At Millennium Gastroenterology P.C. “MGI”, you receive complete care from a team of highly trained medical professionals. MGI Center specializes in both diagnosis and therapy for gastrointestinal disorders, with special expertise in liver and inflammatory bowel disease. In addition, we assist patients with nutritional support for the full spectrum of digestive tract issues.
What Causes Stomach Cancer? The main cause of stomach cancer is an infection with a bacterium called H. pylori. H. pylori infects the stomach and is the one of the most common infections worldwide. This bacterium was also recently found to be the root cause of the majority of ulcers. How do you Screen for
Colonoscopy is the visual examination of the large intestine (colon) using a lighted, flexible video endoscope. The colon begins in the right-lower abdomen and looks like a big question mark as it moves up and around the abdomen, ending in the rectum. It is approximately 4 feet long. The colon has a number of functions
What are Hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are dilated (enlarged) veins that occur in and around the anus and rectum. They may be external (outside the anus) or internal (inside the rectum). Internal hemorrhoids can e felt and seen as lumps or knots while internal hemorrhoids cannot be felt or seen. What is Hemorrhoid Band Ligation? Hemorrhoid band
What is an Upper GI Endoscopy? Upper GI endoscopy, sometimes called EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy), is a procedure performed under sedation, during which the upper intestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, beginning of small intestine – duodenum) is visually examined using a lighted, flexible video endoscope (a flexible tube) that is placed into the mouth. The flexible endoscope is
What are EMRs? EMRs are, at their simplest, digital (computerized) versions of patients’ paper charts. But EMRs, when fully up and running, are so much more than that. EMRs are real-time, patient-centered records. One of the key features of an EMR is that it can be created, managed, and consulted by authorized providers and staff
How does Inpatient Admissions Work? Inpatient care is the care of patients whose condition requires admission to a hospital. For patients whose medical situation merits a need for rapid testing, extended close surveillance, or complex care beyond the scope of our office, we offer the option for inpatient admission to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.
What is a Pillcam Capsule Endoscopy? The Pillcam Capsule Endoscopy is a procedure that involves the swallowing of a small, vitamin-sized electronic pill, which makes its way through the digestive tract while taking 2 pictures per second, for a total of 50,000 photos comprising of a total of 8 hours of footage. These photos are
Gastrointestinal Procedures Colon Polypectomy Colonoscopy EGD (Upper Endoscopy) Liver Biopsy ReShape Procedure Surgeries Colon Surgery Endocrine Surgery Acid Reflux Disease Hernia Gall Bladder Liver & Hepatobillary Surgery Pancreatic Surgery Small & Large Intestinal Surgery Rectum & Anal Canal Surgery Uro Surgeries
What is Breath Testing? Breath testing is used as a clinical medical diagnosis for people with various digestive disorders. Testing is simple, non-invasive, and is typically performed after a short period of fasting. Conditions and diseases that we test for include: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (with a lactulose hydrogen breath test), Lactose intolerance Fructose intolerance
What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is cancer of the large intestine; the colon is the large intestine and the rectum is the last several inches of the colon. The majority of colorectal cancer begins as one or more benign colon polyps, which become malignant over time. Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes