As the pounds continue to pile on, so do the studies tying obesity to cancer and other illnesses. Most recently, a Swedish study found that overweight young men ages 18 or 19 had a 50 percent greater risk of developing liver disease than their normal weight counterparts. Worse yet, those who went on to develop type 2 diabetes tripled their … Read More
It may sound like something out of a science fiction movie: a drug-resistant superbug bacteria claiming the lives of patients who were infected while undergoing medical procedures at an established hospital. Unfortunately, this alarming news is all too real. News media recently reported that two patients have died and five others were infected after being exposed to CRE, a drug-resistant … Read More
With much information – and, unfortunately, misinformation – about gluten currently available, people are self-diagnosing themselves as gluten-sensitive and trying to eliminate the protein from their diet. Is that a good idea? Absolutely not.
An intestinal pathogen can wreak havoc within hospitals and medical facilities, putting patients at considerable risk of infection and its accordant complications. Avoiding an outbreak is paramount at our three endoscopy centers at Gastrointestinal Associates. A recent study presented in Denver at the 53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) noted that the rates of Clostridium difficile infection … Read More
For hemorrhoid sufferers, the idea that there exists a quick, painless treatment that causes hemorrhoids to literally heal and “fall off” probably seems like wishful thinking. About half of adults 50 or older develop hemorrhoids, which are simply cushions of tissue in the rectum that get pushed into the anal canal, and frequently protrude outside the anus. They are painful, … Read More
Gastrointestinal Associates is committed to providing our patients with top quality medical care, whether you are coming in for an office visit or are a patient at one of our Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs). But how do you measure quality?
Hemorrhoids, which are basically varicose veins of the rectum, occur when veins in the anal canal or lower rectum become swollen or inflamed. While many people joke about hemorrhoids, this painful condition is no laughing matter.
At GIA, we are committed to providing the very best in gastrointestinal health care for our patients. That means board certified physicians, skilled nurses and caring support personnel. We have one of the most educated and experienced staffs and one of the most technologically advanced facilities available.