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Procedures

Upper GI Gastroscopy

The procedure called gastroscopy involves the placing of an endoscope (a small flexible tube with a camera and light) into the stomach and duodenum to search for abnormalities. Tissue samples may be obtained to check for H. pylori bacteria, a cause of many peptic ulcers. An actively bleeding ulcer may also be cauterized (blood vessels are sealed with a burning tool) during a gastroscopy procedure.read more...



Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your doctor look inside your entire large intestine. It uses an instrument called a colonoscope, or scope for short. Scopes have a tiny camera attached to a long, thin tube. The procedure lets your doctor see things such as inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, and ulcers. Read more...

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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

This procedure is an internal examination of the lower large bowel (colon), using an instrument called a sigmoidoscope. This test can help diagnose: bowel obstruction, causes of diarrhea, colon polyps, diverticulosis (the presence of abnormal pouches on the lining of the intestines), and inflammatory bowel disease. Read more...

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Video Capsule Endoscopy

This procedure lets us examine the lining of the middle part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the three portions of the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileum). A pill sized video capsule called an endoscope is used, which has its own lens and light source and will view the images on a video monitor.

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Nutritional Services

Dr. Sachar provides practical solutions to difficult dietary and nutritional problems. She will be able to provide you with written information about diet, nutrition, and eating that will help you manage your dietary and nutritional needs. Read more...

We can help you manage:

  • Fructose Intolerance
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Irritable Bowel Disease
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Reflux
  • Chemical sensitivities

We will also provide a tailored program tailored especially for you so that you gain a complete understanding of which foods you need and the correct combination of foods you should eat. After meeting with us you will have a much better understanding on how to improve your overall well being.


Women's Digestive Health Expert

Colon cancer is not a "man's disease" as many American's think. It is an equal opportunity cancer that strikes men and women equally. It is the #2 cancer killer. The majority of people are over the age of 50. However, it can be found in younger individuals who have a family history of colon cancer. The chance that an average risk woman will develop colon cancer in her lifetime is 5-6%. In its early stages, it typically produces no symptoms. Symptoms, when present, may include a change in bowel patterns (i.e. diarrhea and constipation), rectal bleeding, blood in the stool, unintentional loss of weight or new abdominal pain.


Looking at the Bright Side

Colon cancer is preventable if women listen to their body's symptoms and get appropriate colonoscopies as recommended by their gastroenterologists. During a colonoscopy, pre-cancerous polyps , if found, are removed to decrease chances of developing colon cancer. The American Cancer Society and American College of Gastroenterology recommend that everyone gets a screening colonoscopy at the age of 50 or sooner if any of the above symptoms appear.
May be helpful in preventing colon cancer:

  • Reduction of animal fat in the diet
  • Increased vegetables and fiber in the diet
  • Perhaps an aspirin tablet each day
  • Calcium and the vitamin, folic acid
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Procedures

Symptom and Diseases

  • Heartburn
  • Bowel Pattern Changes
  • Nutrition & Weight Management
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Bloating & Gas Disorders
  • Peptic Ulcer Diseases
  • Abdominal Pain Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Evalution of Celiac Diseases
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Colonic Diseases Diagnosis & Management
  • Investigation of Rectal Bleeding
  • Hepatic (Liver) Disorders
  • Pancreatic Diseases
  • Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Management
  • Breath Tests
  • Obscure GI Bleeding