Video: Why You Should Get a Colonoscopy After Screening

Did you know you should consider a colonoscopy after screening? Check out our latest video featuring Dr. Sunana Sohi, M.D. to learn more.   Click here to watch the video   Our experienced team at Gastro Health Partners has years of experience performing colonoscopies. We can help establish the best plan of care for your […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Achalasia: A Review of the Condition

Achalasia is a rare condition where the esophagus has trouble moving food and liquid to the stomach. If left untreated, it can become serious. Here’s an overview of the disorder.  Causes and Risk Factors Achalasia is a very rare disorder. Around 3,000 people are diagnosed each year in the United States. Doctors do not fully […]

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Colorectal Cancer Screening at 45

Colorectal cancer screening is a crucial step to identify cancer early and save lives. Previous medical guidance has dictated that screenings should start at age 50 in most cases. However, the American Cancer Society now endorses screenings starting at age 45. Gastro Health Partners endorses this approach as well. Here’s an overview of why screening […]

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Featured press release: DHPA Supports USPSTF Recommendations to Begin CRC Screening at 45, Calls for More Research on Disparities in Communities of Color

The Digestive Health Physicians Association recently announced its support for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)’s draft recommendation to begin colorectal cancer screenings at age 45. Gastro Health Partners endorses these changes as well. Read more about the DHPA’s support for the changing guidance in this press release: “Washington, DC – The Digestive Health […]

Actor Will Smith and His Colonoscopy

Actor Will Smith recently posted a vlog on his YouTube channel documenting the process of getting a colonoscopy. His video is a great up-close look at the process and why it is so important for everyone. The Colonoscopy Video Will uploaded the video on YouTube on November 6, 2019. Will Smith turned 50 in 2019 […]

Remembering Chadwick Boseman and the Importance of Colon Cancer Screening

The loss of Chadwick Boseman on Friday, August 28th came as a tragic surprise to the world. Only 43 years old, the actor, writer, and director had made a name for himself through his leading portrayals of American heroes such as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get On Up (2014), and Thurgood […]