Screening: The greatest tool in preventing colon cancer

KMC Gastroenterology, Topeka Endoscopy Center and StopColonCancerNow.com March is Colon Cancer Awareness month and we at KMC Gastroenterology want to help clear up any questions you might have about screening options. Many people dread the thought of having a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy – but when most leave their appointments they’re surprised at how easy … Continue reading Screening: The greatest tool in preventing colon cancer

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Lose the Weight

KMC Gastroenterology recognizes that obesity is a chronic disease and they are pleased to be able to offer new, minimally invasive solutions, like ORBERA, to help transform the lives of patients before their disease progresses and requires more invasive treatment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved ORBERA to assist adult patients suffering from … Continue reading Lose the Weight

Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer

By Shekhar Challa, MD Barrett's esophagus is a complication of long-standing acid reflux (GERD-Gastroesophageal reflux disease) and is pre-cancerous. It is estimated that approximately 1.5 million Americans have Barrett's esophagus. 10-20 PERCENT OF PATIENTS WITH GERD HAVE BARRETT'S ESOPHAGUS. The incidence of heartburn and acid reflux is on the rise probably at least in part … Continue reading Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer