Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D)

IBS-D can affect any gender and any age group, but young females are more commonly affected than males or older peopl...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C)

The symptoms of IBS-C include abdominal pain and discomfort, along with changes in bowel function. Bloating and/or gas a...

Understanding Colon Cancer Screening

Approximately 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed every year in the United States and nearly 50,000 peo...

Make the Best Choice for Your Endoscopic Procedure

Having an ASGE member perform your endoscopic procedures ensures that you are in the hands of someone who is highly trai...

Understanding Upper Endoscopy

Upper endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the...

Understanding Endoscopic Ultrasonography

Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) allows your doctor to examine your esophageal and stomach linings as well as the walls ...

Understanding Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the rectum and a portion of the colon (large intestine) by...

Understanding Colon Polyps and Their Treatment

Polyps are benign growths (noncancerous tumors or neoplasms) involving the lining of the bowel. They can occur in severa...

Understanding Esophageal Dilation

The most common cause of narrowing of the esophagus, or stricture, is scarring of the esophagus from reflux of stomach a...

Understanding Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule Endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the middle part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes ...

Understanding Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

PEG stands for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, a procedure in which a flexible feeding tube is placed through the a...

Ensuring the Safety of Your Endoscopic Procedure

Mount Pleasant, SC Gastroenterologist, Joshua Watson. Treating stomach pain, intestinal problems, acid reflux, constipat...

Understanding Diverticulosis

Diverticulosis is a condition in which there are small pouches or pockets in the wall or lining of any portion of the di...

Understanding Esophageal Testing or Manometry

Esophageal testing or manometry measures the pressures and the pattern of muscle contractions in your esophagus. 

Understanding Minor Rectal Bleeding

Minor rectal bleeding refers to the passage of a few drops of bright red (fresh) blood from the rectum, which may appear...

ERCP

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography, or ERCP, is a specialized technique used to study the bile ducts, pancr...

Understanding Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which the lining of the esophagus changes, becoming more like the lining of the sm...

Understanding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when contents in the stomach flow back into the esophagus. This happens when the valve be...