Surgery Vs. Non-Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatments

Hemorrhoids are extremely common and impact more than half of the population throughout their lives. Many people have them but are afraid of talking to their doctor about it, and more might be turned off at the possibility of surgery. Luckily, there are non-surgical hemorrhoid treatments available to you. At the Center for GI Health, Beverly Hills GI doctor Dr. Ari Nowain...

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Center for GI Health Honored Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colon cancer is one of the 2nd leading causes of cancer death in the U.S. Approximately 1 out of every 20 people in the United States will develop colon cancer if no preventative measures are taken to prevent its development. But luckily there is hope. Through regular screenings, you can increase your chances of early detection and even prevention. There is no better time...

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What Are Polyps?

Nearly all colon cancers develop from polyps. Polyps are abnormal growths in the large intestines that can be often found during a screening test. There are three types of colon polyps: benign (no chance of progression to cancer), pre-cancerous (if they are not removed, they can lead to the development of colon cancer), and some polyps may have already progressed to colon...

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How Can I Get Rid of My Hemorrhoids Without Surgery?

Hemorrhoids are an uncomfortable, painful, and sometimes embarrassing occurrence that will afflict at least half of the U.S. population at some point in their lives. No matter how uncomfortable or painful, surgical intervention may seem like a scary and risky option. In fact, a lot of people ask, “How can I get rid of my hemorrhoids without surgery?” Luckily,...

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Gastrointestinal Disease in the U.S. in 2012

Sometimes it’s good to take inventory and see where things stand. Sometimes improvements need to be made in procedures and priority re-established. Our Beverly Hills gastroenterology practice is no different — and neither is the United States. Thanks to the exhaustive efforts of researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill, inventory...

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Colon Cancer in African Americans

When it comes to cancer, one of the most lethal misconceptions is that white Americans are the largest population of colon cancer incidents. In actuality, colon cancer in African Americans is more common. African Americans have the highest colorectal cancer incidence and mortality rates of all racial groups in the United States. Additionally, colon cancer is the third...

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