowing or other concerning symptoms, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to support you and provide care whenever you need us.
Delivering Expert Digestive Care While Keeping You Safe and Healthy is our Top Priority
We want you to feel comfortable with in-person care when you need it. You can expect the following when visiting us:
Cleaning & Disinfecting
We adhere to state and federal infection prevention regulations. High traffic areas and surfaces are being cleaned thoroughly and more frequently at this time.
Per state mandate, all patients and visitors are required to wear a cloth or surgical mask while in our office. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. Our physicians and employees are also wearing masks.
All patients will have their temperature taken at their appointment.
We have implemented a strategic plan to ensure all everyone entering our facilities adheres to social distancing requirements as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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