Southaven Gastroenterologist

Our Goal Is To Provide Our Patients With Quality Gastroenterology Care

We want to provide you with information to understand the facts associated with your diagnosis and what you can do to prevent reoccurrences.

We Have Bilingual Staff Available In Spanish
(Tenemos personal bilingüe disponible en español)

Obesity And Weight Loss Management

Obesity is a chronic disease that demands a multifaceted approach in its management. GLP medications such as Wegovy (semaglutide) and Zepbound (tirzepatide) are used to assist in the management of weight loss. These medications act by decreasing the emptying of the stomach and affecting the brain signals for hunger. As a result of that there are decreased blood sugars, fatty tissue of the liver, high blood pressure, and LDL. While patients are taking GLP 1 medications it is advisable that they adhere to a healthy, well-balanced diet as well as be involved in an exercise program. During the weight loss process, it is normal to lose both fatty tissue as well as muscles. Therefore, it is critical to consume an adequate amount of protein, such as lean meat, fish, eggs, and cheese for the building of muscles. It is also important to consume an adequate amount of fiber, vegetables and healthy snacks.
Avoid foods that are high in fats, highly processed, sugary drinks, pastries, and alcohol.
The most common side effects of these medications include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth, and worsening of acid reflux. For more information regarding the use of weight loss medications please contact us at 662-280-8222.

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Our Promise Of Excellent Gastroenterologist Care

Commitment
Our commitment is to honor God through serving humanity. Our goal is
to provide you with services that nurture you physically, mentally and spiritually.

Quality Care
During your visit with the doctor feel free to discuss and ask questions about
diet, exercise, lifestyle modifications and preventative medicine.

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March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!

About Colorectal Cancer

This month — and all year long — we’re committed to working towards a world free of colorectal cancer by encouraging CRC screening starting at age 45 for individuals at average risk.

We’re here to support you and your patients — find our resources in this special CRC Month kick-off newsletter.

Questions about coding screening colonoscopies? Use our coding guide to ensure you and your patients are correctly reimbursed for eligible screening procedures.

Coding guide

Questions about coding screening colonoscopies? Use our coding guide to ensure you and your patients are correctly reimbursed for eligible screening procedures.

The AGA GI Patient Center has educational resources for your patients with more information on:

Colorectal cancer refers to both rectal and colon cancers. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States.

Throughout the year, and especially during March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, survivors, caregivers, and loved ones are empowered to share their stories, raise awareness, advocate for policy change, and support research. We’re determined to stop the second-leading cause of cancer deaths of men and women combined from taking more lives. Get Involved!

To learn more about prevention, treatment and living with colorectal cancer please visit. https://fightcolorectalcancer.org/

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What is International NASH Day?

NASH is a hidden epidemic. It is the progressive form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and affects more than 115 million people worldwide. An estimated 357 million people will be affected by 2030. Because NASH symptoms are often not overt, NASH is often underdiagnosed and underreported. NAFLD and NASH are major risk factors for concurrent conditions: more than 70% of patients are living with obesity, up to 75% have type 2 diabetes, and anywhere from 20-80% have hyperlipidemia. Unchecked, NASH may lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver transplant. To learn more, please contact us. 662-280-8222

Now Is A Great Time To Have Colon Cancer Awareness

 

Colon Care Facts From Your Southaven Gastroenterologist

  • Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans get colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it.

  • Risk increases with age. More than 90% of colorectal cancers occur in people who are 50 years old or older

  • Precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer don’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. You could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know it. That is why having a screening test is so important. If you have symptoms, they may include
    • Blood in or on the stool (bowel movement).
    • Stomach pain, aches, or cramps that do not go away.
    • Losing weight and you don’t know why.

    These symptoms may be caused by something other than cancer. If you have any of them, please contact us.

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Common Colonoscopy Myths

Myth #1 Colonoscopies Hurt

With today’s technology, the notion that a colonoscopy will be painful is simply not true. During a colonoscopy at Delta Gastroenterology, patients are very comfortable during the procedure – you should not expect any pain

Myth #2 You Can Have A Colonoscopy Without Having To Prepare For It

The colonoscopy procedure requires a certain amount of preparation prior to the day of the procedure.

Myth #3: Only Older People Need To Have A Colonoscopy

It’s true that colonoscopies are recommended for men and women 50 and older, but this age range changes if a patient has certain risks for colon cancer. An “at risk” patient includes someone with a family history of colon or colorectal cancer, as well as a person with a personal history of colon polyps, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, uterine or breast cancer.

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What Is Fatty Liver Disease?

According to the Mayo Clinic, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is an umbrella term for a range of liver conditions affecting people who drink little to no alcohol. As the name implies, the main characteristic of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is too much fat stored in liver cells.

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, a potentially serious form of the disease, is marked by liver inflammation. This may progress to scarring and irreversible damage. This damage is similar to the damage caused by heavy alcohol use. At its most severe, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis can progress to cirrhosis and liver failure

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is increasingly common around the world, especially in Western nations. In the United States, it is the most common form of chronic liver disease, affecting an estimated 80 to 100 million people.

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Got Heartburn... we can help

Case Study- Heartburn

Did you know that studies show that up to 15% of individuals have heartburn at least once a week? About 7% have heartburn daily. Heartburn is one of the major challenges in family medicine. Heartburn is characterized by burning retrosternal discomfort. When severe, it may radiate to the sides of the chest, the neck, and the angles of the jaw. Heartburn is a characteristic symptom of reflux oesophagitis, which is a complication of gastro-oesophageal reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most prevalent gastrointestinal disorders.

Let Us Help You With Your Gastroenterology Health

Nobody should settle for not feeling their best. Let us help you regain your best life! We Take Most Insurance Plans. Contact Us If You Have Questions.

Who We Are

The Most Caring Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Center in
Southaven & The Mid-South

Whether you’re plagued by excess gas or are concerned about blood in your stool, embarrassment might be holding you back from getting help. But don’t be shy: as a Gastroenterologist, we specialize in everything stomach- and colon-related, so they won’t bat an eye when you tell them something that would gross out your friends.

At Delta Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Center, our only goal is to help you find that relief. Every aspect of our facility is designed to guide you to a quick, painless recovery at a price that you can afford. Our team truly cares about your wellbeing. We’ll use the latest advances in care to help you get your life back on track, as quick and as painlessly as possible.

Call us today at (662) 280-8222 to learn more about how we can help

Delta Endoscopy Center

WE APPRECIATE THE TALENTS AND CARE OF OUR EMPLOYEES

A Second Opinion You Can Trust

Many of our patients come to us on strong pain medication seeking a way to avoid dangerous surgeries. We welcome the opportunity to provide a second opinion on your diagnosis or treatment plan.

Every case is unique and starts with a full consultation;
call us today to schedule an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect at a gastroenterologist appointment?

Appointments at your gastroenterologist’s office will vary from patient to patient. Depending on your symptoms and condition, your doctor may require different procedures or tests. The best way to understand what will happen at your specific appointment is to have a consultation with your gastroenterologist in Southaven.

What are some warning signs of colon problems?

Colon cancer can be deadly, which is why it is recommended to have a colonoscopy after the age of 50. Warning signs may include abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, chronic constipation or diarrhea.

Will my insurance cover gastroenterology services?

Colon cancer is preventable but can be deadly, which is why it is recommended to have a colonoscopy at age 45. Warning signs may include abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, chronic constipation or diarrhea.