When it comes to overall well-being, a healthy digestive system is critical at any age. While some gastrointestinal (GI) issues are easily remedied, persistent symptoms can be indicators of more serious issues.
At Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, our board-certified specialists diagnose and treat both common and complex digestive disorders and liver diseases including acid reflux, IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, Barrett’s esophagus, and hepatitis. In addition, many of our physicians perform interventional endoscopic procedures, allowing for more precise diagnoses and treatment of chronic disorders.
For adults, one of the most important tests is a colon cancer screening—a procedure that AGA physicians perform regularly at one of our nine accredited outpatient endoscopy centers, or in some cases, in area hospitals. Because early detection and removal of polyps during a colonoscopy can actually prevent the disease, screening colonoscopies are recommended for adults beginning at age fifty. Those who have a family history of the disease or have other risk factors usually start screenings at a younger age.
For children and adolescents, GI issues can be particularly challenging. To meet these special needs, AGA now provides personalized care for infants, children, preteens, and teens at its new Pediatric and Adolescent Division. Offering the same high level of quality care afforded to adults, our pediatric gastroenterologists treat every type of GI disorder, including lactose intolerance, feeding difficulties, eosinophilic esophagitis, and colic.
As one of the largest gastroenterology practices in the U.S., AGA’s physicians are dedicated to providing patients with quality healthcare that is comprehensive, convenient, and affordable. With more than seventy- five physicians in thirty-seven locations throughout Atlanta and north Georgia, getting the right kind of care is easy for both adults and children.
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