Colonoscopies for the Worthy, and a Message for All

On Saturday, Oct. 17, the physicians and staff of Gastrointestinal Associates (GIA) will gather at The Endoscopy Center for a very important mission. With colon cancer ranked as the second-deadliest cancer, GIA is making free colonoscopy exams available to a group of people in the Knoxville area who are less able to afford the vital screening procedure.

Is Colon Cleansing Helpful or Balderdash?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal brought to the forefront a long-standing debate between practitioners of conventional and alternative medicine over the value of colon cleansing.

GIA Confronts Diagnosis Issues With Eosinophilic Esophagitis

The increasing prevalence of eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) has presented gastroenterologists with this decade’s major challenge for diagnosis. EE is sometimes confused with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) because the symptoms of the diseases are so similar. EE has been detected in all ages and on every continent, except Africa. Our team here at Gastrointestinal Associates (GIA) is familiar with the latest … Read More

GIA Patients Benefit from Our Participation in Research

Gastrointestinal Associates (GIA) is very involved in research to determine the effectiveness of the treatments of gastrointestinal diseases. This involvement is a direct benefit to the patients of GIA. Recently, GIA and I participated in a study of one particular treatment of Barrett’s esophagus, a condition that can lead to cancer of that organ. The study was published in May … Read More

Your Colonoscopy

Your primary care physician refers you to Gastrointestinal Associates (GIA) for a colonoscopy. If it is your first exam, you may be a little apprehensive. What should you expect? You will be given detailed instructions before your visit, and we will answer any questions you have. You may also obtain additional information from our brochure on colonoscopy and elsewhere on … Read More