We are proud to offer a variety of services in our state-of-the-art facility to meet your digestive health needs. Our providers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal cancer, celiac disease, hepatitis, cirrhosis, hemorrhoids, Crohn’s disease, colitis, IBS, and colon cancer screening. Schedule an appointment today for a consultation with one of our providers. We look forward to being a part of your medical team!
Colon Cancer Screening and Early Detection
Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in the United States. Regular screenings and early detection are the most effective ways to fight colorectal cancer. The key to early detection and prevention is the colonoscopy procedure. Patients without any risk factors should have their first colonoscopy beginning at age 50 and then subsequent screening colonoscopies every 10 years after that. Patients with identified risk factors such as a family history of colon cancer, a history of inflammatory bowel disease, or a history of adenomatous polyps, should be screened earlier and more frequently. The providers of Tucson Gastroenterology Specialists are available to assist you in assessing your risk factors for colorectal cancer and to provide screenings for early detection.
A frequently neglected area of healthcare, more than 50% of the population is afflicted with hemorrhoids. While the signs and symptoms may come and go, it is best to treat the underlying source. We now perform a virtually painless non-surgical band ligation technique that allows us to eliminate hemorrhoids with 99.1% efficacy. This outpatient procedure requires no anesthesia or preparation. Complication rates are less than 0.5%. This procedure treats all grades of hemorrhoids and can be done in the office. Utilize our SECURE PATIENT PORTAL to schedule an appointment or call our office at (520) 327-3454.
Hepatitis C Management, Treatment, and Education
Tucson Gastroenterology Specialists offers a comprehensive approach to hepatitis C management, treatment, and education. Our trained providers are able to offer treatment options, as well as lifestyle choices for living with hepatitis C. Utilizing local community healthcare resources, we are able to sponsor a monthly hepatitis C education class for patients who are established in our practice and currently undergoing hepatitis C treatment. This educational seminar provides information in the areas of side effect management, injection administration, drug type and class, as well as contacts for 24 hour RN support. If you would like to learn more about hepatitis C management and treatment please contact our office at (520) 327-3454 and a staff member will gladly assist you.