Irritable Bowel Syndrome Q&A With Dr. Kuldip Sandhu

Posted by Brianna Nguyen on 5/10/19 10:15 AM

Talking about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be as uncomfortable as its symptoms. However, IBS is a relatively common condition affecting about 20 percent of the U.S. population, according to Dr. Kuldip Sandhu, an expert gastroenterologist with Mercy Medical Group. Dr. Sandhu answers important questions about IBS below.

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What Is Ulcerative Colitis?

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 4/25/19 4:35 PM

If you have ulcerative colitis (UC), a type of inflammatory bowel disease, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UC affects as many as 246 of every 100,000 Americans. But what is UC and what can be done about it?

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Laparoscopic Colectomy: What to Expect

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 1/2/19 1:44 PM

A laparoscopic colectomy provides qualified patients a less invasive, and has a faster recovery than traditional surgery.

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Colon Cancer: Screening, Prevention, and Treatment

Posted by Jagrati Mathur, MD on 3/6/18 1:29 PM

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and a great time to talk about colon cancer screening, prevention, and treatment. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer among men and women in the United States. There are 136,000 estimated new cases of colon cancer diagnosed every year and about 50,000 colon cancer deaths reported annually.

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Colorectal Cancer: Know the Risks & Signs

Posted by Gail Verderico on 3/21/17 8:30 AM

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – a time to become familiar with the risk factors and warning signs associated with this increasingly survivable disease.

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer among men and women in the United States. Although a study released last month found the risk for people born in 1990 or later is increasing, the average age at diagnosis is still 72.

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