Do I Have Gastroparesis or GERD?

Gastrointestinal (GI) distress can be painful, embarrassing and disruptive.  Fortunately, most GI conditions can be alleviated with the help of a trained and experienced gastroenterologist.  Two GI disorders that can mimic each other are gastroparesis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Gastroparesis is a form of stomach sluggishness and is not a rare condition.  In layman’s … Continued

Guidelines to Help You Choose a Gastroenterologist

Colon cancer affects one in twenty Americans, making it the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Most cases of colon cancer are preventable through routine colonoscopy, but one out of every three Americans is not up to date on their colon screenings.  Isn’t a 10 minute test worth it? It is concerning that colon … Continued

What Does the Gallbladder Do?

The gallbladder is located on the right side of the abdomen, nestled under the liver.  While it usually stays quiet, when it acts up it can hit hard and double you over.  This small, pear-shaped organ stores bile, a liquid that helps with digestion.  An average-sized gallbladder holds about 30 to 80 milliliters of bile.  … Continued

Along with Mammograms, Colonoscopies Save Lives

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, every two minutes, a woman receives a breast cancer diagnosis, and every 13 minutes, a woman loses her life to breast cancer. There are 3.3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today, thanks to early detection through mammography. Early detection … Continued