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Dr. Benjamin Havemann with Austin Gastro on Clostridium Difficile Infection (C. Diff)

Dr. Benjamin Havemann, a gastroenterologist with Austin Gastro, explains this increasingly common bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the colon (colitis), and sometimes severe diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and death if not treated quickly. C. diff has evolved and has become very hard to treat and is an infection that can easily recur. C. diff is sometimes triggered by using antibiotics which causes the loss of healthy bacteria in the digestive system, allowing the growth of this unhealthy and aggressive bacterial infection. A new and very successful treatment option for C. diff is called Fecal Microbiota Transplant, which involves the transplantation of fecal bacteria from a healthy individual into the colon of the recipient, and allows for the restoration of healthy flora through a variety of modalities. FMT has proven to be a very effective treatment option for these patients.

Dr. Cox at COPE in Southlake, TX Introduction

Meet Dr. Cox! Dr.Cox is a colorectal surgeon in Southlake,Texas with COPE (Center for Colorectal & Pelvic Health). COPE is powered by the GI Alliance. When your local gastroenterologist is a member of the GI Alliance (GIA), it means that your gastroenterology practice is supported by the nation’s largest and most reputable team of gastroenterology experts. The partnership between GI practices allows physicians to continue providing the highest-quality of personalized care to their patients while establishing an organization with the resources to provide the most innovative and superb care. Schedule a consultation wit hDr. COx here: https://gialliance.com/team/clifton-cox-southlake-tx/ Read more about the GI Alliance here: https://gialliance.com/about-gia/ #gastroenterology #healthcare #healthcareworkers #healthcareheroes #healthcareprofessional #physician

Dr. Douglas Srygley with Austin Gastro on ERCP Procedure for Pancreatic Disease

Dr. Douglas Srygley with Austin Gastro discusses the advanced endoscopic procedure called ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography). ERCP is both a diagnostic and therapeutic tool that enables your physician to examine the pancreatic and bile ducts. It is diagnostic in that it allows the physician to see the narrowing caused by the tumor in the pancreas and even take a biopsy of the tumor. ERCP is also therapeutic in that the physician can put a stint into the bile duct which drains the bile duct which will resolve the patient's jaundice, which will then help the patient with symptoms of jaundice such as itching and yellowing of the skin and eyes.

Dr. Kenneth Ellis with Austin Gastro Discussing Colon Cancer on KVUE on 3.3.17

Gastroenterologist, Dr. Kenneth Ellis, on KVUE News discussing the importance of colon cancer screening and how a colonoscopy is not only performed to detect colon cancer, it can also remove pre-cancerous polyps before they have a chance to turn into colon cancer. Everyone 50 year or older is at risk for colon cancer and should have a colonoscopy. If you have a family history of colon cancer you should talk to doctor about when you should be screened.

Dr. Richard Sperling with Austin Gastro on H. Pylori

Gastroenterologist, Dr. Richard Sperling, explains Helicobackter Pylori (H. Pylori), how people become infected with this bacteria, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated. H. Pylori infections can result in conditions such as chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, gastric cancer, and lymphoma of the stomach. Common symptoms range from no symptoms at all to abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, lack of appetite, or bloody/black stool. There are invasive and non-invasive ways to diagnose H. Pylori. The non-invasive ways include H. Pylori breath test, stool samples, and blood test. Another way to diagnose H. Pylori is upper endoscopy with biopsy of the stomach lining to detect this bacteria. Treatment often includes multiple antibiotics and an acid blocker, followed up with testing to ensure that the treatment has effectively killed all of the H. Pylori bacteria. Reinfection can occur, but is rare once effectively treated.

Dr. Robert Frachtman with Austin Gastro on Celiac Disease

Dr. Robert Frachtman explains what Celiac Disease is and how it differs from gluten sensitivity. Celiac Disease involves roughly 1% of the population and the most common symptoms are gas, cramping and diarrhea and can lead to very serious health complications. About 1.5% of the population actually has a sensitivity to gluten, but should not be confused with full-blown Celiac Disease, which can cause many more serious and significant health problems than those caused by gluten sensitivity.

Dr. William Stassen with Austin Gastro Discussing Ulcers

Dr. William Stassen, a gastroenterologist with Austin Gastro discusses Ulcers, what causes them, how they are diagnosed and treated. Stomach ulcers, which are also known as gastric ulcers, are painful sores in the stomach lining. Stomach ulcers are a type of peptic ulcer disease. Peptic ulcers are any ulcers that affect both the stomach and small intestines. Ulcers are commonly caused by the use long-term use of of asprin/NSAIDs, or by a bacterial infection called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). Ulcers can be diagnosed by understanding the location, type, and duration of pain that is experience by the patient, and is also commonly diagnosed using upper endoscopy (EGD). Symptoms of ulcers are managed by the use of acid blockers and proton pump inhibitors.

Dr. Amaro at TDDC in Cedar Park, TX Introduction

Meet Dr. Amaro! Dr. Amaro is a gastroenterologist in Cedar Park, Austin, and Georgetown, Texas with TDDC. TDDC is powered by the GI Alliance. When your local gastroenterologist is a member of the GI Alliance (GIA), it means that your gastroenterology practice is supported by the nation’s largest and most reputable team of gastroenterology experts. The partnership between GI practices allows physicians to continue providing the highest-quality of personalized care to their patients while establishing an organization with the resources to provide the most innovative and superb care. Read more about the GI Alliance here: https://gialliance.com/about-gia/ #gastroenterology #healthcare #healthcareworkers #healthcareheroes #healthcareprofessional #physician

Dr. Chauvin at Gastroenterology Associates in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Introduction

Meet Dr. Chauvin! Dr. Chauvin is a gastroenterologist at Gastroenterology Associates in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chauvin here: https://gialliance.com/team/ryan-chauvin-baton-rouge-la/ Gastroenterology Associates is powered by the GI Alliance. When your local gastroenterologist is a member of the GI Alliance (GIA), it means that your gastroenterology practice is supported by the nation’s largest and most reputable team of gastroenterology experts. The partnership between GI practices allows physicians to continue providing the highest-quality of personalized care to their patients while establishing an organization with the resources to provide the most innovative and superb care. Read more about the GI Alliance here: https://gialliance.com/about-gia/ #gastroenterology #healthcare #healthcareworkers #healthcareheroes #healthcareprofessional #physician

Dr Leo at Gastroenterology Associates in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Introduction

Meet Dr. Leo! Dr. Leo is a gastroenterologist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at Gastroenterology Associates. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Leo here: https://gialliance.com/team/ronald-leo-baton-rouge-la/ Gastroenterology Associates is powered by the GI Alliance. When your local gastroenterologist is a member of the GI Alliance (GIA), it means that your gastroenterology practice is supported by the nation’s largest and most reputable team of gastroenterology experts. The partnership between GI practices allows physicians to continue providing the highest-quality of personalized care to their patients while establishing an organization with the resources to provide the most innovative and superb care. Read more about the GI Alliance here: https://gialliance.com/about-gia/ #gastroenterology #healthcare #healthcareworkers #healthcareheroes #healthcareprofessional #physician

Dr. Be at Gastroenterology Associates in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Introduction

Meet Dr. Be! Dr Be is a gastroenterologist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at Gastroenterology Associates. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Be here: https://gialliance.com/team/robert-be-baton-rouge-la/ Gastroenterology Associates is powered by the GI Alliance. When your local gastroenterologist is a member of the GI Alliance (GIA), it means that your gastroenterology practice is supported by the nation’s largest and most reputable team of gastroenterology experts. The partnership between GI practices allows physicians to continue providing the highest-quality of personalized care to their patients while establishing an organization with the resources to provide the most innovative and superb care. Read more about the GI Alliance here: https://gialliance.com/about-gia/ #gastroenterology #healthcare #healthcareworkers #healthcareheroes #healthcareprofessional #physician

Dr. Alapati at Gastroenterology Associates in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Introduction

Meet Dr. Alapati! Dr. Alapati is a Gastroenterologist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at Gastroenterology Associates. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Alapati here: https://gialliance.com/team/prasad-alapati-baton-rouge-la/ Gastroenterology Associates is powered by the GI Alliance. When your local gastroenterologist is a member of the GI Alliance (GIA), it means that your gastroenterology practice is supported by the nation’s largest and most reputable team of gastroenterology experts. The partnership between GI practices allows physicians to continue providing the highest-quality of personalized care to their patients while establishing an organization with the resources to provide the most innovative and superb care. Read more about the GI Alliance here: https://gialliance.com/about-gia/ #gastroenterology #healthcare #healthcareworkers #healthcareheroes #healthcareprofessional #physician

Dr. Chapman at Gastroenterology Associates in Baton Rouge, LA Introduction

Meet Dr. Chapman! Dr. Chapman is a gastroenterologist at Gastroenterology Associates in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chapman at https://gialliance.com/team/j-casey-chapman-baton-rouge-la/ Gastroenterology Associates is powered by the GI Alliance. When your local gastroenterologist is a member of the GI Alliance (GIA), it means that your gastroenterology practice is supported by the nation’s largest and most reputable team of gastroenterology experts. The partnership between GI practices allows physicians to continue providing the highest-quality of personalized care to their patients while establishing an organization with the resources to provide the most innovative and superb care. Read more about the GI Alliance here: https://gialliance.com/about-gia/ #gastroenterology #healthcare #healthcareworkers #healthcareheroes #healthcareprofessional #physician

Dr. Siddiqui at TDDC in Cedar Park, TX Introduction

Meet Dr. Siddiqui! Dr. Siddiqui is a Gastroenterologist in Cedar Park, TX with TDDC. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Siddiqui here: https://gialliance.com/team/junaid-siddiqui-austin-tx/ TDDC is powered by the GI Alliance. When your local gastroenterologist is a member of the GI Alliance (GIA), it means that your gastroenterology practice is supported by the nation’s largest and most reputable team of gastroenterology experts. The partnership between GI practices allows physicians to continue providing the highest-quality of personalized care to their patients while establishing an organization with the resources to provide the most innovative and superb care. Read more about the GI Alliance here: https://gialliance.com/about-gia/ #gastroenterology #healthcare #healthcareworkers #healthcareheroes #healthcareprofessional #physician

Dr. Kirk Mullins at Gastroenterology Associates in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Introduction

Meet Dr. Kirk Mullins! Dr. Kirk Mullins is a Gastroenterologist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at Gastroenterology Associates. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mullins here: https://gialliance.com/team/kirk-mullins-baton-rouge-la/

Kimberly Persley, M.D. wins AGA Distinguished Clinician Award in Private Practice

Dr. Kimberly Persley a gastroenterologist with Texas Digestive Disease Consultants has won the American Gastroenterology Association's Distinguished Clinician Award in Private Practice 2020.

Is It Time For Your Screening Colonoscopy?

Did you know a screening colonoscopy can prevent colon cancer? Through a colonoscopy, your gastroenterologist can remove pre-cancerous polyps. Schedule your colonoscopy today www.gialliance.com.

Illinois Gastroenterology Group Joins GI Alliance

Illinois Gastroenterology Group Joins GI Alliance Dallas, TX – July 25, 2019 – GI Alliance (GIA), the nation’s largest independent gastroenterology services organization, today announced a partnership with Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG). With IGG and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC) as partner practices, GIA now represents over 215 physicians in over 140 locations across three states. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Serving the Chicago, IL metro area, IGG is the largest independent gastroenterology practice in Illinois and one of the ten largest in the U.S. by physician count. IGG was founded in 2010 through the affiliation of several leading GI groups and has invested significantly in clinical and administrative infrastructure as it has grown. In addition to core gastrointestinal (GI) services, IGG provides ancillary services including pathology, anesthesiology, infusion, and clinical research. “This partnership is an important step in our evolution,” said Dr. Mitch Bernsen, President of IGG. GI Alliance’s unique model allows IGG to retain the identity we have painstakingly built over the years, while joining a larger team of physicians to pursue common goals and operational efficiencies, with a steadfast commitment to high-quality care for our patients.” “In pursuing a partnership for growth, we had many different options,” said Dr. Larry Kosinski, a founding partner of IGG. “We chose GI Alliance over several attractive financial alternatives because of GIA’s strategic value and strong alignment with our culture and philosophy. As a physician-led, physician-owned organization dedicated to the advancement of our specialty, GIA in our view provides the best home and future for IGG’s physicians.” Dr. Kevin Liebovich, Executive Board Member of IGG remarked, “As part of the GI Alliance, IGG will retain a high degree of practical autonomy, but we will also engage in structured forums with our peers from other leading U.S. practices to develop and share clinical and operational best practices. GI Alliance will be a thought leader and an advocate of progress in the gastroenterology community nationwide.” “IGG is one of the most well-respected GI organizations in the country,” said Dr. Jim Weber, CEO of GI Alliance. “We are honored to have a practice of IGG’s size and repute join GIA in our mission to build the premier national GI platform for patients seeking dependable, high-quality care.” As of the closing of the transaction, GIA has partnered with IGG’s clinical practice entity. Separately, GIA intends to make future investments in the ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in which IGG’s physicians practice and own distinct interests. GIA intends to support IGG’s growth in the Midwest while retaining and supplementing the administrative functions that have served IGG historically. Waud Capital Partners (WCP), in partnership with the existing physician partners of GIA, invested equity capital in the transaction. GSO, the credit arm of The Blackstone Group, provided financing. Deloitte Corporate Finance acted as exclusive investment banking advisor to IGG. About GI Alliance GI Alliance is a physician-led, GI services organization supporting the needs of more than 215 independent gastroenterologists operating in Texas, Louisiana, and Illinois. GI practices that are part of the GI Alliance are focused on providing the highest-quality care to their patients. In addition to providing operational support for GI practices, GI Alliance is working to unite gastroenterologists nationwide to align interests and continuously improve quality of care for patients. About Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG) IGG is a regional medical practice comprised of board-certified private practice gastroenterologists and allied professionals, dedicated to improving the health of their patients by providing the highest quality gastrointestinal care utilizing evidence-based medicine in a safe, cost-effective, compassionate manner, following clinical standards as determined by available scientific knowledge, best practice and innovative treatment. The Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG) was formed in 2010 through the merger of three leading GI groups. Three additional GI practices have since joined IGG, making IGG the largest single GI practice in Illinois. About Waud Capital Partners Based in Chicago, Waud Capital Partners is a leading growth-oriented private equity firm with total capital commitments of approximately $2.1 billion since its founding in 1993. Waud Capital partners with exceptional management teams to build market leading companies within two industries: healthcare services and business and technology services. Since its founding, the Firm has successfully completed over 250 investments, including platform companies and follow-on opportunities. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brittany Dodd / GI Alliance [email protected] (817) 402-7562 www.gialliance.com

Priya Rangasamy, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Priya Rangasamy! About Dr. Rangasamy - Dr. Rangasamy grew up in India and completed medical school at Coimbatore Medical College before coming to the US in 2002. Her interest in gastroenterology began during her internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut. Here, she was taught and influenced by an excellent team of clinicians and research mentors who guided her toward a career in gastroenterology. Within this specialty, she is able to treat a wide range of GI diseases utilizing endoscopic techniques. Dr. Rangasamy values the relationships she has with her patients, which she feels are built on communication and connections with all of the patient’s providers. She considers it a privilege to treat and educate her patients about their health conditions, and she values her patient’s preferences in treatment. Dr. Rangasamy is truly honored that both her patients and their referring physicians entrust their care to her. Dr. Rangasamy has received several honors and awards, including the Program Directors Award, National Merit Scholarship from the Government of India, National Scholarship excellence award, and the Certificate of Merit from Headmasters Council. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Deepti Dhavaleshwar, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Deepti Dhavaleshwar! About Dr. Dhavaleshwar - Dr. Dhavaleshwar is a board-certified physician in internal medicine and gastroenterology. She received advanced training in endoscopic ultrasound which is used to diagnose pancreatic, biliary disorders and aids in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. She is trained to perform upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, video capsule endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound with fine-needle aspiration and biopsy. She treats a range of gastrointestinal conditions including acid reflux, peptic ulcer disease, abdominal pain, pancreatic and biliary disorders, irritable bowel disease (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Listening to her patients and educating them is important to her. She strives to provide the highest quality of medical care working as a team with the patient and their physicians. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Moustafa Youssef, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Moustafa Youssef! About Dr. Youssef - Dr. Youssef is board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology, and is the Vice-Chair for the GI division at THR Harris - Ft Worth. He received advanced training in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Procedures that he routinely performs are upper and lower endoscopy and capsule endoscopy as well as advanced therapeutic ERCP procedures. Dr. Youssef uses a multidisciplinary approach in treating digestive conditions by integrating alternative medicine and nutrition along with state-of-the-art medical and endoscopic management. He strives to improve his patient’s experiences and their quality of life through the management of their conditions. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Venessa Beckman, D.O. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Venessa Beckman! About Dr. Beckman - Dr. Beckman completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Baylor University in Waco, TX. She received her degree in medicine from the University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, TX. For her residency training, she attended the University of Texas-Houston in Houston, TX. She most recently completed a fellowship training in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX.? Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Yamini Maddala, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Yamini Maddala! About Dr. Maddala - Dr. Maddala is an American Board Certified Gastroenterologist practicing in McKinney, Allen and Prosper affiliated with Digestive Heath Associates of Texas (DHAT). She resides in Allen with her husband and two children. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Sunbal Zafar, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Sadaf Saghier, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Pediatrics | DHAT

Meet Dr. Sadaf Saghier! About Dr. Saghier - Dr. Saghier is a board certified general pediatrician and pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Saghier is experienced in dealing with spectrum of gastroenterology issues, ranging from simple to complicated diseases including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns Disease), Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Food Allergies, Nausea and Vomiting, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome/Abdominal Migraines, Functional Abdominal Pain, Dysphagia (swallowing difficulty), TPN and Gastrostomy dependent kids, Reflux, underweight, Constipation, Celiac Disease, Upper and Lower GI bleed, Food Impaction, Intestinal Motility etc. Also has special interest in basic Hepatobiliary cases such as Cholestasis/jaundice. She performs various general procedures such as upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, stricture dilatation, foreign body removal, variceal banding etc. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Armond G. Schwartz, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Armond Schwartz! About Dr. Schwartz - Dr. Schwartz’s practice focuses on general gastroenterology and hepatology with an emphasis on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), motility disorders, gastroesophageal reflux, diseases of immunosuppression. He also performs colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer. Dr. Schwartz has been a consistent referral source in the area for patients with diagnostic dilemmas. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

David Lee, M.D., M.P.H. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. David Lee! About Dr. Lee - Dr. David Lee specializes in advanced, minimally-invasive therapies of the GI tract, including Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy for achalasia (POEM) and Zenker’s diverticulum (Z-POEM), Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF), Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Endoscopic Submucosal Disection (ESD), and Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR). He has special interest in treating GERD, Barrett’s esophagus, and early esophageal cancers, and has extensive training in endoscopic therapies for GERD. He is also the first person in the State of Texas to be certified for EUS-guided portal pressure gradient (EUS-PPG) measurement for liver disease. He has a passion for bringing advanced endoscopic care to his patients, and providing patients with a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary plan for treatment of their GI disorders. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Jeff Linder, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Sarita Gayle, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Sarita Gayle! About Dr. Gayle - I am a board-certified physician in gastroenterology and internal medicine. My professional interests include colon cancer screening, treating peptic ulcer disease, GERD, functional bowel disorders, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Ruben Sandoval, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Ruben Sandoval! About Dr. Sandoval - Dr. Sandoval knew that he wanted to be a doctor since he was in high school. He strives to be the kind of physician that his patients deserve, which means treating them with respect, professionalism, and doing his best to meet their healthcare needs. When he’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Sandoval enjoys spending time with his wife, three sons, and their Boston Terrier. We are a tennis-playing, football-watching family—Go Big Red! Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Mark R. Miller, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Imad Ahmad, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Imad Ahmad! About Dr. Ahmad - Dr. Ahmad is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He received advanced training in Endoscopic Ultrasound, which is used to diagnose pancreatic, biliary disorders as well Gastrointestinal Malignancies. Procedures that he routinely performs are upper and lower endoscopy and capsule endoscopy as well as advanced therapeutic ERCP procedures and Endoscopic Ultrasound with Fine Needle Biopsy and Aspiration. Dr. Ahmad uses a patient centric approach to help in diagnosing and managing a wide variety of digestive diseases. These may range in complexity and challenges. Dr. Ahmad believes that including patient in their treatment plan, empowering them with resources and educating them about their conditions achieves successful outcomes for his patients. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Rush Shah, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Rush Shah! About Dr. Shah - Dr. Shah has a deep passion for pancreatobiliary diseases including acute and chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic malignancies, benign and malignant biliary diseases. He is trained in performing a variety of advanced endoscopic procedure including ERCP, EUS, deep balloon enteroscopy, Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), Gastric – POEM, endoscopic suturing in addition to routine GI procedures including EGD and colonoscopy. His focus is to take a personalize approach for each of his patient with specific emphasis on patient’s quality of life while making medical decisions. Dr Shah strongly believes in patient education and empowerment to promote shared medical decision making for his patients. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Balu Chandra, M.D., AGAF, | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Balu Chandra! About Dr. Chandra - I believe that quality medical care consists of showing compassion, empathy, and knowledge without over utilization. I give my patients the respect they deserve while listening to and educating them on their digestive issues. It is a privilege that my patients and referring physicians trust me with their care, and I will always be available for them. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

David Bass, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. David Bass! Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Son T. Do, MD, FACP, AGAF, FAASLD | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Son Do! About Dr. Do - Dr. Do treats general gastrointestinal problems as well as actively promoting colon cancer screening and viral hepatitis screening. He has served as the Chairman of the National CDC Task Force for Hepatitis B in Asian Americans, Dr. Do has his private practice in Plano, and also is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Candice P. Jantz, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Candice Jantz! Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Adnan S. Badr, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Adnan Badr! About Dr. Badr - As a physician, it is important to me to remain on the cutting edge of both science and technology to provide the best treatment choices for my patients. The personal interaction between myself, my patients, and their families allow me to significantly contribute to their health and well-being. I enjoy personally connecting with each patient during their times of illness and need. My 2017 Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR) was 34.4% for females and 45.61% for males. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Sangeetha Duraiswamy, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Sangeetha Duraiswamy! About Dr. Duraiswamy - Dr. Duraiswamy’s personal interests in gastroenterology include screening for colon cancer, hemorrhoidal banding, treatments for GERD, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Robert 'Bob' Anderson, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Bob Anderson! About Dr. Anderson - Dr. Anderson offers comprehensive treatment for all forms of digestive diseases. He has extensive experience in performing routine colonoscopies and upper endoscopies and has received training in advanced procedures, including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Hemangi Kale, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Hemangi Kale! About Dr. Kale - Dr. Kale has been in practice as a gastroenterologist for the past 15 years. She has experience in managing a wide range of complex GI disorders. Her special interests include pancreaticobiliary disorders with expertise in advanced endoscopy procedures, such as ERCP and EUS. Dr. Kale was also the director of a motility lab, which has given her an expertise in diagnosing and treating esophageal and anorectal motility disorders. As a female physician, she has found that many female patients find it easier to relate to and feel comfortable with her. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Sripathi Reddy Kethu, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Sirpathi Kethu! About Dr. Kethu - Dr. Kethu makes personal connections with his patients by actively listening to them and letting them talk about their concerns. He feels that they will provide more information in this manner than if he asks too many questions. Dr. Kethu has more than 20 years’ experience as a physician in both the academic setting and private practice. He wants his patients and their referring physicians to know that he will provide comprehensive GI care by making their safety and well-being his priority. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Catherine M. Yaussy, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Catherine Yaussy! About Dr. Yaussy - Over the past 20 years, Dr. Yaussy’s practice has been focused on outpatient Gi issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), GERD, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and colon cancer screening. She also explores the multitude of women’s GI issues and other general GI problems. Dr. Yaussy is trained in the majority of GI procedure techniques. Her practice is unique in the quantity and quality of time she devotes to every patient’s problems and concerns. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Arshad Malik, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Arshad Malik! About Dr. Malik - Dr. Malik specializes in GI conditions such as colon cancer screening, reflux, swallowing problems, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, gallstones, and hepatitis. He has expertise in procedures including colonoscopy and removal of polyps, upper endoscopy, esophageal dilation, hemorrhoid banding, Barrett’s ablation, and capsule endoscopy of the small bowel. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Vineel Kankanala, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Vineel Kankanala ! About Dr, Kanakanala - Dr. Kankanala is a gastroenterologist, board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. He aims to combine the latest in medical research with old-fashioned compassionate care. He treats numerous gastrointestinal and liver issues, including abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), constipation, diarrhea, GI bleeding, ulcers, hepatitis, and cirrhosis. He performs colonoscopies, upper endoscopies (EGDs), video capsule endoscopies, as well as hemorrhoid banding. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Prashant Kedia, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Prashant Kedia! About Dr. Kedia - Dr. Kedia is credentialed in performing ERCP, EUS, endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), endoscopic suturing and transoral incisionless fundoplication. He has a passion for advanced endoscopic procedures, therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound, and endoscopic treatment of acid reflux and obesity. He has published numerous manuscripts on these topics and is very committed to teaching and engaging in clinical research.Additionally, he currently serves at the Medical Director of Innovative Interventional Endoscopy at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Paul R. Tarnasky, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Veena Kumaravel, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Veena Kumaravel! About Dr. Kumaravel: Dr. Kumaravel graduated from the Aurora Healthcare Gastroenterology Fellowship program in Milwaukee, WI. She recently joined Digestive Health Associates of Texas and practices primarily at the Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Dr. Kumaravel has endoscopy privileges at the Preston Crossing Endoscopy Center where she performs outpatient procedures. She treats a wide range of general gastroenterology and liver related disorders and has a specific interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and pregnancy related GI disorders. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Angela Carollo, M.D. Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Angela Carollo! About Dr. Carollo - Dr. Carollo maintains a general, outpatient-based, GI practice treating a wide variety of disorders. Some of these include GERD, IBS, IBD, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain. She also performs screenings for colon cancer. Dr. Carollo has a special interest in providing care to women and minorities. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Manmeet Padda, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Manmeet Padda! About Dr. Padda - Dr. Padda is board certified physician in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He has completed also an advanced fellowship in Gastroenterology to gain expertise in complex gastroenterology procedures. He has a special interest in the prevention of colon cancer, acid reflux, pancreatic disease, and bile duct abnormalities. He also enjoys treating inflammatory bowel disease, Hepatitis B and C and Irritable bowel syndrome. He is fully trained to perform upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, video capsule endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound ( EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography ( ERCP), metal stent placements and hemorrhoidal banding. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Elizabeth Odstrcil, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Elizabeth Odstrcil! About Dr. Odstrcil- Dr. Odstrcil’s clinical interests include small bowel enteroscopy and incorporating new technology into her medical practice. She is currently one of the principal investigators for two national clinical trials and has been involved in studies presented at national meetings. One of her passions includes teaching, and she leads the gastroenterology elective for medical students and residents at Baylor University Medical Center. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Stuart Akerman, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet. Dr. Stuart Akerman! About Dr. Akerman Dr. Akerman is fellowship-trained in many advanced endoscopic procedures including ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, fine needle aspiration, and cholangioscopy. He practiced in Bayshore, NY for several years before relocating to the North Texas area. It is very important to him to be able to work with other physicians in the practice that are also advanced endoscopists. This allows Dr. Akerman to provide these complex procedures in a timely manner to better serve his patients. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Ravi S. Chittajallu, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet. Dr. Ravi Chittajallu! About Dr. Ravi! "I have had the opportunity of practicing medicine in multiple countries. Because of that, I have an appreciation of how being a physician can positively affect my patient’s lives. I enjoy making a personal connection with my patients in order to provide a comfortable setting where they can talk about their concerns. This allows me to help them understand that I will work with them until their problem is resolved. My practice focuses on my patient’s needs, and I strive to make myself available to them as much as possible." Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Faiz Mirza, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Faiz Mirza! About Dr. Mirza - Dr. Mirza is a gastroenterologist with board certification in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. He has interest in a broad range of GI conditions including acid reflux, swallowing disorders, peptic ulcer disease, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, liver diseases, screening for colon cancer, and many others. During his residency and fellowship, he did additional training under experts in the field of esophageal swallowing disorders. As well as being highly experienced in upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, he has special training in esophageal high-resolution manometry studies for swallowing. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Randal B. Macurak, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet. Dr. Randal Macurak! About Dr. Macurak - Dr. Macurak received the honor of Outstanding Volunteer Faculty for both the family practice and GI fellowship programs at Methodist Hospital. In order to keep current with changes in gastroenterology, he continues to improve his skills and techniques by attending meetings and conferences. Dr. Macurak performs a wide variety of procedures for many different illnesses. A large portion of his practice involves double balloon enteroscopy. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

James Nackley, M.D. | Meet The DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. James Nackley! About Dr. Nackley: Dr. Nackley joined Digestive Health Associates of Texas as a private practitioner in 2001. He takes a personal approach when seeing patients. He schedules each one with enough time for them to discuss their issues and ask questions so that he can educate them on their treatment plan. Allotting extra time allows for the appointment to be more relaxed and not rushed in any way. When his patients leave the office from their appointment, Dr. Nackley wants them to feel that he has created a treatment plan that they feel comfortable with. He also makes sure that they know that he will work with them until the problem is solved. Dr. Nackley also sees each and every patient that is referred to him by other physicians. To request an appointment today, visit: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Jeffrey A. Mills, D.O. FACG | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet. Dr. Jeffrey Mills: About Dr. Mills - Although Dr. Mills has many years’ experience, he remains young at heart and thoroughly enjoys the practice of medicine. He is on staff at THR HEB Hospital, and he performs outpatient procedures at The Central Park Endoscopy Center in Bedford, TX. Dr. Mills cares for acutely ill patients as well as those who are healthy and in need of colon cancer screening. Throughout his career, he has performed thousands of colonoscopies and upper endoscopies. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Brian K. Cooley, M.D | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Brian Cooley! About Dr. Cooley - Dr. Cooley was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in the suburbs of Maryland. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry as well as his medical degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. After graduating, he moved to Texas in 1982 and trained in internal medicine at Parkland Hospital in Dallas and in gastroenterology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He has been in private practice since 1988 and became a founding member of Digestive Health Associates of Texas. He currently resides in Texas and raised his three beautiful daughters here. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Kendall O. Brown, M.D. | Meet DHAT Pediatrics | DHAT

Meet Dr. Kendall Brown! About Dr. Brown - Dr Brown has 30 years of experience treating children with digestive disorders. Trained at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, he did his pediatric residency and pediatric gastroenterology training at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas before serving as faculty in the same institution. He has been an active, dedicated member of the North Texas pediatric community since, serving on of a variety of boards and committees to make healthcare better for our children and community. He sees patients from the newborn period until college graduation, addressing a wide range of issues such as gastroesophageal reflux, swallowing difficulties, abdominal pain, celiac disease, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), failure to thrive, and gastrointestinal allergic and autoimmune disorders. Dr Brown has been active with Make-A-Wish Foundation for the past twelve years, serving in leadership roles at both the local and national levels. In the past, he has also been extensively involved with the Plano Children’s Clinic and the North Texas chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Annette Whitney | Meet DHAT Pediatrics | DHAT

Meet Dr. Annette Whitney! About Dr Whitney - Dr. Whitney attended Baylor University for her undergraduate education and the University of Texas Health Science Center for medical school. She received her training in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. After she completed her medical education and training, she returned to Dallas where she has been practicing as a Gastroenterologist for 17 years. Her interests in pediatric acute and chronic diseases include Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, eosinophilic enteritis, reflux, food allergies, constipation, and chronic abdominal pain. Dr. Whitney is dedicated to understanding the needs of each of her patients and their families. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Sindhu A. Abraham, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Sindhu Abraham! About Dr. Abraham - In each appointment, Dr. Abraham reserves enough time for her patients to be able to ask questions and understand their diagnoses and treatments. She believes in treating the “whole person” and not just their current complaint. Educating her patients is a very important part of her practice so that they have an understanding of their health issues and their bodies. She considers it a privilege to provide and to be entrusted with the medical care of her patients. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Thomas Trey Lyles, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Thomas Lyles! About Dr. Lyles - Dr. Lyles is a board-certified gastroenterologist at HEB Hospital in Bedford, TX. After graduating medical school, he completed both an internal medicine residency and GI fellowship at the University of Texas-Southwestern/Parkland in Dallas. During his fellowship, he had a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and trained in an IBD-specific clinic. Dr. Lyles has been practicing as a general gastroenterologist with Digestive Health Associates of Texas since July 2013. He has worked as both a GI hospitalist and in a traditional office-based practice, which gives him a unique perspective in evaluating GI conditions. Dr. Lyles has been trained in upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, polyp removal, and treating gastrointestinal bleeding, in both the upper and lower GI tract. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Dr. Lyles sees most of his patients through physician referrals from primary care physicians (PCP’s), internists, general surgeons, and OB/GYN’s. He is happy to see any patient suffering from a GI condition. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Bilal A. Khan, M.D. | Meet the DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Bilal Khan! About Dr. Khan - "I have always been fascinated by science, and in particular, medicine. My inspiration has been from seeing my uncle, a surgeon, and my older brother, a physician, practice medicine. I believe that the best way to connect with my patients is to give them enough time to share their concerns and to actively listen to them. I have practiced gastroenterology for more than 21 years allowing me to gain a comprehensive knowledge of gastrointestinal diseases and their complex presentations. Over the past 21 years, I have performed thousands of procedures to treat digestive disorders." Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Kristie Blank, M.D. | Meet The DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Kristie Blank! About Dr. Blank: Dr. Blank feels that educating her patients about their healthcare allows them to make informed choices, empowering them to live healthier and longer and experience fewer symptoms. This, in turn, lets them enjoy a better quality of life by allowing them to work, pursue hobbies, and spend time with family and friends. Even though there is no cure for certain diseases, Dr. Blank can begin the healing process and help to improve function. She feels that patients play a huge role in their recovery, and by giving them the knowledge to help themselves, they can begin their journey to wellness. Dr. Blank treats a wide range of general GI diseases and enjoys partnering with other physicians to meet treatment goals. To request an appointment, please visit: bit.ly/2lqzwu9 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

John Lee, M.D. | Meet The DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. John Lee About Dr. Lee Dr. Lee has numerous interests in gastroenterology including acid reflux (GERD), colorectal cancer screening, biliary disorders (the gallbladder and bile ducts), celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, inflammatory bowel disease (Chron’s disease and ulcerative colitis), chronic hepatitis C, chronic diarrhea, and irritable bowel syndrome. He also performs non-surgical treatment of internal hemorrhoids (hemorrhoidal band ligation). To request an appointment today, visit: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehea... Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehe... LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dige... Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehe... Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Amit Masand, M.D. | Meet The DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Amit Masand! About Dr. Masand: Dr. Masand is a lifelong resident of Dallas, TX, which is where he was born and raised. He finished his undergraduate degree at Austin College and went on to medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. He also completed a residency and fellowship in a medical center in Dallas.His areas of expertise include advanced non-invasive endoscopic procedures such as endoscopy and colonoscopy and advanced biliary procedures including ERCP. To request an appointment today, visit: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Andrew Shea, M.D. | Meet The DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Andrew Shea! About Dr. Shea: Dr. Shea diagnoses and treats a wide variety of gastrointestinal conditions including reflux disease, hiatal hernia, liver diseases, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colon cancer screening, pancreatic disease, celiac disease, and diverticulosis. He performs colonoscopies, upper endoscopies (EGD), feeding tube placements, 48-hour pH BRAVO testing, and esophageal and colonic dilations. To request an appointment today, visit: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Gordon Luk, M.D. | Meet The DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Luk! About Dr. Luk: "I believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for my patients is treating them with compassion. I feel that my patients deserve to be treated by a dedicated and knowledgeable physician who helps them understand their illnesses and treatment options." To request an appointment today, visit:https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Kenneth J. Brown, M.D. | Meet The DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Kenneth Brown! About Dr. Brown - Dr. Brown has conducted clinical research with pharmaceutical companies involving IBS drugs, which shaped his interests in helping patients with these issues. As he worked to find solutions to IBS-related symptoms, he realized that drug companies were not performing efficiently. As a result, in 2012, Dr. Brown founded KBS Research, which focuses on natural remedies to digestive issues. The first product produced, Atrantil (Ah-Tran-Teal), was created to aid with bloating and abdominal discomfort due to bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine (SIBO). Atrantil contains polyphenols and flavonoids, which help in maintaining everyday digestive health. Outside of his medical practice, Dr. Brown’s interests are family-oriented with an extreme passion for tennis. To learn more about Dr. Brown, visit his website, KennethBrownMD.com. To request an appointment today, visit: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Jessica Shah, M.D. | Meet The DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Jessica Shah! About Dr. Shah: Dr. Shah is a board-certified physician in Gastroenterology/Hepatology. She is passionate about providing high quality, patient-centered medical care. Her clinical interests include diagnosis and treatment of acid reflux and peptic ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), irritable bowel syndrome, anorectal disorders, chronic liver disease, hepatitis, GI bleeding and GI cancers. She is especially interested in women’s health as it relates to the GI tract and colorectal cancer prevention and early detection. She performs upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, video capsule endoscopy and gastrostomy tube placement. To request an appointment today, visit: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Matthew Eidem, M.D. | Meet The DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Matthew Eidem! About Dr. Eidem: Dr. Eidem was born and raised in rural Minnesota. He received his bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University and then earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He went on to complete both his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Eidem has been recognized with numerous awards for the compassionate and outstanding medical care of his patients. To learn more about Dr. Eidem, visit his website, MatthewEidem.com. To request an appointment today, visit: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

David Hall, M.D. | Meet The DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. David Hall! About Dr. Hall: Dr. Hall completed medical school in Indiana, and then, moved to Dallas-Fort Worth for his residency and fellowship training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In 2006, he joined Digestive Health Associates of Texas where he specializes in general gastroenterology. Dr. Hall received extensive training in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and performs this procedure when needed. To request an appointment today, visit: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Jay Yepuri, M.D. | Meet The DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Jay Yepuri! About Dr. Yepuri: Dr. Yepuri practices as a general gastroenterologist with a subspecialty in advanced therapeutic endoscopy. Only a handful of gastroenterologists in the U.S. have completed subspecialty training in advanced therapeutic endoscopy. Because of his expertise in these procedures, Dr. Yepuri is able to offer his patients sophisticated, minimally invasive options for the management and treatment of a variety of digestive disorders. He prefers to maintain eye contact, listen, and take the time to educate his patients, which he feels empowers them. As a result, he and his patients work as a team to determine the best choices for the management and treatment of their conditions To request an appointment today, visit: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Harry Sarles, M.D. | Meet The DHAT Docs | DHAT

Meet Dr. Harry Sarles, Jr! Dr. Sarles is a board-certified gastroenterologist with extensive advanced experience in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. He is currently the medical director and principal investigator for the digestive health research Institute. He is directing trials in multiple fields of gastroenterology including inflammatory bowel disease, (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome, eosinophilic esophagitis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Dr. Sarles personal interests are in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), colon cancer prevention and early detection, and esophageal problems. He has extensive training and experience in all endoscopic procedures. He also offers a nonsurgical hemorrhoidal banding procedure in the office to eliminate symptomatic hemorrhoids. In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Sarles has served as the past president of the American College of Gastroenterology and the Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. To request an appointment today, visit: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Back to School with IBD | Annette Whitney, M.D. | DHAT

Board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Annette Whitney gives parents advice on how to ease the transition back to school when your child has been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, otherwise known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Dr. Whitney practices at Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas, and Children's Health Specialty Center in Plano. To request an appointment today, visit: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehea... Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehe... LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dige... Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehe... Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Why DHAT | Digestive Health Associates of Texas

Leaders in Digestive Health since 1996 | 90+ Gastroenterologists | 60+ North Texas Locations To request an appointment today, visit: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehea... Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehe... LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dige... Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehe... Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

Pete's Testimonial | Veena Kumaravel, M.D. | DHAT

Pete gave us his testimonial for Dr. Kumaravel in Richardson, Texas. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

PREPOPIK® | Colonoscopy Preparation | DHAT

Colonoscopy can spot small colon cancers while they are treatable and before they have spread to other parts of the body. It can also detect and remove polyps, small growths that can develop into colon cancer. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

MoviPrep® | Colonoscopy Preparation | DHAT

Colonoscopy can spot small colon cancers while they are treatable and before they have spread to other parts of the body. It can also detect and remove polyps, small growths that can develop into colon cancer. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

SUPREP® | Colonoscopy Preparation | DHAT

Colonoscopy can spot small colon cancers while they are treatable and before they have spread to other parts of the body. It can also detect and remove polyps, small growths that can develop into colon cancer. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/

MiraLAX® | Colonoscopy Preparation | DHAT

Colonoscopy can spot small colon cancers while they are treatable and before they have spread to other parts of the body. It can also detect and remove polyps, small growths that can develop into colon cancer. Emptying the contents of the colon is a key requirement for a successful colonoscopy. If the bowel prep isn’t up to par, polyps and lesions can be missed; the colonoscopy may take longer (increasing the risk of complications); or the whole process may need to be repeated or rescheduled, meaning another round of bowel prep. Request an appointment: https://remote.leadingreach.com/appt-request?os=digestive-health-associates-of-texas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digestivehealthtx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhatTX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digestivehealthtx/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digestive-health-associates-of-texas/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/digestivehealthtx/ Hashtag: #DigestiveHealthTX Website: https://www.dhat.com/

TDDC Checking In As A Patient

This video will help TDDC patients check-in for their telemedicine appointments. To find a TDDC gastroenterologist near you visit tddctx.com.

TDDC Telemedicine For Patients

Texas Digestive Disease Consultants now offers a Telemedicine solution for our patients. This video by Doxy.me explains the benefits of telemedicine and a brief overview of how telemedicine works.

The Future Of Colon And Rectal Surgery Is Bright

Dr. Cox talks about what the future of colon and rectal surgery holds.

Pelvic Floor Disorders Explained By Dr. Clifton Cox

Are you having Pelvic Floor issues? Schedule an appointment today with our pelvic floor therapists today! gialliance.com/locations/cope-tx/

Dr. Harish Gagneja with Austin Gastro on Barrett's Espophagus

Dr. Harish Gagneja, a gastroenterologist with Austin Gastro explains Barrett's esophagus and how these changes in the lining of the esophagus occur, and what can be done to treat it before it progresses into cancer. Barrett's esophagus is often diagnosed in people who have long-term gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is chronic regurgitation of stomach acid into the lower esophagus. Only a small percentage of people with GERD will develop Barrett's esophagus, but when it does progress into Barrett's esophagus it is imperative that patients seek treatment because of their increased risk of developing esophageal cancer. Barrett's esophagus can be treated with a simple endoscopic ablation procedure called endoscopic musosal resection.

What Dr. Clifton Cox Finds Most Rewarding About Practicing Medicine

Dr. Cox offers some insight into why he continues to help change his patient's lives through colorectal surgery.

Minimally Invasive Procedures - Dr. Cox

Dr. Cox has a particular interest in the ever-advancing availability of minimally invasive procedures.

Amazing Patient Experience With Dr. Clifton Cox

Dr. Cox is passionate about practicing medicine and helping change lives. Listen to a particular patient story that has left an impact on him.

How Hemorrhoid Banding Works - Dr. Clifton Cox

Hemorrhoids can be removed from an in clinic procedure called Hemorrhoid Banding. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Cox today! https://gialliance.com/locations/cope-tx/

Meet Dr. Clifton Cox

Dr. Clifton Cox is a colorectal surgeon with COPE and an affiliate of TDDC. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Cox today. https://gialliance.com/locations/cope-tx/

Dr. Kenneth Yang TDDC - Fort Worth Downtown

Dr. Kenneth Yang is a gastroenterologist with Texas Digestive Disease Consultants. He practices in our Fort Worth-Downtown location off of Magnolia Ave.

Dr. Kamal Syed TDDC - Fort Worth Downtown

Dr. Kamal Syed is a gastroenterologist with Texas Digestive Disease Consultants. He practices in our Fort Worth-Downtown location off of Magnolia Ave.

Meet Dr. Arthi Kumaravel TDDC- Fort Worth Downtown

Dr. Arthi Kumaravel is a gastroenterologist with Texas Digestive Disease Consultants. She practices in our Fort Worth-Downtown location off of Magnolia Ave.

Sony Mathews Gastroenterologist McKinney

Sony Mathews is a board-certified gastroenterologist with Texas Digestive Disease Consultants in McKinney. To see more about Dr. Sony Mathews visit https://tddctx.com/staff/dr-sony-mathews/ As a gastroenterologist in McKinney, Dr. Mathews treats patients with IBS, IBD, GERD, digestive issues and helps prevent colon cancer with colonoscopies.

Rajesh Putcha Gastroenterologist McKinney

Rajesh Putcha is a board-certified gastroenterologist with Texas Digestive Disease Consultants in McKinney. To see more about Dr. Rajesh Putcha visit https://tddctx.com/staff/dr-rajesh-putcha/ As a gastroenterologist in McKinney, Dr. Putcha treats patients with IBS, IBD, GERD, digestive issues and helps prevent colon cancer with colonoscopies.

Osvaldo Fajardo Gastroenterologist McKinney

Osvaldo Fajardo is a board-certified gastroenterologist with Texas Digestive Disease Consultants in McKinney. To see more about Dr. Osvaldo Fajardo visit https://tddctx.com/staff/dr-osvaldo-fajardo/ . As a gastroenterologist in McKinney, Dr. Fajardo treats patients with IBS, IBD, GERD, digestive issues and helps prevent colon cancer with colonoscopies.

Gabriel Rendon Gastroenterologist McKinney

Gabriel Rendon is a board-certified gastroenterologist with Texas Digestive Disease Consultants in McKinney. To see more about Dr. Gabriel Rendon visit https://tddctx.com/staff/dr-gabriel-rendon/ . As a gastroenterologist in McKinney, Dr. Rendon treats patients with IBS, IBD, GERD, digestive issues and helps prevent colon cancer with colonoscopies.

TDDC Patient Discusses the Impact of her Clinical Trial

After finding blood in her stool, Nivea underwent a colonoscopy and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. She visited several doctors and tried a number of medications, but she found no relief for her symptoms. Nivea then visited Dr. Steffer at TDDC who referred her to the TDDC Research Team. Watch Nivea’s story below to hear how a life-changing clinical trial gave her a new lease on life.

Opening Video Texas Digestive Disease Consultants - TDCC History

TDDC Texas Digestive Disease Consultants Opening Video - TDDC History

TDDC patient Harry discusses his journey with Ulcerative Proctitis

Harry led an active lifestyle until he was diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis. Although commonly used medications did not work for Harry, TDDC's Dr. Rubin was committed to developing an effective treatment plan to help Harry get his life back. Watch the video below to hear Harry’s story about how he is now symptom free. To learn more about TDDC visit www.tddctx.com. To Learn more about Dr. Rubin and his office visit www.tddctx.com/locations/irving-las-colinas.

CRH O Regan System for Hemorrhoid Treatment Practice Edition mp4 1

Information on the symptoms, struggles, and treatments for Hemorrhoids. Become educated on the possible treatments for Hemorrhoids. Digestive Disease Consultants are professionally trained and here to help you.

DigestiveDiseaseConsultants Doctors 1500

It might be time for your digestive check up! Schedule your consultation today.

About Gastro Arkansas

About 40 percent of patients are needing screening or preventative medicine while others are seeking care for diagnostic conditions. Our goal is obviously saving lives. So, we want every patient that walks through our door to determine what's going to make them feel better. How am i going to get you to the path to recovery no matter where they are in their area of care. We want to make sure that when they walk through the door that they know that everyone here is committed to taking care of them. When they get good follow-up care we want to make sure that they feel special regardless of the patient's needs. Gastro Arkansas will do whatever it takes to offer the best care!

Gastro Update

Announcement on changes to processes and procedures due to COVID-19. You will be greeted by a member of our staff. The staff member take your temperature and ask you for COVID related symptoms.

Dr. Craig Davis

Dr. Craig Davis was born in Monticello and Moved to Helena when he was 5. Craig went to graduate school at University of Alabama.

Dr. Kakati

Dr. Kakart was born and raised in Alabama until going to Arkansas for his residency. Getting the opportunity to help everyone is what brought Dr. Kakati to gastroenterology in Arkansas.

Dr. Debra Morrison

Dr. Debra Morrison has been a gastroenterologist at GastroArkansas for more than 30 years.

Crystal Brown

Crystal Brown grew up in Quitman in Cleburne County where a family tragedy turned into the discovery of her passion.

Lee Family

Jared Lee was very aware of how cancer was present in his family. Having family members that passed from colon cancer. However, it was the relationship that his wife had made with the administrator of gastro Arkansas that eventually got jared to get his colonoscopy.

Dr. Meziere

Dr. Tom Meziere was born and raised in Oklahoma City. When looking for a position Gastor Arkansas was the first and only place he considered. Turns out Dr. Meziere just fell in love with the city and the group that was present at the practice.

David Backstedt M.D.

Dr. David Backstedt grew up on a farm in Slaughter Louisiana. Education and Training took Dr. Backstedt to Texas and Arizona before landing in Arkansas. Arkansas had a group of like-minded position and the team really cared about the patients.

Tiffany Talbert

Tiffany Talbert was nine years old when she started experiencing symptoms such as blood in the stool and a lot of pain. It would take three years to finally get a diagnosis, Crohn's Disease. The inflammation of your GI can get it anywhere from your esophagus down to your rectum.

GI Associates CAREs

From the very beginning, GI Associates has provided the highest quality care for our patients. It is our honor to serve our community and be a partner in your health.

Fatty Liver Disease

At GI Associates we are leading the fight against Fatty Liver Disease, a very common condition that will affect over 40% of the population.

Guts & Butts 5K | Bringing an End to Colon Cancer

GI Associates and Run Strong Events joined forces to bring an end—hundreds actually—to colon cancer. The GI Guts & Butts 5K Race Against Colon Cancer raises money for screenings and colon cancer awareness programs.

GI Associates | GiveBack 2019

On March 23, GI Associates held their sixth annual GiveBack Saturday. For the last six years, GI Associates has partnered with area primary care physicians to offer screening colonoscopies to patients without the means or opportunity to have scheduled one on their own.

Giveback 2018

Each year the GI Associates' team gathers to give back to the community. Colon cancer screenings are provided for those who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford them.

2018 Butts & Guts 5K Race and Walk

We are so thankful and excited about the turn out for the inaugural Butts and Guts 5K! What a great way to raise awareness for colon cancer screening. We hope to see you next year!

New Guidelines for Colon Cancer Screening

Austin Gastroenterology physicians, Dr. Navdeep Chehl and Dr. Shiv Desai, explain why everyone age 45+ should begin screening for colorectal cancer. The recommended age to begin screening was lowered to age 45 from age 50 because colon cancer has been occurring in younger and younger age groups. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, yet it is still 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. A colonoscopy can detect and remove colon polyps BEFORE they have time to develop into colon cancer. Colon cancer prevention starts with screening.

Austin Gastro's Northwest Clinic: An Aerial View

Austin Gastro's Northwest Clinic is located at 8015 Shoal Creek Boulevard in Suite 118, which is located in the back left corner of the complex. Providers in this clinic include: Dr. Shiv Desai Dr. Kenneth Ellis Dr. Vijay Poreddy Dr. Glenn Robinson Dr. William Stassen Dr. John Ziebert Austin Gastro occupies multiple suites in this office complex, including our Infusion Center in Suite 109, Pill Cam, Manometry and HygieaCare in Suite 111, and our Endoscopy Center in Suite 300. In addition to these AG facilities in this office complex, Austin Gastro has an additional office building located at 7951 Shoal Creek Boulevard. Austin Gastro has 17 clinics and 3 endoscopy centers located throughout the greater Austin area. We hope every patient's experience with Austin Gastro is a great one.

Austin Gastro's Anderson Clinic: An Aerial View

Austin Gastro's newest location opened March 21, 2022 at 7951 Shoal Creek Boulevard. This location serves as the HUB office for AG's Central group of physicians, and will be the new home for AG Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, their care teams, phone operators, and administrative staff previously located in our Bailey Square office on West 34th Street in Austin, Texas. Physicians seeing patients in this location include: Eduardo Alcocer, MD Sanaa Arastu, MD Navdeep Chehl, MD Anupama Duddempudi, MD Robert Frachtman, MD Craig Lubin, MD Richard Sperling, MD Binh Pham, MD Harry Thomas, MD Austin Gastroenterology is the largest gastroenterology practice in the greater Austin area, with 38 physicians, 17 clinic locations, and 3 endoscopy centers located throughout Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Kyle, Dripping Springs, Bee Cave, Manor, and Bastrop.

Dr. Sanaa Arastu's Approach to Managing All Stages of Liver Disease

Dr. Sanaa Arastu, a gastroenterologist with Austin Gastroenterology, describes her approach to treating patients with all stages of liver disease. Dr. Arastu believes that early intervention with medication and patient education can help patients reverse their disease and prevent the progression into chronic liver disease. And for patients who have progressed into advanced stages of liver disease, Dr. Arastu has seen that complex medication management and consistent medical care can make an enormous difference in quality of her patients lives.

Dr. Navdeeep Chehl on KVUE for Mens Health Month

Dr. Navdeep Chehl of Austin Gastroenterology discusses important health issues that men should be aware of during the various stages of their lives, not only in June during Men's Health Month, but all year long. Most importantly, Dr. Chehl says men should not avoid getting medical care because of COVID-19.

Dr. Sushil Duddempudi on Interventional Endoscopy

Dr. Sushil Duddempudi of Austin Gastroenterology on Interventional Endoscopy, and the benefits of using these minimally invasive advanced endoscopic procedures to diagnose and treat complex GI conditions of the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.

Dr. Vijay Dalapathi on Why He Chose Gastroenterology As His Specialty

Dr. Vijay Dalapathi of Austin Gastroenterology explains why he chose gastroenterology as a field. He enjoys the variety of diseases, and the balance of treating both gastrointestinal emergencies such as GI bleeding in the hospital, as well as treating patients with chronic conditions such as eosinophillic esophagitis, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis.

Dr. Karthik Garapati Shares Concerns About Delaying Colonoscopies During Pandemic

Dr. karthik Garapati shares his concerns about people delaying their colonoscopies during the pandemic. He is concerned that many preventable cancers will have been missed, and that colon cancers will be detected at later stages, making it harder to treat. Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the United States. It is also one of the most treatable cancers when detected early. It is also one of the only cancers that is preventable. Screening colonoscopies can detect and remove pre-cancerous polyps before they have time to develop into colon cancer.

Dr. Parastoo Jangouk on Rectal Bleeding

Dr. Parastoo Jangouk of Austin Gastroenterology explains why rectal bleeding is never normal and should always be considered an “alarm symptom” requiring timely medical attention. Most of the time the causes of rectal bleeding are benign in nature, but still need to be treated by a physician, and colorectal cancer should be ruled out.

Dr. Shiv Desai on Doctor-Patient Communication

Dr. Shiv Desai has been with Austin Gastro providing great in-patient care in South Austin, and started seeing patients for outpatient care at our office on Shoal Creek Blvd. in October 2020. Dr. Desai explains why doctor-patient communication is a top priority in his practice. He is passionate about making sure his patients fully understand their diagnosis and treatment plan. He believes patients who are engaged in their treatment typically have a better patient experience, which can lead to better outcomes.

Austin Gastroenterology Enhanced Safety Precautions

Protecting the health and safety of our patients, physicians and staff while providing quality and timely care is our highest endeavor at Austin Gastroenterology. Take a look inside our offices to see how we are keeping our patients and staff protected from exposure and spread of COVID-19.

Austin Endoscopy Center Virtual Tour

Austin Endoscopy Center, a division of Austin Gastroenterology and HCA, located in Bee Cave, Texas.

Dr. Harry Thomas on the Long Term Prognosis and Treatment Plan for IBD Patients

Both Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease are chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) that involve inflammation of the digestive tract and can be quite painful, debilitating, and even life threatening for people suffering from IBD. Thankfully, these symptoms can be managed with regular ongoing treatment. There is no cure for IBD at this piont, but there is much research happening in this area and a cure is the goal. For now, most patients achieve and remain in remission, but ongoing professional evaluation and medical care is critical to manage any complications that may arise.

Dr. Adam Hafemeister on Reasons for a Conolonsopy Before Age 50

Dr. Adam Hafemeister of Austin Gastroenterology outlines some of the reasons why someone might need to have a colonoscopy prior to age 50, as recommended by the American College of Gastroenterology. If a person has a family history of colon cancer, or even colon polyps, screening should typically begin at age 45. Other reasons a colonoscopy might be needed is when a person is experiencing an unexplained change in bowel habits (constipation and/or diarrhea), blood in the stool or black stool, abdominal pain & bloating, unintentional weight loss.

Dr. Harry Thomas on the 3 Phases of a Low FODMAP Diet

Dr. Harry Thomas of Austin Gastroenterology explains that the goals of a Low FODMAP diet are twofold. First and foremost we want to restore a person's digestive health and improve their quality of life. But first we must understand what each person's individual food triggers are, so they can be avoided - at least for a while. There are three phases in this exercise: The Elimination Phase, The Reintroduction Phase, and the Personalization Phase. Dr. Thomas explains the process and purpose of each phase, and the benefits a person might expect if followed correctly.

Dr. Adam Hafemeister: Can Polyps Be Removed During a Screening Colonoscopy

Many people wonder what happens if a polyp is found during their screening colonoscopy. Can it be removed right away? Would a second procedure have to be scheduled to remove it? Dr. Adam Hafemeister, with Austin Gastroenterology says yes, most of the time polyps can be removed during the initial screening colonoscopy. Only rarely, depending on the size and a few other situations, would a patient need to come back for a second colonoscopy to have the polyp removed. Remember, a colonoscopy is the only screening option that can both detect AND prevent colon cancer at the same time. Our goal is to catch & remove colon polyps before they have a chance to develop into cancer. Everyone 45+ should start a conversation with their physician about their family history of colon polyps and colon cancer to determine the age you should start screening. Most people with average risk should have their first screening at age 50.

Dr. Adam Hafemeister: Why Dripping Springs?

Dr, Adam Hafemeister, with Austin Gastroenterology, discusses what he loves about the Dripping Springs community, and why he chose to focus his practice in this area.

Dr. Harry Thomas Leadership in the local IBD Community

Dr. Harry Thomas, of Austin Gastroenterology, proudly supports the Austin IBD community in two important ways. He serves on the Leadership Board of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Central Texas Chapter, and also Chairs the Austin Mission Committee, which consists of 10 healthcare providers in Austin dedicated to increasing the integration of medical care and support services provided to patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, their healthcare providers, and their caregivers. Thank you, Dr. Thomas, for all of your hard work and dedication to the IBD community!

Dr. Anupama Duddempudi on KVUE Discussing the Importance of Maintaining Your Gut Health

We are learning more and more each year about the critical role gut health plays in our overall health. The gut informs everything from your central nervous system, your skin, your brain and mental health. Dr. Anupama Duddempudi of Austin Gastroenterology visited KVUE News to talk about the benefits of healthy foods, probiotics and prebiotics. She also outlines certain foods that can have a damaging effect on our gut health, and how to avoid these pitfalls to maintain optimal gut health.

Dr. Navdeep Chehl on KXAN: Avoiding the Painful Symptoms of Heartburn

Dr. Navdeep Chehl of Austin Gastroenterology stopped by KXAN's Studio 512 to give us some helpful tips on how to manage all of the family, food and fun over the holidays and bypass some of the painful heartburn and indigestion that can accompany all of the fun that comes along with the holiday season. Some of the uncomfortable"Holiday Heartburn" symptoms include belching, chest pain, burning in the chest, nausea, and regurgitation, acid-reflux, and the feeling of food getting stuck after swallowing. Common heartburn triggers include acidic and spicy foods, citrus and tomato-based foods, fried and fatty foods, mint-flavored candy, caffeine and alcohol.... basically all of the things that make the holidays so much fun! The first thing to do to avoid holiday heartburn (or lessen the symptoms) is to enjoy all of these things in moderation, keep your body weigh in control, avoid smoking. In addition, a good strategy can be to wait a few h ours after eating to lie down to go to sleep, and sleeping on your left side has been shown to prevent reflux symptoms. Two over the counter medications, Gaviscon and Pepcid, can be taken as needed before bedtime and they really help. However, proton pump inhibitors such as Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid - also available over the counter - aren't really appropriate for "as needed" therapy. These are better suited for regular, every day use, to be effective.

Dr. Harry Thomas and Britney Knowlton, PA-C on KEYE At Home DNA Kits Nov 2019

Britney Knowlton, a new mom and Physicians Assistant at Austin Gastroenterology, and Dr. Harry Thomas, a gastroenterologist with Austin Gastro, urge people to use caution when evaluating clinical information and interpretations from at-home DNA testing kits. Britney and her husband took these tests for fun as they began to plan to have a baby to learn more about their heritage. The portion of the test related to genetic diseases indicated that she had a high risk for Lynch Syndrome, an inherited condition that causes an increased risk for breast and colon cancer. Naturally, this caused a great deal of panic and concern for Britney and her husband. After seeing an oncologist for formal genetic testing Britney was relieved to find that she in fact does not have Lynch Syndrome. Dr. Harry Thomas explains that while these at-home DNA tests are useful for gaining insight into a person's ancestry, people should use caution when gleaning clinical information since these tests can be vulnerable to both false negatives and false positives, and that it is always best to talk with a doctor if you have concerns about your risk for genetic diseases.

Dr. Navdeep Chehl on KVUE Austin Discussing Holiday Heartburn

Dr. Navdeep Chehl of Austin Gastroenterology sat down with KVUE Austin to give us some helpful tips on how to avoid holiday heartburn. He tells us which foods and beverages are most likely to trigger acid reflux related symptoms. And he gives us some unexpected tips on how to prevent and manages the symptoms heartburn and indigestion, how and when to self-medicate, and when to see a doctor.

Dr. Harish Gagneja Colonoscopy Documentary Teaser 2

A sneak peak to Dr. Harish Gagneja's public service documentary dispelling common misconceptions about having a colonoscopy, and the prep beforehand. To see the complete video please visit our YouTube channel or AustinGastro.com.

Binh Pham Discussing Summertime Foods and Heartburn on KVUE News Austin

Dr. Binh Pham sat down with KVUE News Austin to discuss how Summertime foods and festivities can wreak havoc on our digestive systems. One of the common digestive complaints that goes along with over-indulgence is heartburn, or GERD. He tells us how to alleviate some of these symptoms and what to look out for if symptoms persist.

Harry Thomas on FOX 7 Reducing Risk for Colon Cancer 8 20 19

A new study finds that eating fish regularly may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Dr. Harry Thomas of Austin Gastroenterology sat down with FOX7 News in Austin to discuss these findings and explains how we can all take steps to reduce our risk of developing colon cancer.

Austin Gastro Beyond the Diagnosis: Living with Crohn's Disease - Erin's Story

Erin Bush has lived with Chron's Disease her entire life, but was not diagnosed until she was 18 years old when she happened to have emergency surgery because of severe abdominal pain. When she was formally diagnosed, Erin's doctors told her she would probably not be able to live a full life. They warned her that becoming a mother would be unlikely and that her quality of life would be severely impaired because of our Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Erin's story is one of triumph over her diagnosis because she has realized so many of her dreams including becoming a mother, having a career, continuing her education, eating delicious healthy foods in restaurants, traveling and volunteering her time. The key to her success has been remaining steadfast with her treatment plans. She never stops taking her medications or infusion treatments, even when she's feeling great. Erin made it her mission to challenge the limitations her physicians laid out for her and worked with her doctors to find treatment plans that worked for her during various stages of her life. Erin is now in her 40s and hasn't had a single IBD flare in almost 7 years.

Binh Pham Removes Colon Polyp During Fellow Gastroenterologists Screening Colonoscopy final

When it was time for Dr. Harish Gagneja's first colonoscopy upon his 50th birthday, he called upon his friend and business partner, Dr. Binh Pham to perform his procedure. Both physicians are gastroenterologists with Austin Gastroenterology in Austin, Texas. Dr. Gagneja decided to invite cameras in to document his experience having his own colonoscopy to clear up some common misconceptions about the colonoscopy prep, the procedure itself, and the recovery afterward. During the colonoscopy, Dr. Pham shows us exactly why following the instructions of the bowel prep and having a clean colon is such an important part of the process. During the procedure, Dr. Pham detected and removed a colon polyp from Dr. Gagneja, preventing it from ever developing into colon cancer. Colon cancer is the 2nd deadliest cancer in men & women in the United States, yet 1 in 3 people are not being screened as recommended. Everyone 50+,, or with a family history of colon cancer should be screened at least every 10 years. A colonoscopy is the only screening test that can detect and remove colon cancer at the same time.

Dr. Harish Gagneja's Personal Colonoscopy Documentary

Dr. Harish Gagneja, a gastroenterologist with Austin Gastroenterology, recently turned 50 and invited the cameras in to videotape his very first colonoscopy to help clear up some of the common misconceptions people have about the prep before the procedure, the colonoscopy procedure itself, as well as the recovery after the procedure. During his colonoscopy a polyp was detected and removed, preventing it from ever developing into colon cancer. Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of deaths in men and women in the United States. Yet 1 in 3 Americans are not screened as recommended. Colon cancer has a 90% survival rate when found and treated early. Everyone 50+, and those with a family history of colon cancer, or personal history of polyps should be screened. 4 out of 5 people diagnosed with colon cancer have no family history of the disease. A colonoscopy is the only screening test that can both detect and prevent colon cancer. You will see for yourself how simple and easy this process is from prep to recovery , and how a 15 minute procedure every 5 -10 years really can save your life.

Dr. Binh Pham Discussing Warning Signs and Symptoms of Colon Cancer on FOX7

Quite alarming statistics have recently come out that show colon cancer is being diagnosed much earlier than ever before. 1 in 5 newly diagnosed colon and rectal cancers are occurring between the ages of 20 to 54. The current guidelines recommend that people have their first screening at age 50 unless there is a family history of colon cancer, or a personal history of colon polyps. Anyone, at any age, who experience certain symptoms of colon cancer such as weight loss, anemia, blood in their stool, abdominal pain, and changes in their stool consistency should definitely talk with their doctor about their symptoms to determine if a colon screening would be a good idea. Most commonly, symptoms do not occur in the early stages of colon cancer, which is why regular screening and colon cancer awareness is so important.

Dr. Ken Ellis on the Growing Number of Younger Patients Being Diagnosed with Colon Cancer

Historically, colon cancer has been primarily diagnosed in people 50+. However, in the past 5 to 7 years there has been a 4-fold increase in the number of people in their twenties, thirties and forties being diagnosed with colon cancer. We aren't exactly sure why this is, but there is strong evidence suggesting a complex relationship between colon cancer and obesity, lack of exercise and poor diet. So it is possible that you could reduce your cancer risk by staying active and fit and eating a proper diet.

Eimile Dalton Talks about Popular New Diets for the New Year on Studio 512 on KXAN

Many people start new diets this time of year- but are the trendy Paleo and Keto diets appropriate for everyone? What about going gluten free? And should you take a prebiotic or a probiotic? Our very own, Dr. Eimile Dalton answered these common questions on @KXAN's @Studio 512. You can watch the entire interview here #paleodiet #ketodiet #austingastro:

Dr. Harry Thomas on the City of Austin's Boil Water Notice

KXAN News heard an expert opinion from Austin Gastroenterology's Dr. Harry Thomas on why it is important for us to follow the City of Austin's recommendation to boil water until the City has a chance to address the possibility of any contamination to the City's water supply during the floods.

Gastroenterologist Harry Thomas Discussing the City of Austin's Water Boil Recommendations

Dr. Harry Thomas of Austin Gastroenterology spoke with KEYE News about whey we should follow the City of Austin's recommendation to boil our water due to flooding in the area.

Dr Zeibert and Traveling and Your Gut on KXAN

Dr. John Ziebrt of Austin Gastroenterology visited Studio 512 to talk about how to stay healthy while traveling abroad this summer. The best strategy to protect your gut health is to be proactive and focus on prevention. Take precaution with food and water in countries with limited resources. Avoid tap water, ice, mixed drinks. Use bottled water for brushing your teeth, and avoid things like salsa or fruit that can be left on tables. Hand sanitizer is always a good idea. If you do become ill during your trip, most symptoms will resolve themselves withing 3 to 5 days without needing to see a doctor. However, if you have high fever, severe abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, or symptoms lasting longer than 5 days you should absolutely seek medical treatment.

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Discussing New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines on FOX7 Austin

Dr. Pradeep Kumar, a gastroenterologist with Austin Gastro, appeared on FOX7 News to discuss the new colon cancer screening guidelines as set forth by the American Cancer Society in June 2018, lowering the recommended age from 50 to 45 to begin screening for colon cancer. He explains why the American Cancer Society made this recommendation and what this means for people age 45-49 who are wondering if they should ask their doctor about scheduling a colonoscopy.

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Explains Treatment Options for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Dr. Pradeep Kumar, a gastroenterologist with Austin Gastroenterology, explains the complexity of IBD and the various medical and surgical treatment options that are used to help prolong a person's remission and prevent relapse.

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Discusses HyGieacare Colonoscopy Preparation

Dr. Pradeep Kumar, a gastroenterologist with Austin Gastro, explains how HyGieacare, a same-day bowel prep, works as compared to a traditional bowel preps. Traditionally, before a person has a colonoscopy, they need to do a bowel prep which can mean drinking lots of fluid and running to the bathroom, sometimes disrupting a person's sleep. HyGieacare is an alternative that is done on the same day, just before the procedure, where the person's colon is completely cleaned out for them. Having a completely clean colon is critical to the gastroenterolgist being able to see polyps, lesions or any other abnormalities during a screening or diagnostic colonoscopy. Many people avoid or procrastinate their colonoscopy because they don't like drinking a lot of fluids, which is part of the traditional bowel prep, or they cannot afford to lose a good night's sleep. HyGieacare removes those barriers.

Dr. Harish Gagneja talks to CBS Austin about New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

Dr. Harish Gagneja, a physician with Austin Gastroenterology, spoke to @KEYE News yesterday about the new American Cancer Society recommendation that advises adults as young as 45 to get a colorectal screening. This is down from the previous recommended age of 50. Austin Gastro patient, Jennifer Welker, also shares her colorectal cancer journey and why she's celebrating this new guideline advisory.

Dr. Chad Long Discussing New Hepatitis C Treatments

Dr. Chad Long with Austin Gastroenterology discusses how the treatments for Hep C have dramatically improved since 2014. Prior to 2014 – treatments for Hepatitis C were so long, had so many side effects, and were relatively unsuccessful. Treatments were 6-12 months long and had a 50-70% chance of a cure rate. Since 2014, there are new oral, anti-viral medications that are very well tolerated by patients and have a very high cure rate. Treatments are 8-12 weeks long with a 90+% cure rate in most patients. Certain groups are at high risk for Hep C and need testing. These people include these people: • History of IV drug use • Born between 1945-1965 • Elevated liver function tests • Received blood transfusion before 1992 Successful treatment of Hepatitis C can result in decreased need for liver transplant, a decreased rate of liver cancer, and decreased mortality overall in most patients. Currently, Hepatitis C is very easy to treat and very the new anti-viral medications are very successful. All patients at risk for Hepatitis C should be tested and offered therapy.

Dr. Chad Long Explains Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a difficulty in swallowing or abnormal swallowing. Difficulty swallowing means it takes more time and effort to move food or liquid you’re your mouth to your stomach. Sometimes pain is associated with dysphagia. Occasional difficulty swallowing may occur you’re your food isn’t chewed well enough or when you eat too fast, and this is not cause for concern. Persistent dysphagia beyond that is considered to be an alarm symptom and is something that should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. Dysphagia can be oropharyngeal in nature, which means there is difficulty initiating a swallow. Or it can be esophageal in origin which usually is a problem swallowing several seconds after the swallow is initiated. Dysphagia can be caused by structural abnormalities such as rings, or webs, or esophageal cancer. Or it can be a motility dysfunction where the nerves and the muscles of the esophagus are not working properly. This dysfunction in swallowing can be evaluated by: • Radiology studies (barium swallow) • Endoscopy • Manomety Treatments include surgery, endoscopy with dilation and multiple medications.

Dr. Scott Becker Explains Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Dr. Scott Becker, with Austin Gastroenterology explains the differences between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Inflammatory Bowel Disease is generally considered to be one of two things: Ulcerative Colitis which affects the colon, and Crohn’s Disease, which affects the entire digestive system including the colon. In general, people with Ulcerative Colitis will have diarrhea or pain in the left lower aspect of their abdomen. Crohn’s Disease generally affects the right side of the colon and the latter part of the small bowel. Symptoms of IBS include: • Migratory pain • Cramping • Discomfort • Doesn’t affect people in the middle of the night • Associated with stress IBD treatments have made dramatic progress in the past 15-20 years. Today there are medical treatments that can help manage the symptoms of IBD without surgery and give people their lives back.

Dr Chad Long and Jenniver Welker on KVUE

Austin Gastro physician, Dr. Chad Long and patient advocate, Jennifer Welker talked to Jennie Lee at KVUE News about colorectal cancer awareness and the important role colonoscopies plays in saving lives.

Dr. Shad Dabaghi and Patient Michael Yu on Fox7 News

Gastroenterologist, Dr. Shad Dabaghi of Austin Gastro,and his patient, Michael Yu, who was just 42-year-old was he was diagnosed with colon cancer, appeared on Fox 7 News Austin. They shared important information about colon cancer awareness, including who should get screened and when. Thank you, Michael, for sharing your story! We know that because of you, people will get their colonoscopies this year.

Dr. Anupama Duddempudi Discusses Gut Health Makeovers on KVUE News

Dr. Anupama with Austin Gastroenterology, appeared on KVUE Mid-Day News to discuss the best ways to makeover your diet for the new year. She discusses how increased fiber in your diet can improve your overall gut health. Plant-base diets are a great way to improve your gut health and immune system.

Dr. Benjamin Havemann with Austin Gastro Havemann on Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Benjamin Havemann, a gastroenterologist with Austin Gastro, discusses current guidelines for colorectal cancer screenings for men and women. Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cancer in men and women and is an age-related disease. It is recommended that most people, with average risk factors, have their first colonoscopy at age 50 and repeat it once every ten years. African-American men and women are at higher risk for developing colon cancer and it is recommended that colonoscopies begin at age 45. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers and colonoscopy is the gold standard for finding, and removing, pre-cancerous polyps before they have a chance to develop into colon cancer.

Dr. Harish Gagneja with Austin Gastro on Large Polyps

Dr. Harish Gagneja, a gastroenterologist with Austin Gastro, discusses a recent study that shows why it is safer and more cost effective to remove large colon polyps endoscopically rather than with surgery. Risk factors for large polyps include sedentary lifestyle, high fat/low fiber diet, genes and family history, smoking and alcohol consumption. Because there is no way to prevent large colon polyps from forming, and because all colon polyps have the potential to develop into cancer, it is incredibly important for people to have regular screening colonoscopies. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, provided that polyps are discovered and removed before they have the chance to turn into cancer.

Dr. William Stassen with Austin Gastro on Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

Dr. William Stassen, a gastroenterologist with Austin Gastro, talks about conditions of the digestive tract called Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is a very common conditions that affects approximately 80% of adults as they age, and occurs when small, bulging pouches develop in your digestive tract, most commonly in the colon. When one or more of these pouches become inflamed or infected, the condition is called diverticulitis. Symptoms include diarrhea, cramping and abdominal pain. If left untreated, diverticulitis can lead to potentially fatal infections and other serious health complications that require surgery.

Dr. Douglas Srygley with Austin Gastro on Pancreatic Diseases

Dr. Douglas Srygley, a gastroenterologist with Austin Gastro, discusses the most common types of pancreatic disease, which are Acute Pancreatitis, Chronic Pancreatitis, and Pancreatic Cancer. Acute pancreatitis is a painful inflammation of the pancreas, located in the upper left side of your abdomen. There are direct and indirect causes of pancreatitis, including obstructions, immune system reactions, viral infections, and reactions to certain medications. Chronic pancreatitis is a long-standing inflammation of the pancreas that alters the organ's normal structure and functions. It can present as episodes of acute inflammation in a previously injured pancreas, or as chronic damage with persistent pain or malabsorption. Pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) in the early stages typically causes vague nonspecific symptoms. These symptoms and signs may include poor appetite, weight loss, abdominal or back pain, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark colored urine and/or light colored bowel movements) with or without itching, fatigue, and nausea.

Dr. Robert Frachtman with Austin Gastro on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Dr. Robert Frachtman, a gastroenterologist with Austin Gastro, discusses Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), which can cause a variety of symptoms, such as cough, hoarseness, and wheezing, as well as cause permanent damage to the esophagus. Most concerning is that when these conditions are left untreated, permanent damage can lead to cancer or a condition called Barrett's Esophagus, which is a precancerous condition that can be treated, preventing cancer from occurring in the first place.

AG 2nd Annual Charity Colon Cancer Screening Event 2017

Austin Gastroenterology and People's Community Clinic 2nd annual charity colon cancer awareness and screening event, hosted April 2, 2017. This event provided free colonoscopy education and screening to uninsured and under-insured patients who would not otherwise have access to a screening colonoscopy. Austin Gastro and People's Community Clinic are committed to giving back to our community by raising awareness about the importance of this preventable cancer.

Dr. Richard Sperling with Austin Gastro on Non-Cardiac Chest Pain

Gastroenterologist, Dr. Richard Sperling with Austin Gastro, talks about some possible causes of non-cardiac chest pain. GI doctors are frequently asked to evaluate patients complaining of chest pain. Aside from cardiac conditions are ruled out, there are other causes that are frequently the cause, such as musculoskeletal causes, gastrointestinal causes, pulmonary ideologies, and anxiety. Symptoms associated with non-cardiac chest pain include heartburn, trouble swallowing, and pain associated with eating. GI Diseases account for 10-15% of all instances of non-cardiac chest pain, so it is important that these patients are evaluated by a gastroenterologist. These GI conditions include GERD, esophagitis, motility disorders, and gall bladder disease. These conditions are most commonly diagnosed by utilizing upper endoscopy, esophageal motility testing, and imaging of the gall bladder.

Dr. Nadege Gunn on Liver Transplant

Hepatologist, Dr. Nadege Gunn with Pinnacle Clinical and special consultant to Austin Gastro, explains who is considered for liver transplantation. One way physicians prioritize who should be seriously considered for a liver transplant is by looking at the patient's MESLD Score (Model End Stage Liver Disease). As of 2017, there are roughly 17,000 patients waiting for liver transplants, but only about 6,000 transplants are performed each year, making it all the more important to catch and reverse liver disease in its early stages.

Dr. Nadage Gunn on Fatty Liver Disease

Hepatologist, Dr. Nadege Gunn with Pinnacle Clinical and special consultant to Austin Gastro , explains Fatty Liver Disease, which affects 30% or more Americans due to the rise in obesity in this country. Obesity leads to fat in the liver, the fat causes inflammation which causes scarring, which leads to cirrhosis of the liver. If the associated complications commonly found with fatty liver disease are addressed, such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes are reversed, sometimes the cirrhosis can be reversed as well. However, if left unaddressed, that scarring (or cirrhosis) can become irreversible and can lead to significant health problems such as liver failure, liver transplant, liver cancer, and death.

Dr. Nadege Gunn on Cirrhosis

Hepatologist, Dr. Nadege Gunn with Pinnacle Clinical and special consultant to Austin Gastro, talks about liver disease and explains what Cirrhosis means and how the hardening of the liver can lead to serious complications like encephalopathy, which can present symptoms such as swelling in the lower extremities, disorientation, drowsiness or confusion, sluggish movement and slurred speech.

Dr. Kenneth Ellis Austin Gastro Reflux

Dr. Kenneth Ellis of Austin Gastroenterology discusses the causes and symptoms of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). He explains the complications that can arise from self-managing the symptoms of reflux for a period of more than 5 years, because treating the symptoms does not repair the damage to the esophagus that can be caused by acid reflux.

Dr. Kenneth Ellis with Austin Gastro Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Dr. Ken Ellis, a gastroenterologist with Austin Gastro, explains Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), who is at risk, and how this chronic and painful gastrointestinal condition can disrupt a person's lifestyle. IBS is the second leading medical reason for missing work, and is more common in women and in men.

Dr. Ken Ellis with Austin Gastro Discussing Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance on KXAN 6.27.17

Dr. Ken Ellis discussing the difference between Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance and sensitivity. Did you know that people can live with Celiac disease and not even know it? "Celiac disease may be one of the most under diagnosed diseases of our time. For every one or two people diagnosed, there may be up to seven more dealing with symptoms," Dr. Ellis told KXAN.

Dr. John Tsai with Austin Gastro Discussing Fatty Liver Disease on FOX 7 News 6.29.17

Dr. John Tsai of Austin Gastroenterology, discussing fatty liver disease on Fox 7 News Austin. Fatty liver disease is now considered a serious health epidemic, striking 30-35% of our population. Watch Dr. Tsai's entire interview to learn how certain lifestyle changes can make a difference before it's too late.

Dr. Sheila Reddy with Austin Gastro Discussing Colon Cancer Prevention on FOX 7 on 3.19.17

Gastroenterologist, Dr. Sheila Reddy, and her patient, Nannette Kitowski, spoke with FOX 7 Austin about the importance of colon cancer screenings. As a breast cancer survivor, Nannette is at a higher risk for developing colon cancer. Having a colonoscopy is the best way to detect and prevent colon cancer.

Dr. Pradeep Kumar with Austin Gastro Discussing Proton Pump Inhibitors on FOX 6.15.17

Gastroenterologist, Dr. Pradeep Kumar, on FOX 7 Austin, explaining the pros and cons of using prescription and over-the-counter Proton Pump Inhibitors to treat heartburn and acid reflux. If you're using these medications long term, be sure to check with your physician to make sure the benefits truly outweigh the risks.

Arizona Digestive Health Checking In As A Patient

This video will help Arizona Digestive Health patients check-in for their telemedicine appointments. To find an ADH gastroenterologist near you visit arizonadigestivehealth.com.

Arizona Digestive Health Telemedicine For Patients

Arizona Digestive Health now offers a Telemedicine solution for our patients. This video by Doxy.me explains the benefits of telemedicine and a brief overview of how telemedicine works.

Patient protection during COVID-19 at The Endoscopy Center at St. Francis

Learn how The Endoscopy Center at St. Francis is protecting patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. To schedule an appointment (virtual or in-person), visit www.IndyGastro.com.

How to check-in for a telemedicine visit with Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Watch this quick tutorial on how to check-in for your Indy Gastro virtual doctor's appointment (telemedicine) using our doxy.me service. New and existing patients can schedule a telemedicine visit by calling 317-865-2955. For more information on this service, please visit www.indygastro.com or watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjhjxVU-b84

IGH introduces telemedicine visits for new and existing patients

Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology (IGH) is now offering virtual health visits via telemedicine for all new and existing patients. With telemedicine, patients can have a virtual visit with their Indy Gastro provider from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Learn more about this service by visiting www.indygastro.com or call 317-865-2955 to schedule an appointment.

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Sneha Dave's Story: Growing Up with Ulcerative Colitis

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Ernest J. Orinion, MD | Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Indy Gastro)

http://www.IndyGastro.com Honolulu, Hawaii native, Dr. Ernest J. Orinion serves on the Board of Managers for the Endoscopy Center at St. Francis and as a Physician Facilitator for Franciscan St. Francis Health Indianapolis Endoscopy. He sees patients in Indianapolis, Shelbyville, and Greensburg. A former teacher of Biology and Physics at Cantwell Sacred Heart High School in Los Angeles, Dr. Orinion continues to teach, focusing his energies towards medical education. Annually, he participates in the St. Francis Family Practice Residency Program lecture series speaking on topics in gastroenterology and works individually with family practice residents during GI rotations. Dr. Orinion graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, and spent two years teaching prior to enrolling in medical school. He graduated from the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska 1998. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Indiana University Medical Center. In 2005 he joined Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Orinion is a member of the Indianapolis Medical Society, the American Medical Association and the American Gastroenterological Association. His hobbies include golf, hiking, camping, and Indianapolis Colts football which he shares with his wife and children. ---Education & Training--- Loyola Marymount University in 1992 Medical Degree from the Creighton University Medical School in 1998 Internal Medicine Residency Indiana University Medical Center in 2002 Gastroenterology Fellowship in 2005 Board Certifications: Gastroenterology ---Awards--- Externship at Moi University Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya Physician Facilitator of Team Based Engagement Model, Endoscopy

Lucas M. Drake, MD | Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Indy Gastro)

http://www.IndyGastro.com Bloomington, Indiana native, Dr. Lucas M. Drake, is a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Community Hospital South. In 2012 Indianapolis Monthly Magazine recognized him as one of the region’s top doctors. Committed to improving the gastrointestinal health and nutrition of his patients, Dr. Drake has published a number of articles. While still in his residency he co-authored an article detailing nutrition in gastrointestinal illness. Two years later he co-authored a nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) article for the American Gastroenterological Association’s online nutrition toolkit series. Dr. Drake graduated from Indiana University in 2000 and later earned his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, then his Gastroenterology Fellowship with advanced training in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Drake joined Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2011. He is a member of the Indianapolis Medical Society and the American College of Gastroenterology. He enjoys his hobbies of travel, golf and skiing which he shares with his wife and children. ---Education & Training--- Indiana University, 2000 Medical Degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, 2005 Internal Medicine Internship and Residency Medical University of South Carolina, 2008 Gastroenterology Fellowship with ERCP training Medical University of South Carolina, 2011 Board Certifications: Gastroenterology ---Awards--- University of Utah Therapeutic Endoscopy Course Scholarship, 2009-2010 Top Doctors, 2012

James A. Jacob, MD | Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Indy Gastro)

http://www.IndyGastro.com Dr. Jacob’s career is distinguished by his passion for quality healthcare through a number of leadership roles. He is the past President of Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology and a former Vice Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Community Hospital South also serving as the Chairman of the department’s Quality Assurance Committee. During Dr. Jacob’s presidency, IGH increased its clinical presence in Shelbyville from two to five days per week and expanded its clinical and research partnership with Community Hospital South improving healthcare access for south side patients. Dr. Jacob graduated Cum Laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, then attended the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He joined Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 1994. Dr. Jacob is a member of the Indianapolis Medical Society, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy. He enjoys an active family life sharing his love of sports with his wife and three children. Board Certifications: Gastroenterology ---Awards--- Cum Laude Miami University - 1985 Team Gastroenterologist - Indiana Pacers Top Docs 2014 ---Education & Training--- Miami University in Oxford, Ohio 1985 Medical Degree from the Ohio State College of Medicine in 1989 Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center in 1992 Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Indiana University Medical Center 1994

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Michael S. Morelli, MD, CPE, FACG | Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Indy Gastro)

http://www.IndyGastro.com Cincinnati, Ohio native, Michael S. Morelli, MD, CPE, FACG is the President of Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Medical Director of the St. Francis Colorectal Cancer Center of Excellence. Central to his practice is his dedication to evidence based treatments for gastroenterological diseases, establishment of outcome measures for ambulatory endoscopic procedures, and development of quality standards for ambulatory endoscopy centers. He has a number of published articles and a book chapter to his credit. As a member of the American College of Gastroenterology’s Practice Management Committee, his objective is to help his fellow members manage their practices. In 2012 he co-chaired the Practice Management Course at the ACG’s annual meeting. Dr. Morelli served on the QIQuIC Endoscopy Unit Quality Metrics Task Force participating in the formation of measurable quality standards for ambulatory endoscopy centers. Later in 2013 Dr. Morelli served on the Yale-CORE Technical Expert Panel assisting in the development of outcome measures for ambulatory endoscopy procedures. For his work in clinical practice, research, service to the college, and GIQIiC, in 2012 Dr. Morelli was named Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. In 2013 he was named a top doctor in the city of Indianapolis. Dr. Morelli maintains an active clinical practice with special interests in pancreato –biliary disorders, Clostridium difficile diarrhea, and colorectal cancers. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1993. Then, he attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He competed his Internal Medicine residency at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and North Carolina Baptist Hospitals and his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Cincinnati University Hospital. Dr. Morelli is an avid reader and enjoys travel. He is an active parishioner at St. Jude Parish in Indianapolis. Dr. Morelli also enjoys coaching his children in sports and spending time with them and his wife. He is an avid fan of Notre Dame Football and Cincinnati Reds baseball. ---Education & Training--- University of Notre Dame in 1993 Medical Degree from the Ohio State, University College of Medicine in 1997 Internal Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University in 2000 Chief Resident, Department of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University in 2001 Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Cincinnati in 2004 Board Certifications: Gastroenterology ---Awards--- Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology 2012 Top Doctors 2012, 2014

David C. Pound, MD | Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Indy Gastro)

http://www.IndyGastro.com Linton, Indiana native, Dr. David C. Pound is the President of the Indianapolis Gastroenterology Research Foundation and a member of the Franciscan St. Francis Health Regional Board. He is a member of the Franciscan St. Francis Health Indianapolis Credentials Committee. An active volunteer, Dr. Pound is a Director, the Medical Advisor and Past Chairman for Lifeline Christian Mission and a past Director and Chairman of FAME (Fellowship of Associates for Medical Evangelism). Linton, Indiana native, Dr. David C. Pound is the President of the Indianapolis Gastroenterology Research Foundation and a member of the Franciscan St. Francis Health Regional Board. He is a member of the Franciscan St. Francis Health Indianapolis Credentials Committee. An active volunteer, Dr. Pound is a Director, the Medical Advisor and Past Chairman for Lifeline Christian Mission and a past Director and Chairman of FAME (Fellowship of Associates for Medical Evangelism). Dr. Pound is a nationally recognized gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He has participated in numerous clinical research studies and has contributed to many medical publications. For his work in hepatology the Indiana Chapter of the American Liver Foundation presented him their Salute to Excellence Award in 2005. He was honored as an inaugural Fellow of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) in 2014. Graduating from Indiana State University, Dr. Pound earned his Medical Degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1980. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at Indiana University Medical Center (IUMC) in Indianapolis. From 1985 until joining Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 1993, Dr. Pound taught medical students and residents at the IU School of Medicine and still serves as an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine. In 1989 he received the Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., M.D. IUPUI Experience Excellence Recognition Award for his work developing the IUMC Liver Transplantation Program. Dr. Pound is a member of a number of organizations including the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease. Since 2009, he has consistently been named one of the region’s Top Doctors. In his free time, Dr. Pound devotes himself to medical mission work. He has led numerous short term medical mission teams in Haiti sometimes joined by his wife and children. ---Education & Training--- Indiana State University, 1976 Medical Degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine, 1980 Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at the Indiana University Medical Center, 1983 Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Indiana University Medical Center, 1985 Board Certifications: Gastroenterology ---Awards--- Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., MD, IUPUI Experience Excellence Recognition Award for the IUMC Liver Transplantation Program, 1989 Salute to Excellence Award, American Liver Foundation, Indiana Chapter, 2005 Top Doctors 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Inaugural Class of AASLD Fellows 2014

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) & Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) at IGH

http://www.IndyGastro.com (EUS) Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a specialized technique used to study the ducts of the gallbladder, pancreas, and liver. Ducts are drainage routes; the drainage channels from the liver are called bile or biliary ducts. If your doctor has recommended an ERCP, this page will give you a basic understanding of the procedure. If you have questions and concerns, please consult your doctor. During ERCP, your doctor passes an endoscope through your mouth, esophagus, and stomach into the duodenum, which is the first part of your small intestine. An endoscope is a thin, flexible tube that lets your doctor see inside your bowels. After your doctor sees the common opening to ducts from the liver and pancreas, he passes a narrow plastic tube called a catheter through the endoscope and into the ducts. Your doctor injects a dye into the pancreatic or biliary ducts and takes X-rays with contrast. How Should I Prepare for My ECRP? Stop eating food and unapproved beverages by midnight the night before your endoscopy. You can drink clear liquids until five hours before to your scheduled endoscopy time. The following are approved clear liquids: water, apple juice, white grape juice, cranberry juice, broth, bouillon, tea, black or sweetened coffee, colas/sodas/carbonated beverages, Gatorade and other sports drinks, popsicles, and Jello. Patients scheduled to go under general anesthesia, including Propofol, must stop clear liquids earlier. Please refer to the specific instructions provided by your physician. What can I expect during ERCP? Your doctor may apply a local anesthetic to your throat or give you a sedative to make you more comfortable. Some patients receive antibiotics before the procedure. You will lie on your left side on an X-ray table. As the endoscope passes through your mouth, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum, it does not interfere with breathing. However, you may feel a bloating sensation because of the air introduced through the instrument. What are possible complications of ERCP? Patients tolerate ERCP well when doctors who are specially trained and experienced in the technique perform the procedure. Although complications requiring hospitalization can occur, they are uncommon. Complications can include pancreatitis (an inflammation or infection of the pancreas), infections, bowel perforation, and bleeding. Some patients have adverse reactions to the sedative used. Sometimes the procedure cannot be completed due to technical issues. Risks vary, depending on why the test is performed, what is found during the procedure, what therapeutic intervention is undertaken, and whether a patient has major medical problems. Patients undergoing therapeutic ERCP for stone removal face a higher risk of complications than patients undergoing diagnostic ERCP. Your doctor will discuss your likelihood of complications before you undergo the test. What can I expect after ERCP? If you have ERCP as an outpatient, you will be observed for complications until most of the effects of the medications have worn off. You might experience bloating or pass gas because of the air introduced during the examination. You can resume your usual diet unless you are instructed otherwise. Someone must accompany you home from the procedure because of the sedatives used during the examination. Even if you feel alert after the procedure, the sedatives can affect your judgment and reflexes for the rest of the day. Please contact your doctor promptly if you have any follow-up questions or if you are experiencing any complications due to the procedure.

Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) Infection

http://www.IndyGastro.com Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) Infection Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) is a procedure in which fecal matter, or stool, is collected from a tested donor, mixed with a saline or other solution, strained, and placed in a patient, by colonoscopy, endoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or enema. The purpose of fecal transplant is to replace good bacteria that has been killed or suppressed, usually by the use of antibiotics, causing bad bacteria, specifically Clostridium difficile, or C. diff., to over-populate the colon. This infection causes a condition called C. diff. colitis, resulting in often debilitating, sometimes fatal diarrhea C. diff. is a very serious infection, and the incidence is on the rise throughout the world. The CDC reports that approximately 347,000 people in the U.S. alone were diagnosed with this infection in 2012. Of those, at least 14,000 died. Some estimates place that number in the 30,000 to 50,000 range, if the U.S. used the same cause of death reporting methods as most of the rest of the world. Fecal transplant has also had promising results with many other digestive or auto-immune diseases, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis. It has also been used around the world to treat other conditions, although more research in other areas is needed. Fecal transplant was first documented in 4th century China, known as “yellow soup”. It has been used for over 100 years in veterinary medicine, and has been used regularly for decades in many countries as the first line of defense, or treatment of choice, for C. diff. It is customary in many areas of the world for a newborn infant to receive a tiny amount of the mother’s stool by mouth, thought to provide immediate population of good bacteria in the baby’s colon, thereby jump-starting the baby’s immune system. Fecal transplant has been used in the U.S., sporadically since the 1950's, without much regulation. It has gained popularity in the U.S. in the past few years, although experts estimate that total number of treatments to date in the U.S. remains below 500 patients. In late spring of 2013, the FDA announced it was classifying fecal matter as both an Investigational New Drug (IND) and a Biologic, and that only physicians currently in possession of an approved IND application would be allowed to continue performing fecal transplant. This resulted in less than 20 physicians in the U.S. being allowed to perform fecal transplant. There was a groundswell of opposition from physicians and patients, and on June 17th, 2013, the FDA reversed their position, and announced that qualified physicians could continue to perform FMT for recurrent C. diff. only, with signed consents from patients and tested donor stool. This has resulted in more and more physicians beginning to perform fecal transplant, but there are still only limited numbers serving the large population needing the treatment. There are also many patients who do not have a donor to assist them. And there are many patients who have never even heard of this treatment, even though the success rate for treatment of recurrent C. diff. is estimated to be well over 90%. In all documentation, dating back to 4th century China, there has never been a single , serious side effect reported from fecal transplant. Fecal Transplant is a low-cost, low-risk, highly effective treatment. It is not currently covered by most insurance companies, as it is still classified as an experimental treatment.

CRH O’Regan System – Non-Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment

http://www.IndyGastro.com CRH O’Regan System – Non-Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment The CRH O’Regan hemorrhoid treatment technology works by cutting off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid, causing it to shrink after the band falls off in a few days. You may not even notice when this happens. • Fewer than 5% of patients have a recurrence within 2 years • Takes less than 1 minute • Less than 1% complication rate — much safer than traditional banding With the unique banding system, you won’t feel pain or need to take valuable time off work and life. Hemorrhoid treatment with the CRH system is even covered by most insurance plans. The CRH O’Regan System is considered more than 99% effective in treating hemorrhoids.

Shan L. Cheng, MD | Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Indy Gastro)

http://www.IndyGastro.com Dr. Shan L. Cheng was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in Dallas, Texas. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1998. Dr. Cheng earned his Medical Degree and graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 2002. Dr. Cheng completed his Internal Medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in 2005. He completed his Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship in 2009 at the University of California in San Francisco. His fellowship included extensive Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) training. His areas of special interest include inflammatory bowel disease, microscopic colitis, biliary tract disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Dr. Cheng is double boarded in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine and joined Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2009. In 2012, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine recognized Dr. Cheng as one of the region's Top Doctors. Dr. Cheng is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. His publications include a chapter on Radiographic Evaluation of Pleural Disease. Dr. Cheng enjoys cooking, racquetball, and traveling. He is an avid sports fan and follows the NFL, the NHL, and European Soccer. Dr. Cheng is married with three children. He serves as Secretary and as a member of the Executive Committee for Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Paul K. Haynes, MD | Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Indy Gastro)

http://www.IndyGastro.com Chicago native, Dr. Paul K. Haynes serves as the Medical Director for the Gastroenterology program at Major Hospital in Shelbyville, the Secretary for the Department of Internal Medicine at Franciscan St. Francis Health Indianapolis, and the Vice President of the Indianapolis Gastroenterology Research Foundation. He is a member of the Franciscan St. Francis Health Critical Care Committee and Community Hospital South’s Department of Internal Medicine Quality Assurance Committee. Committed to providing his patients with the most up to date evidence based treatments available, Dr. Haynes maintains an active role in the research foundation. He is the principal investigator of several studies involving the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and gastroparesis. He is a member of the Indianapolis Medical Society, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Haynes graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. After earning a Master of Science Degree at Michigan State University, he enrolled in Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago graduating in 1999. Dr. Haynes completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis in 2005. Later that same year he joined Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In his free time Dr. Haynes enjoys hiking and camping with his wife and three children. ---Education & Training--- DePauw University 1991 Master of Science from Michigan State University in 1995 Medical Degree from the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University in 1999 Internal Medicine Residency at the Indiana University Medical Center in 2002 Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Indiana University Medical Center in 2005 Board Certifications: Gastroenterology ---Awards--- Wensinger Scholarship 1997 Three Achievement Fellowships, College of Arts and Letters, Michigan State University, 1993-1995 Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society “Mentoring Program in IBD for Gastroenterology Fellows” Annenberg Center for Health Sciences, 2003

J. Scott Buckley, MD | Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Indy Gastro)

http://www.IndyGastro.com Kokomo, Indiana native, Dr. J. Scott Buckley is the Medical Director for the Endoscopy Center at St. Francis and serves on its Board of Managers. Additionally, he serves as a Director for the Indianapolis Gastroenterology Research Foundation and as a member of the Franciscan St. Francis Health Credentials Committee. Dr. Buckley’s medical career is distinguished by a number of patient choice and medical education honors. Each year he commits a great deal of time to the St. Francis Family Practice Residency Program proctoring gastroenterology rotations and lecturing on gastroenterology topics. In 2007 he was a recipient of the prestigious Edward N. Micon, M.D. Teaching Award for his accomplishments teaching in the family practice residency program. Dr. Buckley graduated from Purdue University, then attended the Indiana University School of Medicine graduating in 1990. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency and his Gastroenterology Fellowship in Indianapolis at the Indiana University Medical Center. After completion of his fellowship in 1995, Dr. Buckley joined Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Buckley maintains membership in the Indianapolis Medical Society, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He enjoys golf and has an active family life, married with three children. ---Education & Training--- Purdue University in 1986 Medical Degree from Indiana University Medical School in 1990 Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, Indiana University Medical Center in 1993 Gastroenterology Fellowship, Indiana University Medical Center in 1995 Board Certifications: Gastroenterology ---Awards--- Edward N. Micon, M.D. Teaching Award, 2007 Top Doctors, 2012, 2013, 2014

Brian G. Sperl, MD | Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Indy Gastro)

http://www.IndyGastro.com Gary, Indiana native Dr. Brian G. Sperl is a member of the Board of Managers at the Mooresville Endoscopy Center and a past Treasurer of Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Sperl enjoys a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) specifically ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. He also performs ablation of dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus. Graduating with High Distinction from Indiana University in 1979, he enrolled in the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis in 1986 where he served as the Chief Resident of Transitional Care that year. Dr. Sperl completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Louisville in Kentucky in 1988. In 2012, he was recognized by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine as one of the region's Top Doctors. Dr. Sperl is a member of the Indianapolis Medical Society, the American College of Gastroenterology and the Indiana State Medical Association. He enjoys hiking and photography in America’s National Parks. ---Education & Training--- Indiana University, 1979 Medical Degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine, 1983 Internal Medicine Internship at Methodist Hospital, 1984 Internal Medicine Residency at Methodist Hospital, 1986 Chief Resident of Transitional Medicine, Methodist Hospital, 1986 Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Louisville, 1988 Board Certifications: Gastroenterology ---Awards--- Graduated with High Distinction, Indiana University, 1979 Top Doctors, 2012

G. Todd Lemmel, MD | Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Indy Gastro)

http://www.IndyGastro.com Cincinnati, Ohio native, G. Todd Lemmel, MD is the Vice President of Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Chairman of the Franciscan St. Francis Health Indianapolis campus Internal Medicine Patient Care Committee. His dedication to high quality patient care and his commitment to medical education distinguishes his career. Dr. Lemmel has chaired the St Francis Patient Care Committee for the last decade. He commits a great deal of time annually to medical education lecturing on gastroenterology topics and working individually with family practice residents in support of the St. Francis Family Practice Residency Program. Dr. Lemmel graduated from the University of Dayton in 1987, then attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency training and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Dr. Lemmel is board certified in gastroenterology through the American Board of Internal Medicine. Since 2011, he has consistently been named one of the region’s Top Doctors. Dr. Lemmel is a member of the Indianapolis Medical Society, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy. His interests include golf and coaching his children in baseball and basketball. He enjoys an active family life sharing his enthusiasm for camping, photography, and hiking in America’s national parks with his wife and four children. ---Education & Training--- University of Dayton in 1987 Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1991 Internal Medicine Internship and Residency Indiana University Medical Center in 1994 Gastroenterology Fellowship Indiana University Medical Center 1996 Board Certifications: Gastroenterology ---Awards--- Biochemistry Award, 1987 Outstanding Resident Presentation, IU, 1994 Top Doctors, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 AGA Fellow, 2015

Andrew Crane, MD | Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Indy Gastro)

http://www.IndyGastro.com Greensburg, Indiana native, Dr. Andrew Crane is Medical Director of the Gastroenterology program at Decatur County Memorial Hospital and Chairman of the Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology Quality Institute. Dedicated to improving his patient’s lives with evidence based treatments for gastroenterological diseases, Dr. Crane sees patients in Indianapolis, Greensburg and Shelbyville. He is a member of the Indianapolis Medical Society and the American College of Gastroenterology. In 2000, Dr. Crane graduated magna cum laude from Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, then, attended the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the Indiana University Medical Center serving as Chief Resident in 2007-2008. He remained there to complete his Gastroenterology Fellowship, then joined Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the summer of 2011. He and his wife are active in their church serving as leaders of the Junior and Senior High Youth Program. A musician, Dr. Crane enjoys playing piano, organ, accordion, and trumpet. His athletic interests include golf, disc golf and running. ---Education & Training--- Hanover College 2000 Medical Degree from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 2004 Internal Medicine Residency at Indiana University Medical Center in 2007 Chief Resident, Department of Internal Medicine Indiana University Medical Center in 2007-2008 Gastroenterology Fellowship, Indiana University Medical Center in 2011 Board Certifications :Gastroenterology ---Awards--- Magna cum laude Hanover College 2000 Outstanding Intern 2004-2005 Charles Kenner Memorial Award for Outstanding Fellow 2008-2009

Frank P. Troiano, MD | Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Indy Gastro)

http://www.IndyGastro.com Brooklyn, New York native, Dr. Frank P. Troiano served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine teaching fourth year students for more than twenty years. A nationally ranked triathlete, Dr. Troiano stresses the importance of nutrition, fitness, work and family to his patient’s overall health.  Each year since 2010, he has organized a family oriented bike race held at Fort Benjamin Harrison benefitting at risk, underprivileged children. A graduate from the State University of New York, Dr. Troiano attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  He trained at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York City for his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency.  He completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship including Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) training at the Indiana University Medical Center.  Later, Dr. Troiano completed additional training in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Troiano is a member of the Indianapolis Medical Society, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  He sees patients in Indianapolis. ---Education & Training--- State University of New York, 1977 Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1983 Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York City, 1986 Gastroenterology Fellowship, Indiana University Medical Center, 1989 Community Physician Training of EUS at Indiana University, 2005 Board Certifications: Gastroenterology ---Awards--- Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1977 Team USA Triathlon, 2014 Top Docs, 2014

Indy Gastro: Shana Hoffman testimony

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Michael Yoder was diagnosed at age 30 by Dr. Scott Buckley here at Indy Gastro. Dr. Buckley told Michael to get check and good thing he did. Michael was diagnosed with colon cancer.

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