G.i. Specialists Helps Patients Understand The Importance Of Preventive Screenings Posted By: Gen Wright PHILADELPHIA, PA – Understanding the importance and purpose of a colonoscopy can help patients to eliminate fear that is commonly associated with this procedure. A colonoscopy allows the Bala Cynwyd gastroenterologists at G.I. Specialists to examine the lining of the large intestine (colon) for any abnormalities. It is an outpatient procedure that may be performed to diagnose and treat, when possible, certain diseases of the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the rectum and colon. Colon cancer in Philadelphia, and all over the world, is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States with approximately 150,000 new cases diagnosed each year with 50,000 people dying from this disease. It has been estimated that increased awareness and screening would save at least 30,000 lives every year. The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy encourages everyone over 50, or those under 50 with a family history or other risk factors, to be screened for colon cancer. "With colon cancer being the third leading cause of cancer deaths, it is important for my patients to understand the risks of this cancer and the preventive measures they can take.gastroenterologist Bala Cynwyd Bala Cynwyd gastroenterologist gastroenterologist Bala Cynwyd Protect Yourself From Diverticulosis As You Age Posted By: Gen Wright Also known as diverticular disease, diverticulosis is a condition in which there are small pouches or pockets in the wall or lining of any portion of the digestive tract. These pockets occur when the inner layer of the digestive tract pushes through weak spots in the outer layer. Most common after the age of 40, diverticula seldom cause any problems. Sometimes, however, diverticulitis occurs. This condition can cause severe abdominal pain, fever, nausea and a marked change in your bowel habits. Mild cases of diverticulitis can be treated with rest, changes in your diet and antibiotics, but serious cases may require surgery. Causes and Symptoms Diverticula usually develop when naturally weak places in your colon give way under pressure, which then cause marble-sized pouches to protrude through the colon wall. However, we are unsure exactly how diverticula become inflamed or infected. The process of aging and muscle shrinkage may weaken the wall of the colon, allowing the pouches to develop. Diverticulosis is uncommon in regions of the world where diets are high in fiber and rich in grains, fruits and vegetables, which is why most doctors believe this condition is due in part to a diet low in fiber.gastroenterologists in Bala Cynwyd Bala Cynwyd colonoscopy gastroenterologists in Bala Cynwyd G.i. Specialists Provides A Wealth Of Valuable Educational Information For Patients Online Posted By: Gen Wright PHILADELPHIA, PA – The leading Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd gastroenterologists at G.I. Specialists provide patients with easy access to valuable educational materials to gain increased knowledge of available gastroenterology procedures. Patients are encouraged to visit the educational library whenever they have a question or concern about their health, no matter the time or day. Available 24/7, the educational library for G.I. Specialists is a valuable resource for patients of Drs. Harvey Lefton, MD, FASGE, Jeffrey Pilchman, MD, Gregory Schapiro, MD, Jamie Kasper, MD, Jenifer Lehrer, MD, Matthew Cohen, MD, Geoffrey Braden, MD, Alexander Harmatz, MD, Raynard Cheung, MD, Paul Weisberg, MD, and Anthony Rosa, MD, Philadelphia, PA gastroenterologists. "It is important for our patients to maintain up-to-date information on procedures available, and procedures they may be undergoing. When our office is closed, patients can easily access our website for valuable information on an array of topics because even though our office closes, our patients’ questions don’t stop," said Dr. Geoffrey Braden, gastroenterologist in Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia.gastroenterologist Bala Cynwyd Bala Cynwyd gastroenterologist gastroenterologist Bala Cynwyd Gastroenterologist In Bala Cynwyd Offers Online Patient Forms Posted By: Gen Wright PHILADELPHIA, PA – At G.I. Specialists, Drs. Harvey Lefton, MD, FASGE, Jeffrey Pilchman, MD, Gregory Schapiro, MD, Jamie Kasper, MD, Jenifer Lehrer, MD, Matthew Cohen, MD, Geoffrey Braden, MD, Alexander Harmatz, MD, Raynard Cheung, MD, Paul Weisberg, MD, and Anthony Rosa, MD, gastroenterologists in Bala Cynwyd, pride themselves on a patient-oriented focus in all areas of care. This means courtesy, consideration, and communication. Both new patients and patients who require follow-up visits can utilize the patient forms for improved care at their next visit. Whether patients are visiting G.I. Specialists for stomach pain, heartburn, endoscopic procedures, or a colonoscopy in Bala Cynwyd, among others, these Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia gastroenterologists want their patients to feel not just cared for, but well guided through the care process. "Our patient forms can now easily be found on our practice website so that our patients can expedite their next visit. Whether they are new to our office, or are returning for another procedure, our forms are available for them to fill out so they can spend more time in diagnosis and treatment than in the waiting room filling out paperwork," said Dr. Geoffrey Braden, Bala Cynwyd gastroenterologist.gastroenterologist Bala Cynwyd Bala Cynwyd gastroenterologist gastroenterologist Bala Cynwyd Gastroenterologists In Philadelphia Maintain Multiple Locations For Optimal Care Posted By: Gen Wright PHILADELPHIA, PA – Whether patients are suffering from heartburn or stomach pain in Philadelphia, Langhorne and Bala Cynwyd, they can visit G.I. Specialists at one of their three convenient office locations. With offices in Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd and Langhorne, PA, G.I. Specialists, gastroenterologists in Philadelphia, maintains the ability to provide the best in quality gastroenterological care possible. Patients can choose the best location anytime they need treatment for stomach pain and other symptoms. "With three locations we can offer our patients the best care possible. We understand that our patients come from all over the area, and our three locations allow our patients to choose the closest location for their appointments. We look forward to continuing to provide quality care to our patients at all of our office locations," said Dr. Geoffrey Braden, Philadelphia gastroenterologist. Comfort and convenience are the hallmarks of G.I. Specialists’ office operations. To ensure patients’ convenience, G.I. Specialists offer information they need about hours, locations, appointment scheduling, insurance acceptance and billing through the practice’s innovative website at http://www.gispecialists[dot]com. From Philadelphia stomach pain and heartburn to colon cancer in Philadelphia, the doctors at G.I.gastroenterologist Bala Cynwyd Bala Cynwyd gastroenterologist gastroenterologist Bala Cynwyd Langhorne Gastroenterologist Offers Online Appointment Requests For Optimal Care Posted By: Gen Wright PHILADELPHIA, PA – G.I. Specialists, Langhorne gastroenterologists, is committed to accommodating the needs of their patients. That’s why G.I. Specialists is now offering patients the ability to easily and conveniently request an appointment online via the practice’s website. The new online appointment scheduling option is easy to use. Patients can simply visit the site, fill out the brief request form with their preferred date and time, and submit the form to the office. Once the G.I. Specialists’ scheduling coordinators receive the request, they will contact the patient with the confirmed date and time. "Many people today prefer to handle all of their business online, including scheduling appointments. With the option to schedule an appointment now conveniently available from our website, tech savvy patients that prefer the Internet to the phone can make their gastrointestinal appointments from their computers as well," said Dr. Geoffrey Braden, Philadelphia gastroenterologist. G.I. Specialists is a full-service practice in the Northwest Philadelphia area. These Gastroenterologists in Philadelphia, PA, bring years of experience to the gastroenterology field and specialize in most phases of gastroenterology.gastroenterologist Bala Cynwyd Bala Cynwyd gastroenterologist gastroenterologist Bala Cynwyd G.i. Specialists Establishes Patient-oriented Care Through New Resources Posted By: Gen Wright PHILADELPHIA, PA – To provide patients with the best care possible, the gastroenterologists in Philadelphia at G.I. Specialists are proud to announce the availability of new patient forms. These forms were created to offer patients a way to let the gastroenterologists at G.I. Specialists of their medical and personal history. Patients can visit the practice’s website at http://www.gispecialists[dot]com to gain instant access to these new patient forms prior to their first visit at G.I. Specialists, Philadelphia, PA gastroenterologists. As a team of dedicated individuals, the staff at G.I. Specialists is focused on patient-oriented care, which means courtesy, consideration, and communication. "Whether a new patient, or a patient returning for a follow-up appointment, we want our patients to feel that they are cared for by experts, but also are well guided throughout their entire treatment process. We hope that our patients take advantage of the new patient forms in order to provide us with more one-on-one time with our patients at their visit, rather than spending more time on paperwork," said Dr. Geoffrey Braden, gastroenterologist in Langhorne, Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd. New patients can visit the "New Patient" page via G.I.gastroenterologist Bala Cynwyd Bala Cynwyd gastroenterologist gastroenterologist Bala Cynwyd Gastroenterologist In Philadelphia, Pa Increase Patients’ Understanding Of Gi Diseases And Condition Posted By: Gen Wright PHILADELPHIA, PA – Gastroenterology is constantly changing and advancing rapidly in the 21st century. To help patients remain up-to-date on various GI diseases and conditions, Dr. Geoffrey Braden, gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA, and his team at G.I. Specialists are happy to offer vast educational resources. From Philadelphia stomach pain and heart burn, to information on colon cancer in Langhorne, patients can find all of the information they need on various GI diseases and conditions through G.I. Specialists’ interactive website full of an array of valuable educational resources. The team of specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of their patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with the digestive system. "Understanding the digestive system is important for our patients to maintain optimal health. Through our educational resources, we hope that our patients will better understand their digestive system to increase their overall awareness of their health. With an array of topics available, our patients can find exactly what they are looking for, right here at our website," said Dr. Geoffrey Braden, gastroenterologist in Langhorne, Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd, PA. Available from G.I.gastroenterologist Bala Cynwyd Bala Cynwyd gastroenterologist gastroenterologist Bala Cynwyd Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Disease (ibd) Posted By: Gen Wright Do you experience abdominal pain, or frequent diarrhea? More than 600,000 Americans have some kind of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) every year. The term inflammatory bowel disease covers a group of disorders in which the intestines become inflamed, probably as a result of an immune reaction of the body against its own intestinal tissue. There are two main types of IBD, which are ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). These diseases cause inflammation in the digestive tract. With causes of IBD unknown, it is important to visit your gastroenterologist in Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia and Langhorne, PA for further diagnosis and treatment. The Symptoms Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is chronic, which means it lasts a long time. As with other chronic diseases, a person with IBD will go through periods in which the disease flares up and causes symptoms followed by periods in which symptoms decrease or disappear and good health returns. Symptoms of IBD can range from mild to sever and generally depend upon what part of the intestinal tract is involved.gastroenterologists in Bala Cynwyd heart burn in Bala Cynwyd gastroenterologists in Bala Cynwyd Gastroenterologist In Philadelphia Releases Mobile Website For Faster Loading Times Posted By: Gen Wright PHILADELPHIA, PA – Board certified gastroenterologists in Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd and Langhorne, PA, G.I. Specialists, invite patients that are constantly on-the-go to visit their technologically advanced mobile website. With the recent launch of their mobile website, patients can now gain easy access to G.I. Specialists, gastroenterologists in Langhorne, without the complications of slow loading, difficult to navigate webpages. "Today, a host of people are accessing the Internet from their smartphones and tablet devices, but many websites are still stuck in the age of computer-only Internet usage," said Dr. Geoffrey Braden, Philadelphia gastroenterologist. "We wanted to make sure our patients could easily access the practice’s website while on-the-go, thus we created our mobile website. With a mobile website, our patients can gain instant access to the website without the wait and frustration of slow loading traditional websites." The new mobile-optimized website is a different version of G.I. Specialists’ original website, developed to suit the hardware of smartphones and tablet devices. Patients can experience the benefits of a mobile-ready website through faster loading times and easier navigation capabilities with G.I. Specialists’ new mobile website With the new mobile website for G.I.gastroenterologist Bala Cynwyd Bala Cynwyd gastroenterologist gastroenterologist Bala Cynwyd 相关的主题文章: