Gastroenterology

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Even though screening for colorectal cancer has been shown to decrease deaths from the disease, only about two-thirds of Americans are up to date with their screenings. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 90% of people with the disease are diagnosed after age 50. March is designated National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. We spoke with the specialists at Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates to find out how early detection can make a difference.

Heart of the Burn

While the month of February is dedicated to heart health awareness, we decided to find out about another subject close to our hearts… heartburn. Severe heartburn and a heart attack can be hard to tell apart. If tests reveal that heartburn, also called GERD, turns out to be the culprit, you may be referred to a gastroenterologist for a work up.

The specialists at Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates talked to us about how they treat their patients with GERD.