Dr. Rajat Parikh, a gastroenterologist with Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates, discusses Hepatitis C: its risk factors, screening, and treatment.
BGA’s Dr. David Miller recently shared his love of flying with the Birmingham Medical News Click Here to Read More
Dr. Kenneth Sigman, BGA physician, performed a follow up colonoscopy on Fox 6 Meteorologist JP Dice. See the story that aired on Fox 6.
By: Rishi K. Agarwal, MD What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the liver, which can occur from a number of different sources including toxins, medications, heavy alcohol use, and viruses. Hepatitis C (HCV) is the most common viral hepatitis in the US with an estimated 3.2 million individuals with chronic… Read More »
Gastrointestinal illness often has a marked impact on quality of life, and celiac disease (CD) in its more severe form is a great example of this. In its milder form you may not have any symptoms at all, but malabsorption of nutrients may be occurring. For example, impaired iron and vitamin absorption can occur and… Read More »
By: Rajat N. Parikh, MD Anorectal disorders consist of a vast array of diagnoses and are common; however, patients affected remain undiagnosed and undertreated. Most common in these group of disorders are rectal bleeding from internal hemorrhoids, anal pain and constipation from anal fissures, and fecal incontinence. Internal hemorrhoid banding for rectal bleeding is a… Read More »
Dr. Dasher, a native of Birmingham, graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. He obtained a Masters of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and attended Medical School at the University of South Alabama. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Alabama at… Read More »
Is it Your Gallbladder? Dr. Cotton Shallcross shares what you should know about upper abdominal pain. Click here to view pdf
Dr. Kenneth Sigman with Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates discusses Colon Cancer on Fox 6
Click the video link below to view BGA physicians answering questions regarding colon cancer awareness View Video
By: Kenneth M. Sigman, MD Mention the pancreas to most non-medical people and you will get a questioning stare. Most do not know where it is, its functions or the diseases that can affect it. Mention the pancreas to most medical professionals and the reactions will most likely be dread and fear of its disease… Read More »
Join Owen McLean, MD, with Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen, as he talks about gallbladder, constipation, and reflux issues, and how to treat them. A registrered dietitian will also share dietary recommendations for various digestive disorders. You have probably heard the buzz. Is a gluten-free diet right for you? Hear what our… Read More »
Dr. Rishi Agarwal, a gastroenterologist with Birmingham Gastroenterology, discusses Colon Cancer Screening on Fox 6’s Good Day Alabama.
The American Gastroenterology Association has compiled a list of 5 things that both physicians and patients should ask. When you have a lot of questions to ask your physician, plan ahead, so you won’t forget what you want to ask. Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question
This year’s Birmingham Live Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Conference is scheduled for August 24, 2013. BGA’s own Dr. Kenneth Sigman and Dr. Craig Philpot are among the presenters. Continuing Education credit available for physicians and nurses. Click here for more information.
I had always taken my health for granted. Aside from the occasional flu or sore throat, my visits to the doctor were a breeze. This all changed in July, 2012. I had noticed after visiting the bathroom there was a small amount of blood or what I thought looked like blood. The first time I… Read More »
Esophageal Cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the esophagus-a long hollow tube that runs from your throat to your stomach. It carries food after swallowed to your stomach for digestion. Symptoms of esophageal cancer include: Difficulty swallowing Unexplained weight loss Chest pain, pressure, or burning Fatigue Frequent choking while eating Indigestion… Read More »