An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is an outpatient gastrointestinal assessment of digestive organs. From the doctor’s perspective, the test yields valuable information about GI organs and their function and can reveal active disease processes which require immediate treatment or ongoing management. From the patient’s perspective, the test is relatively easy to tolerate and presentsRead More
Fecal Occult Blood Test: What You Need to Know
Colon cancer screening can save lives, especially because it ranks third among the most commonly diagnosed malignancies. A typical approach to check for colon cancer is to confirm if there is bleeding within the intestines. However, stool can contain significant amounts of blood without showing visible signs. Fecal occult tests use chemical methods to detectRead More
Anoscopy Exam: Preparations Before The Procedure
Anoscopy is a common in-office or in-hospital procedure that digestive health specialists in California and across the country use to inspect the lower part of the GI tract. Quick and comfortable, an anoscopy yields important diagnostic information. Here’s more information about anoscopy and how you can prepare for this simple test. When Do You NeedRead More
What to Expect in an Anoscopy Exam?
An anoscopy is a medical procedure that allows your doctor to examine the inside of the anal canal. This can be done for diagnostic purposes, to check for the presence of abnormal cells in the anal canal. An anoscopy procedure may be recommended for someone who is experiencing rectal bleeding, anal pain, or other issuesRead More
What’s a Manometry Test?
If you experience acid reflux or other esophageal issues, such as heartburn, you should consult with a gastroenterologist to determine what’s wrong. In most cases, gastroenterologists can review symptoms and the patient’s medical history to figure out a diagnosis. However, there are situations when this information is not enough to find the problem. So, ifRead More
What is Post-ERCP Pancreatitis?
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that a gastroenterologist (GI doctor) uses to examine your biliary system (liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, and pancreas) for any abnormalities. Your GI doctor may order an ERCP when they suspect problems based on your laboratory test results and/or symptoms, such as abdominal pain and jaundice (yellowing of skinRead More
When is it Time to Visit a GI Doctor?
A GI doctor or a gastroenterologist specializes in treating issues related to the digestive system, which includes the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, liver, intestines, and bowels. Usually, digestive health issues produce mild, moderate, or severe symptoms. Sometimes, the symptoms may get better on their own, but at other times, the symptoms require medicalRead More
Colonoscopy: The Procedure and How to Prep
Colon cancer is a silent and deadly disease. It usually starts when harmless groups of cells known as polyps form inside the colon and turn cancerous. Many patients do not experience any symptoms in the early stages of the disease, highlighting the importance of early and regular screenings via colonoscopies. Colonoscopy is considered the goldRead More
inSite Digestive Health Care Welcomes John Zeroogian, M.D.
Physician Joins inSite Digestive Health Care in North Pasadena PASADENA, CA (FEBRUARY 2020) – inSite Digestive Health Care is proud to announce that John Zeroogian, M.D. has joined the group of physicians serving the community of Pasadena, California. Dr. Zeroogian is accepting patients for February 2020. Dr. Zeroogian has been a practicing Gastroenterologist in theRead More
Five Strategies to Avoid Digestive Distress This Holiday Season
During the holiday season, most people’s lives go from busy to hectic with all of the shopping, decorating, holiday parties, and of course, overeating. Add seasonal stress and a more relaxed mindset about food and you have a recipe for digestive disaster. On average, most Americans eat about 72 % more calories during the holidayRead More