Gastroenterology

The Silent Epidemic

Most people living with hepatitis are unaware of their infection. That’s pretty scary when you consider that chronic viral hepatitis is the most common risk factor for liver cancer. The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month, with May 19th set aside for HepatitisTesting Day, aimed at raising awareness of viral hepatitis, and to encourage more individuals to get screened and learn their status.

Dr. Garth George of  Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates explains the different types of hepatitis and their causes.

Listening To Your Gut

We’ve all heard that we should listen to our bodies more, but now researchers think they’ve found a way to help doctors diagnose Irritable Bowel Syndrome by literally listening to it.

April is IBS awareness month and in the United States, between 25 and 45 million people have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. We spoke with Dr. Garth George at Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates to find out more about IBS and how it’s treated.