If you’re dealing with gastrointestinal distress or you’re due for your colon screening, your GI specialist may explain that you’ll need to adhere to a clear liquid diet in the lead up to the procedure. But why is it so important that you stick to clear liquids before your GI procedure, and what types of […]
What Is A Gastroduodenostomy Procedure?
A gastroduodenostomy is a surgical operation that involves creating a new connection between your stomach and duodenum, which is the first section of your small intestine. Although the duodenum is very small, it plays a crucial role in chemical digestion, so having a healthy connection with the stomach is vital. In today’s blog, we explore […]
What Is A Colostomy?
Your colon is one of the last areas where food waste passes before it enters the anal canal and is discharged from your body. In the event that a problem has developed in your colon, it may become necessary to reroute how waste is removed from your body, and one way to do that is […]
What Can An Upper Endoscopy Help Diagnose?
If you are dealing with gastrointestinal distress or an issue with your throat, a gastroenterologist can help you figure out what’s going on in your body. They’ll do this by asking you about your symptoms and performing a physical exam to look for any identifying markers. However, oftentimes the most helpful diagnostic exam involves some […]
5 Signs You’d Benefit From A Visit With A Gastroenterologist
From the moment food enters your body until it exits, there are a number of essential functions being performed by your body. However, if one of these systems is out of whack, it can cause problems for your whole body. But what signs and symptoms suggest that you’re dealing with a digestive issue that could […]
The Basics Of An Endoscopic Ultrasound
If you have kids, you’re probably familiar with ultrasound technology as it’s used in the prenatal process, but ultrasound has a number of other important medical uses. In fact, we use ultrasound technology pretty regularly at our clinic in the diagnostic process. The most common way we use the technology is in the form of […]