The physicians of Acadiana Gastroenterology Associates recognize that Acadiana area residents experience some of the highest colon cancer rates in the country and are strong advocates of appropriate screening colonoscopy for their patients. Colonoscopy is currently the most effective method to screen for colorectal cancer. The Good News: Colonoscopy has proven to reduce the riskRead more
Written by J. Patrick Herrington, M.D. The pancreas is a digestive organ sitting behind the stomach that makes chemicals (enzymes) that help regulate blood sugar and help in the digestion or breakdown of food so that it may be more easily digested. Pancreatic enzymes, which are types of chemicals, are made by the pancreas forRead more
The physicians and staff of Acadiana Gastroenterology Associates, LLC are pleased to announce that we have migrated from traditional paper charts to electronic medical records. We will soon offer a secure patient portal, aiding in the communication between patients and their physicians. Stay tuned to our website for announcements and details regarding your portal.Read more
According to The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Colorectal Cancer is the 2nd leading cancer killer in the U.S. However, if everyone aged 50 years or older had regular screenings tests, at least 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided. So if you are 50Read more
Hepatitis may occur with limited or no symptoms but can lead to jaundice, anorexia, malaise, and even death depending on the severity of the insult. Acute hepatitis occurs when a patient has inflammation lasting less than 6 months and chronic hepatitis is anything lasting longer.
By Erick A. Salvatierra, M.D. It is not uncommon for patients to confuse the terms diverticulosis and diverticulitis. Is there a difference? Is it genetic? Is it common? Are there complications? Can this be prevented? In short, the answer is yes. Diverticulosis is a common condition and refers to the presence of small outpouchings orRead more