Entries by Gastroenterology Health Partners

Coronavirus Updates

January 21, 2021 This is our forty-fifth weekly update regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Below, you will find updated facts and figures.  Confirmed cases and deaths 95,321,880 confirmed cases and 2,058,227 deaths worldwide (as of 1/21/21) 24,135,690 confirmed cases and 400,306 deaths in the United States (as of 1/21/21) 334,321 confirmed cases, 3,243 deaths, 3,819,530 tested, […]

An Overview of Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is a condition where pockets formed in the colon wall (called diverticula) become inflamed. Here’s what you need to know about the condition. Causes and Risk Factors Diverticula can form when weak areas of the colon give due to pressure, creating pockets in the colon wall. This pressure can be influenced by many things, […]

Colorectal Polyps: What You Need to Know

Colorectal polyps are excess tissue that can form in the lining of the colon or rectum. While most are harmless, some can develop into cancer. Here’s what you need to know about polyps. Causes, Risk Factors, and Symptoms of Colorectal Polyps Polyps occur when certain mutations in genes cause uncontrolled cell growth. This continued growth […]

GHP Doctors Receive Coronavirus Vaccinations

As patient-facing healthcare providers, our physicians at Gastroenterology Health Partners have been working hard to safely treat patients during the coronavirus pandemic. From requiring masks and social distancing to limiting guests and thoroughly sanitizing treatment and waiting rooms, everyone at GHP has been a part of this effort. We have been able to add another […]

What is H. Pylori?

H. pylori is a bacteria that can infect the stomach and cause complications like stomach ulcers. Here’s an overview of how doctors identify and treat this infection. Causes and Risk Factors H. Pylori is very common- in the United States, around 30-40% of people are estimated to have an infection with the bacteria in their […]

Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer: What You Need to Know

HDGC, or Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer, is an inherited condition that increases your risk of stomach cancer. Here’s what you need to know about the condition. What is Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer? Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer syndrome is passed down genetically. This condition causes signet-ring shaped cells to grow on the stomach wall. It can […]

What is Anorectal Manometry?

Anorectal Manometry is a procedure that measures the function of anal and rectal muscles. This test helps doctors measure function and pressure in sphincter muscles involved in bowel movements. Here’s what you need to know about the procedure. When is Anorectal Manometry used? Anorectal Manometry is used to help evaluate patients with fecal incontinence or […]

Colorectal Cancer and Age, Race, and Ethnicity

Colorectal cancer is not experienced equally by everyone. In the past several years, younger people have experienced increased colorectal cancer rates and deaths. Additionally, Black people and American Indians experience more cases of this cancer and related deaths. Here’s what you need to know about how this disease affects different people. Colorectal Cancer in Younger […]

Lynch Syndrome: An Overview

Lynch syndrome is an inherited genetic condition that increases risk for colorectal and other cancers. It is the single most common cause of hereditary colorectal cancer. Here’s what you need to know about the condition. What causes Lynch Syndrome? Lynch syndrome, sometimes called hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, is inherited by children from their parents. It […]