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Colonoscopy Prep

June 24th, 2016

Prep is essential for a successful colonoscopy, as your colon must be clear for your Gastroenterologist to view the colon for any abnormalities, including polyps. Below are 4 colonoscopy prep videos using the various prep methods your DHAT physicians offer. Preparing for your colonoscopy with Prepopik Preparing for your colonoscopy with Suprep Preparing for your colonoscopy […]



Dr. Weinstein’s 3 Tips for Beginner Runners

January 6th, 2016

DHAT is proud to be apart of the 2016 Get Your Rear in Gear 5K this March in Fort Worth. Brought to us by the Colon Cancer Coalition, Get Your Rear in Gear is a race to help raise funds and awareness for colon cancer. While we are very excited to be apart of the race again […]



Is Your Heart on Fire or Failing?

October 13th, 2015

Heartburn or heart attack?  Both conditions have the word heart in them, but they are different clinical entities.  Heartburn is due to digestive acid from the stomach that may reflux back into the esophagus.  Reports indicate that up to 15 million Americans have symptoms of heartburn daily.  A heart attack occurs in the setting of coronary artery disease leading to […]



Prevent Colon Cancer with a Colonoscopy

October 13th, 2015

What is colon cancer? Colon cancer is a cancer that originates from the colon (also known as the large intestine). What are symptoms? Symptoms can include abdominal pain, change in bowel habits, blood in the stool, anemia (low blood levels) or possibly no symptoms at all. What are risk factors for colon cancer? The biggest risk […]



Upper Endoscopy

October 4th, 2014

UPPER ENDOSCOPY EGD (Esophogastroduoendoscopy) is a procedure in which a flexible lighted tube is slowly passed through the mouth into the esophagus, stomach and upper portion of the small intestine for direct examination of those parts of the GI system. What to expect:At the beginning of the procedure, a local anesthetic (numbing medicine) may be […]



Non-Surgical Hemorrhoid Management

October 4th, 2014

NON-SURGICAL HEMORRHOID MANAGEMENT  



Liver Biopsy

October 4th, 2014

LIVER BIOPSY Liver Biopsy is a procedure in which a needle is inserted through the skin into the liver to obtain a specimen of liver tissue for examination by a pathologist to determine the presence or absence of liver disease What to expect:Your doctor may give you medication through a vein to help you relax […]



Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (Flex Sig)

October 4th, 2014

FLEXIBLE SIGMOIDOSCOPY (FLEX SIG) Flexible Sigmoidoscopy is a procedure in which a flexible lighted tube is passed through the anus into the rectum and lower part of the large bowel (colon) for direct examination. What to Expect: Flexible sigmoidoscopy is well tolerated and rarely causes much discomfort. There is often a feeling of pressure, bloating, […]



Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS)

October 4th, 2014

ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASONOGRAPHY (EUS) Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) allows your doctor to examine your esophageal and stomach linings as well as the walls of your upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. What is EUS? Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) allows your doctor to examine your esophageal and stomach linings as well as the walls of your upper and lower gastrointestinal […]



ERCP

October 4th, 2014

ENDOSCOPIC RETROGRADE CHOLANGIOPANCREATOGRAPHY (ERCP) What is ERCP? ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) is a procedure in which a flexible lighted tube is passed through the mouth, sodphagus, and stomach into the upper small intestine for direct visualization of the common opening to ducts from the liver and pancreas. Once this is identified, a narrow plastic tube […]



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