Posts in Gastroenterology/Endoscopy

What to Expect at a GI Visit

February 1, 2016 | Gastroenterology/Endoscopy

Gastrointestinal issues can can make you feel miserable on a daily basis, with symptoms such as burning in the throat and chest, stomach cramping, and abdominal pain. Chronic heartburn, ulcers, gallstones and other digestive disorders can have a wide range of symptoms that vary in intensity with each patient and with each day.

A gastroenterologist, a doctor who specializes in disorders of the digestive system, can help diagnose and treat digestive pain and discomfort. In addition to assessing your symptoms, gastroenterologists may perform diagnostic procedures, such as an endoscopy or colonoscopy. Both of these procedures allow the doctor to look inside the digestive tract to help discover any problems.

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Boost Your Digestive Health

January 13, 2016 | Gastroenterology/Endoscopy

Digestive problems can make you miserable, and sometimes the symptoms — burping, gas, or constant trips to the bathroom — can be embarrassing. Many digestive diseases can be prevented or better managed by paying careful attention to diet and lifestyle.

To feel your best, manage symptoms, and keep your digestive tract in top shape, follow these tips.

Serve Up Fiber – A diet high in fiber can help prevent colon cancer and constipation as well as help in the management of diverticulosis. Some patients who suffer from digestive issues such as inflammatory bowel disease may need to decrease fiber or only eat certain types of fiber during a flare up of symptoms; however, overall fiber can help regulate digestive functions.

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Could Your Stomachache Be Signaling an Ulcer?

December 22, 2015 | Gastroenterology/Endoscopy

You’ve just finished a great meal, but the burning pain in your stomach is keeping you from enjoying the evening. In fact, you’ve had a stomachache off and on for weeks. If you regularly experience abdominal pain, or other digestive symptoms like heartburn, nausea, or feelings of heaviness, you may have an ulcer.

Ulcers are a type of sore that develop in either the lining of the stomach or at the opening of the small intestine. The culprit is usually either a bacteria, called Helicobacter pylori, or regular use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, Motrin, Advil, or Aleve.

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Heartburn at The Holidays? GI and Endoscopy Offer Relief

December 15, 2014 | Gastroenterology/Endoscopy

Heartburn with all the holiday parties? All this seasonal eating can intensify GI issues.  See how we can help below!

Gastroenterology / Endoscopy

For many who suffer from gastrointestinal issues, an activity as fundamental and simple as eating becomes painful, difficult and miserable. Rather than enjoying meals, you dread them, and every over-the-counter medication you’ve tried hasn’t solved the issue. What’s wrong? Get answers to your GI issues from the experienced gastroenterologists at LeBauer HealthCare.

From the discomfort of chronic heartburn to the searing pain of gallstones, LeBauer HealthCare’s gastroenterologists can help diagnose and treat your GI issues with a range of advanced procedures and services.

LeBauer HealthCare offers gastroenterology services and screening at North Elam Ave. location in Greensboro, N.C.

LeBauer Endoscopy Center

In addition to focused screening and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, LeBauer’s Gastroenterology division also provides access to the LeBauer Endoscopy Center, an independent, freestanding ambulatory care center for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including endoscopies and colonoscopies.

Managed by LeBauer gastroenterologists, the LeBauer Endoscopy Center is located on the fourth floor of the Sidney F. LeBauer Medical Center at 520 North Elam Avenue, Greensboro. It is licensed by the State of North Carolina, certified by Medicare and an AAAHC accredited outpatient endoscopy center in Greensboro.

Endoscopic procedures are scheduled on an elective basis. Hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Outside of those hours, urgent or emergent care is provided at Wesley Long Community Hospital and Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

Make an Appointment

LeBauer Gastroenterology offers appointments at the North Elam Ave. location in Greensboro, N.C. If you are a new patient, please call 336.547.1745 to make an appointment. Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

To schedule an appointment at The Endoscopy Center, please call 336.547.1718. The Center is open from 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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