Gastroenterology physicians in Petal MS diagnose and treat disorders and diseases of the GI tract that affect adults. Some of the conditions they treat include constipation, gallstones, hemorrhoids, and inflammatory bowel disease.
What Is CRH O’Regan Hemorrhoid Banding?
Hemorrhoid banding is a non-surgical treatment for hemorrhoids. It is a painless and quick procedure in which the doctor will place a special rubber band around hemorrhoidal tissue that will cut off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid and make it shrink and fall off within a couple of days. If the patient has several hemorrhoids, the doctor will start by treating the biggest one first and working their way down.
Hemorrhoid banding can be combined with other therapies.
What Is A Capsule Endoscopy?
A capsule endoscopy, also known as a Pillcam, is a diagnostic technique used to look for abnormalities or bleeding in the digestive tract. The capsule endoscope is about the size of a pill and is equipped with a camera, batteries, and light.
After the patient swallows the endoscope, the camera will take pictures every two seconds as it travels through the patient’s GI tract over the next eight hours. The endoscope will send the images to a receiver worn by the patient.
What Is A Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is a procedure used to check for abnormalities in the colon and rectum. It is often done to screen for colon cancer. During the colonoscopy, the doctor will use a flexible tube to examine the patient’s colon. If they find polyps or other abnormalities, they will remove and examine them.
Contact Hattiesburg G.I. Associates or visit www.hgia.net to schedule an appointment with gastroenterology physicians in Petal MS.
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