Did you know colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in the US? Did you also know it is entirely preventable? When performed by a board-certified gastroenterologist, high quality screening colonoscopy is the most effective way to detect precancerous growths in the colon. By removing these, we can greatly reduce your risk of colon cancer.
Did you know baby boomers are at increased risk for chronic hepatitis C? The CDC and USPSTF recommends that anyone born between 1945-1965 be screened one time for chronic hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a virus that is transmitted through blood, causes liver damage and increases the risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer. Fortunately, new treatments are available that are safe, effective and tolerable.
Chronic heartburn can be a worrisome symptom. Chronic gastroesophageal reflux can lead to precancerous changes in the esophagus, called Barrett’s esophagus. If you have heartburn more than once a week, require a medication like Prilosec or Zantac regularly to control, or have difficulty with bread or meat sticking in the esophagus, you should be evaluated.
Jennifer Kaufman, ARNP and Dr. Murray Larsen, MD, FRCPC, FACG have extensive expertise in all digestive and liver diseases and disorders, including:
These disorders are very common and the symptoms can be challenging to treat. Often, patients have suffered with significant symptoms for years by the time they see us and treatment can begin. Through tailored medication regimens and lifestyle changes, we can provide relief, diminishing the severity and frequency of symptoms so patients can get back to enjoying life.