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Gateway Gastroenterology’s Office Has Moved!

To provide a better outpatient experience Gateway physicians will now be seeing new office consultations and follow-up office visits in the St. Luke’s Outpatient Center/Desloge Outpatient Center located across the street from St. Luke’s Hospital. No longer will patients need to fight for parking spots worrying about being late for an appointment. Gateway’s new office offers numerous parking spots with only a short walk to the front door. On rainy or snowy days consider valet parking!

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Peace of Mind

March is colon cancer awareness month! Give yourself and loved ones “peace of mind” by undergoing a screening colonoscopy which can BOTH detect and treat colon polyps, thereby preventing over 90% of colon cancers.

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Hemorrhoids Information

Hemorrhoid problems affect more than 50% of the population with people often suffering from recurrent bleeding, itching, irritation, and mild incontinence. Treatments such as keeping stools soft with a high fiber diet, avoiding excessive straining while defecating, and using various ointments and suppositories can sometimes be effective. However, in many people the symptoms persist, and the most common treatment recommended is hemorrhoid banding.

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Insurance Update for Patients Undergoing a Screening Colonoscopy

If you will be undergoing a “screening colonoscopy”, meaning that you presently don’t have any GI symptoms, please be aware that if during the procedure a polyp is removed or a biopsy is performed, some insurance carriers will no longer consider this a “screening” procedure and may charge you a higher rate.

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Ask Us About Saturday Hours

Colonoscopy for colon cancer screening is an underutilized resource. Only half of those over age 50 have undergone this potentially life-saving procedure. Some are fearful that the procedure may cause pain (it doesn’t) or are reluctant to undergo bowel preparation (it is much easier with the Gatorade bowel preparation). Others simply have a difficult time “fitting it into their schedule”.

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Happy New Year from Gateway Gastroenterology!

2010 promises to be a challenging year for physicians and patients as healthcare reform debate intensifies. Whether you have private, employer-provided health insurance or Medicare you will likely be affected by the potential healthcare/health insurance changes currently being debated in congress.

Become an active participant in the discussion by educating yourself regarding the proposed changes to our nation’s medical system. Please know that we at Gateway Gastroenterology continue to support important health initiatives which we feel are in the best interests of our patients!

A Better Way. Gateway.

Gateway doctors specialize in gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Colon cancer is the #2 cause of cancer-related death, yet it is almost entirely preventable if adults begin routine screening at age 50. The physicians of Gateway Gastroenterology are dedicated to revolutionizing the field with their philosophy of A BETTER WAY.

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GATEWAY EMPOWERS PATIENTS!

Gateway physicians have issued a challenge to patients who have recently undergone screening colonoscopy! Refer a friend or family member to have a colonoscopy and YOU could save a life!

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