Advanced GI Services
Gastrointestinal issues, sometimes referred to as “GI” issues, often don’t go away on their own – and can seriously affect your quality of life. Our experienced team of gastroenterologists offer advanced GI services in both inpatient and outpatient settings utilizing cutting edge technology designed to provide comfort, confidentiality and, most importantly, relief from digestive and colorectal symptoms.
Types of GI Conditions and Diseases
The digestive system is complex and includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. GI-related conditions include:
- Celiac disease
- Gastrointestinal cancers, including colon cancer
- Constipation, diarrhea and loss of bowel control
- Crohn’s disease
- Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and heartburn
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Liver and pancreatic cancers
- Nausea and stomach pain
Keep Ahead of Your Digestive Health
As many as 70 million people in the United States are affected by a digestive disorder. But many do not seek treatment because it can be an embarrassing or uncomfortable issue to talk about.
But, in America, colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in men and women. While digestive health should be an important topic throughout your life, beginning at age 50, or earlier if you’re at an increased risk for colorectal cancer, you should also begin screenings for colon cancer. This may include:
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Fecal occult blood testing
If you’re experiencing any digestive health symptoms, it’s important to talk with your doctor. In some cases, digestive issues indicate underlying health conditions, which are best treated early on. Schedule an appointment and get your gut health checked today!
Services Provided at Ochsner Lafayette General
We offer diagnostic, interventional and treatment options designed to suit you at every stage of life.