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Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

  According to the American Cancer Society, esophageal cancer affects approximately 17,000 people annually in the United States. The disease is commonly diagnosed in older adults, occurring four times as often in men than in women. Though rare (accounting for only 1% of cancers diagnosed in the U.S.), esophageal cancer is among one of the […]


Hemorrhoid Treatment with the CRH O’Regan System

GastroIntestinal Specialists is now offering the CRH O’Regan System®. A simple, painless and effective way to treat hemorrhoids! Hemorrhoids are nothing to be embarrassed about – in fact, about 50% of the population will suffer from them by the age of 50. For many, ointments and creams will only mask symptoms to provide temporary relief. […]


Chronic Diarrhea: Target the Source

GastroIntestinal Specialist is please to announce the addition of the FilmArray® Gastrointestinal (GI) panel. The FilmArray panel tests for common GI pathogens including viruses, bacteria and parasites that cause infectious diarrhea. Symptoms of chronic diarrhea include: Watery stools for more than 4 weeks Abdominal cramps and pain Nausea, vomiting or both Occasional muscle aches or […]


Congratulations Dr. Aguilar & the Louisiana Research Center

GIS congratulates Dr. Humberto Aguilar and the Louisiana Research Center for recently being published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal! The article was done on patients infected with chronic hepatitis C and cirrhosis.  Read the full article below:


Esophageal Cancer Awareness

Esophageal Cancer By: Sathya Jaganmohan, MD Esophageal Cancer The esophagus is a hollow organ that allows food to pass from the mouth to the stomach.  Cancer of the esophagus accounts for 1% of the cancers found in the US. This cancer is 3-4 times more common in men than in women.  Esophageal cancer is a […]


Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer by: JoAnn E. Warrick, M.D. Colon cancer is the 3rd most common cause of cancer, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.  It affects both men and women equally.  It is the most preventable of all types of cancer, and studies show that with regular screening […]


Catch Colon Cancer Early

Did you know that colon cancer is 90% curable if caught early?  All men and women should begin routine screening for colon cancer at age 50 or older (45 if African American).  If you have family history, you may need to be screened earlier! Medicare and most insurance companies cover screening.  Call (318) 631-9121 to […]


Be Aware of Hepatitis C

Millions of Americans have Hepatitis C and half don’t know they are infected. People can live with the virus for decades without any symptoms. A blood test is the only way to know.  If left untreated, Hepatitis C can lead to liver damage, liver cancer, and ultimately liver failure. Treatments are available at GIS that […]


Crohn’s & Colitis Treatment

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. It has two main conditions – ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Ulcerative colitis affects the colon and Crohn’s can affect any part of the GI tract from the mouth to the anus. Symptoms include: abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, and […]


Free Non-Surgical Weight Loss Information Session

Join us at a free information session. The Nutrition & Weight Loss Center at GastroIntestinal Specialists is offering FREE information sessions about non-surgical weight loss options. Sessions are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Call (318) 213-3460 to register At our information session you will: Meet our Registered Dietitian, Daniel […]