Latest Digestive Health Shows

Five Barriers to Colonoscopy

Mar 21, 2017

Colorectal cancer is among the most common and deadly forms of cancer. But if detected early with a colonoscopy, the risk of getting colon cancer is reduced by 70 percent, making it one of the easiest forms of cancer to prevent. Yet, many people opt against one. Gastroenterologist Dr. Kathleen ...

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Diagnosing Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Mar 15, 2016

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) have very similar symptoms. However, the inflammation that accompanies IBD makes it much more serious, and it’s important to seek treatment if you suspect you have it. Dr. John Valentine takes us through the process that he uses ...

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How Do You Know if You Have Hemorrhoids and What Should You Do About it?

Jan 5, 2016

If you have rectal bleeding, it could be due to a hemorrhoid. But first you should see a health care professional to rule out other more serious causes, including rectal cancer—especially if bleeding is persistent. If you know for sure it’s hemorrhoids, there are some things you can do at home ...

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Which Type of Bariatric Surgery Should You Get?

Dec 22, 2015

There are three types of bariatric weight loss surgery. Which one you need depends on your specific circumstances. The gold standard for weight loss is still gastric bypass and that’s the best option for the majority of patients. The other two procedures are sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable ...

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Is Bariatric Surgery for You?

Nov 3, 2015

When should you consider weight-loss surgery? And is it a good solution for long-term weight loss? If you have a certain BMI and suffer from a weight-related medical problem such as diabetes or sleep apnea, your insurance might cover the procedure. Dr. Tom Miller and bariatric surgeon Dr. Eric ...

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Common Questinos About Colon Surgery

Sep 29, 2015

You need surgery for colon cancer, and you’re wondering how that is going to affect your lower digestive system. Are you going to be able to have control over your bowel movements? Dr. Tom Miller and Dr. Bartley Pickron discuss colon surgery procedures, recovery and what to expect afterwards....

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Hemorrhoids—or Something Else?

Sep 22, 2015

If you’re experiencing severe rectal pain, you might think it’s hemorrhoids, but it could be something worse. Dr. Tom Miller and Dr. Bartley Pickron talk about how to distinguish between common hemorrhoids and more serious conditions. They also discuss treatments and relief for pain, as well as ...

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