Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates
Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates is a single specialty gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) practice serving the New Orleans area that includes 21 physicians with three office locations. These physicians, along with three additional local gastroenterologists, comprise the medical staff of its three affiliated endoscopy centers – MGA Gastrointestinal Diagnostic & Therapeutic Centers. Our Board Certified doctors are experts in all aspects of their specialties, including colon cancer screening procedures, treatment of GERD, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and treatment of diseases of the liver and pancreas. Our centers have received the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy’s Certificate of Recognition of Quality in Endoscopy.
If you’re looking for advanced, comprehensive GI patient care, contact your primary care physician for referral to us or call us to inquire about an appointment.
To ensure that your doctor has maximum visibility of your colon, the entire contents of the colon must be emptied. Poor preparation could cause your colonoscopy results to be inconclusive, meaning the procedure would need to be repeated.
What Is the Difference Between IBS and IBD?
IBS is often confused with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a chronic condition with similar symptoms but several key differences. IBS is considered a syndrome, or collection of symptoms, while IBD is classified as a disease.
The Connection between GERD and IBS
The month of April is IBS Awareness Month, which is a great time for IBS sufferers to reevaluate their symptoms and make sure they’re receiving adequate relief.
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month
But did you know that chronic heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can lead to esophageal cancer? April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, which is a great time to get proactive about putting a stop to your heartburn!