Entries by Gastro Health

Are you gluten sensitive?

Celiac disease is a chronic intestinal disease that is caused by the body’s heightened sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Although the earliest known reports of celiac disease date back to the first century AD, celiac disease is now being diagnosed with increasing frequency due to improved testing and heightened […]

Introducing Our New Patient Portal

Gastro Health has undertaken an ambitious program to improve customer service and streamline business processes using state-of-the-art technology. We are happy to announce the release of our patient portal. Our patient portal looks much like a website, but the similarities end there. A website offers a static user experience while our web-based patient portal, intimately […]

Do You Know What a Mid-Level Provider Is?

Mid-level providers, such as Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) are an integral part of the medical team, working autonomously under the supervision of physicians to diagnose, manage, and treat a variety of medical conditions in settings such as primary care, surgery, and various subspecialties including gastroenterology. At Gastro Health, PAs and NPs diagnose […]

IBD and Colon Cancer

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a condition characterized by chronic inflammation of the intestines. The two most common types of IBD are Crohn’s Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC).  Although the overall risk of colon cancer in IBD is only 95 cases per 100,000 – this is much higher than for the general population. In […]

How is Your Family Doing?

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer–related deaths in the United States.  It may affect as many as 1 in 20 persons over their lifetimes. But did you know that an estimated 1 out of every 4 colorectal cancer patients has a significant genetic or inherited component to his cancer? An accurate and complete family […]

Preventing Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer (cancer of the large intestine or rectum) is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Around the world, it is the second most common cancer diagnosed in women and the third most common cancer in men. Approximately 5 in 100 people without risk factors will develop colorectal cancer […]

Imaging of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a common malignancy associated with substantial morbidity and often leads to death. It would be nice to have a single preferred imaging study for diagnosis and workup of colorectal cancer, yet even with advances of modern imaging such a single imaging modality is not universally accepted. Currently, imaging of colorectal cancer can […]