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If you have a gastrointestinal disorder, seeking understanding and support from loved ones, your healthcare professional, and support groups can be very comforting. Browse the following list of online resources to find more information, support, and support groups that may have a chapter in your area.
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Diagnosing and Treating GI Disorders
Our gastroenterologists perform a variety of GI procedures, which are usually done at our outpatient, state-of-the-art Procedure Center.
Colon Cancer Screenings
Colon cancer screenings should begin at age 50 (45 for African-Americans), or sooner if you have any of these risk factors:
- Strong personal or family history of colon cancer or polyps
- Family with hereditary colon cancer syndromes
- Personal history of chronic inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s disease.
Colonoscopy is the safest, most effective screening for pre-cancerous or cancerous colorectal polyps. Pre-cancerous polyps can be removed during a colonoscopy—often preventing cancer.
Most people with Hepatitis C have few symptoms—or none—for years or decades. But left unchecked, chronic Hepatitis C infection can lead to liver scarring and cirrhosis. Sometimes those can lead to other life-threatening problems including liver failure or cancer. Get screened if you are at risk so treatment can be most effective.
Hepatitis C Screening
Everyone born between 1945 and 1965 should be screened for Hepatitis C. So should anyone with these risk factors:
- Any drug use (nasal, injected, smoked)
- Received chronic dialysis, blood transfusions, or organ transplants before 1990.
Helpful Gastroenterology Links
American College of Gastroenterology
This site provides extensive information covering all aspects of gastroenterology. A patient "Web Book" has easy to understand information about many common gastrointestinal conditions. The ACG web book has concise, easy to understand chapters about many GI diseases written by national experts. Topic include abdominal pain, ascites, Barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, colon cancer, vascular disease of the GI tract, constipation, diarrhea, fatty liver, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis and many others.
American Gastroenterological Association
This site provides extensive information covering all aspects of gastroenterology.
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
This is the public website of the ASGE. It contains useful information about gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures.