Schedule A Colonoscopy Today
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by SAGEC
1y ago
The Benefits of Scheduling a Colonoscopy Today: Why Early Detection is Key Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, and it is estimated that over 50,000 people will die from the disease this year. Fortunately, colon cancer is highly preventable and treatable when detected early. Scheduling a colonoscopy today is the best way to ensure early detection and successful treatment of colon cancer. A colonoscopy is a simple procedure that can detect polyps, which are small growths in the colon that can become cancerous. During the procedure, a doctor wil ..read more
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Why Colonoscopy Exams Are Essential
SA Gastro Blog
by SAGEC
1y ago
Are you aware that the five-year survival rate for those with colorectal cancer is 90% when the disease is detected and treated in the early stage of its development? When it comes to detecting colon and rectal cancer and other colorectal issues, colonoscopy has a reputation among gastrointestinal specialists as the most reliable, effective procedure. The providers at San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates commonly conduct colonoscopies for our patients. Read on as our San Antonio, TX digestive health team discusses the significant role colonoscopies carry out in protecting your digestive hea ..read more
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What are the Differences Between Endoscopy and Colonoscopy Exams?
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by SAGEC
1y ago
Do you have undiagnosed abdominal pain or gastrointestinal (GI) concerns? An endoscopic procedure can be a minimally invasive solution to assess the GI concerns you may be having. Our gastrointestinal doctors in San Antonio, TX perform endoscopic services to observe the various areas of the digestive tract. Such options help reduce the need for more invasive procedures and extended recovery periods. An endoscopy is a type of procedure that aids in the diagnosis of diseases located in the esophagus, abdomen, and stomach. One of the most common endoscopic services is a colonoscopy, which is inte ..read more
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What Is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month?
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by SAGEC
1y ago
Many people likely know at least one person who is diagnosed with or who has had cancer. You may even be affected by this disease. Even though several individuals are aware of the indications of breast cancer, skin cancer, or other common cancers, stomach cancer can occur quickly and silently, and frequently isn’t noticed until it’s in the more advanced stages. In order to help bring awareness to this often silent disease, November has been named Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. Read on to discover important information you should know about stomach cancer so you can have a heightened awareness ..read more
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SAGA Closes Boerne Office
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by San Antonio Gastro
2y ago
San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates has closed its Boerne Office. We ask patients of our Boerne office to consult our locations page for future appointments. The post SAGA Closes Boerne Office appeared first on SA Gastro ..read more
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SAGA Closes Southeast Office
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by San Antonio Gastro
2y ago
We have closed our Southeast office located at 3327 Research Plaza, Suite 414. We ask that patients of the Southeast office consult our locations page. The post SAGA Closes Southeast Office appeared first on SA Gastro ..read more
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Dr. Jeff Bullock Leaves SAGA
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by San Antonio Gastro
2y ago
Dr. Jeff Bullock has left San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates, and is now practicing with Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio (GCSA). He can be contacted at: GCSA Medical Center 5223 Hamilton Wolfe San Antonio, TX 78229 210.614.1234 The post Dr. Jeff Bullock Leaves SAGA appeared first on SA Gastro ..read more
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Dr. Stephen R. Ramos Retires, Leaves SAGA March 1, 2022
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by San Antonio Gastro
2y ago
Dear SAGA Patients, I am writing to notify you that I will be retiring from medicine and SAGA/TDDC effective March 1, 2022. Please know that it has been a privilege to provide care to you and I appreciate the trust you have placed in me to serve as your gastroenterologist. I also want to assure you that your healthcare remains our top priority. However, my office partners, Dr. John J. Alvarez, Dr. Kevin Franklin, and Dr. Mohammad Taheri will have direct access to my patient records and will be ensuring both continuity and quality of GI care for my existing patients and any new patients. You ca ..read more
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Set Goals Now for a Healthy Approach to the New Year
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by SAGEC
2y ago
Welcoming the New Year brings New Year’s resolutions, and for a number of individuals in the United States, this represents creating goals to promote healthy living. While you research methods to optimize your healthy eating and healthy living, make sure to consider measures to enhance your digestive health. The digestive system provides a number of crucial actions that help protect your overall health. Now is an excellent time to create an action plan to take proper care of your gastrointestinal health and bring in the New Year with a healthy start. San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates is ..read more
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Is There a Correlation Between Urinary and Fecal Incontinence?
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by SAGEC
2y ago
Urinary and bowel incontinence are common but less frequently discussed problems. These concerns often carry social, psychological, physical, and emotional outcomes. Incontinence impacts a large number of individuals across the United States and may interfere with a patient’s quality of life in a variety of forms. Patients may have urinary or fecal incontinence, and even both, which might vary in the magnitude of severity and dysfunction. A number of individuals view talking about bladder or fecal incontinence as humiliating, even when it is with a physician. This causes a barrier to ideal car ..read more
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