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In this week’s Coffee with Dr. Ravi, we are discussing coronary artery disease and how it develops. Coronary artery disease occurs when fatty deposits and plaque start to obstruct blood flow through the arteries to the heart. We also go over risk factors and prevention. Here are the full slides from today:Read More
This week, we’re talking about vaccines. We go into a detailed over on COVID-19 vaccine development and why vaccines work. There are currently two COVID-19 vaccines on the market. We encourage you to get the COVID-19 vaccine when available to you and educate yourself on how vaccines work. Below are the full slides from this […]Read More
Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that allows video to be taken of the GI tract. By taking a pill that contains a miniature camera, the endoscopy passes through your digestive system during an eight-hour period.Learn More
Colonoscopy is used to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions within the large intestine, which is also called the colon. Colonoscopy is recommended for men and woman age 50 and above.Learn More
What we eat and drink has direct impact on our digestive system and any discomfort that results. A dietician can help evaluate your diet, recommend and oversee changes, and help you manage short-term and chronic gastrointestinal issues.Learn More
During an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), dye is inserted in the pancreas and bile ducts using a flexible instrument called an endoscope. X-rays are then taken to outline these areas.Learn More
Men and women age 50 and older are advised to have a colonoscopy, which can be used to screen for colon cancer. Open-access colonoscopy gives healthy patients of this age the opportunity to schedule a colonoscopy without visiting a physician’s office prior to the procedure.Learn More
Remicade® (infliximab) is the newest medication used to treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. It is given by a medical professional via an IV infusion over a two-hour period and is used to suppress inflammation in the gut.Learn More
The sigmoid colon is the last part of the large intestine prior to the rectum. Sigmoidoscopy allows physicians to examine the large intestine and rectum to check for abnormalities and take tissue samples, if necessary.Learn More
Upper GI endoscopy, which is sometimes called esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), uses a lighted, flexible, fiber-optic endoscope to view and examine the upper intestinal tract. The upper GI tract includes the mouth, esophagus, and stomach.Learn More