Two Questions For Your Doctor Before A Colonoscopy : Shots – Health Blog : NPR.
You should ask more than two, but those are two key factors. You should also ask if your physician is board certified in Gastroenterology , are they credentialed at the local hospital to perform colonoscopy, do they have acceptable completion and complication rates, etc.
To see NIEC’s quality data go here. NIEC is the only endoscopy center in northern Idaho that tracks colonoscopy quality data and publishes it publicly.
Foods high in Fermentable Oligo- Di- and Monosaccharides and polyols exacerbate symptoms in patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders. Avoiding these foods may reduce the symptoms of IBS.
Successful Low-FODMAP Living — Experts Discuss Meal-Planning Strategies to Help IBS Clients Better Control GI Distress.
Herb Favored by Hep C Patients Has No Medical Benefit: Study.
No help with Milk Thistle….but there are a lot of newer agents under investigation that look promising.
Colonoscopy Linked to Lower Risk for Proximal Colon Cancer.
More proof that we can reduce cancer and save lives. Just make sure the physician performing your procedure is highly qualified and has pre-cancerous polyp detection rates above national standards. After all, if they don’t find the polyps, there is no benefit.
ACG Patients | Just another American College of Gastroenterology Network site.
Another great place for patient’s to get information and answers when the doctor “isn’t in”….
Welcome to the N. Idaho Endoscopy Center, PLLC and the N. Idaho Gastroenterology Website. We will be trying to bring you updated information regarding gastroenterology and also provide a place for patients to discuss issues among themselves. We hope this provides a community for discussion and answers. This area is currently UNDER CONSTRUCTION…So more to follow soon.