Posts in Gastroenterology/Endoscopy

Get a Colonoscopy or Use an At-Home Screening Test?

March 25, 2021 | Family Medicine, Wellness, Primary Care, Gastroenterology/Endoscopy

When it comes to our health, we might discuss our latest diet or exercise routine with friends and co-workers. We may even talk with them about our child’s ear infection, a recent bout with the flu, and of course, the latest COVID-19 news. Yet some topics — especially a subject like colon cancer screening — are typically off-limits for discussion with anyone outside of our family.    

While colon cancer may not be the most popular topic up for discussion, many people have questions about the best method for screening and how different screening options work. The LeBauer Gastroenterology team has put together this guide to some of the most common questions patients ask.    

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Drs. Vito and Mary Cirigliano: Teaming Up with GI and Primary Care Patients

December 19, 2019 | Provider, Primary Care, Gastroenterology/Endoscopy

Drs. Vito and Mary Cirigliano both believe that the best medical care comes from the doctor and the patient working together as a team, with shared decision-making about treatment, prevention, and the path to better health. Vito cares for gastroenterology office patients at LeBauer Gastroenterology at the MedCenter High Point on Highway 68 and performs procedures at the LeBauer Endoscopy Center in Greensboro, and Mary offers care for infants, children, and adults at LeBauer HealthCare at Grandover Village. 

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What You Need to Know About Colon Cancer

March 22, 2019 | Gastroenterology/Endoscopy

Colon cancer facts signColorectal cancer (cancer found in the colon or rectum) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States, according to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. This means, especially if you are 50 or older, you need to make colorectal cancer screening a priority.

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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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