Important Facts

Abdominal pain, bloating, changes of bowel habit, or constipation may be symptoms of gastrointestinal diseases. If left untreated they can lead to serious health problems. At UEC, we strive to educate our patients with the best treatments for Gastrointestinal Diseases including Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, and GERD. Please call any of Our Locations to set up a consultation.

 

Have you had your colonoscopy?

Fifty is the age that most people should have their first screening colonoscopy. Did you know there are several reasons to consider colon cancer screening at an earlier age? A family history of colon cancer or colon polyps is one such reason, talk to you relative about their history. The conversation may save your life. Please schedule your appointment today to discuss your risk with our colon experts.

 

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. If detected earlier it can be curable, but found in the advance stages it may be fatal. The good news is having a colonoscopy can reduce your risk of developing this cancer by detecting it in the precancerous stage as a polyp. A 15-30 minute procedure can save your life. Ask for an appointment today. Our Board Certified Gastroenterologists can help you decide when it is appropriate for you to have your colonoscopy.

Terrence Howard PSA for EIF's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance

 

Terrence Howard, an ambassador for both the Entertainment Industry Foundation's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance and Stand Up To Cancer, has joined Screen for Life, a campaign in partnership with the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to urge Americans to be screened for colorectal cancer. Terrence has a personal connection to the disease; in new print and broadcast public service announcements, he talks movingly about losing his mother to colon cancer, saying, "Let my heartbreak be your wake-up call." His PSAs are the latest in this Screen for Life PSA series; others feature Katie Couric, Jimmy Smits, Diane Keaton, and Morgan Freeman.