GI Procedures

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GI Procedures2018-03-23T18:47:07+00:00

Various digestive symptoms and conditions require diagnostic procedures that allow your gastroenterologist the opportunity to explore potential causes. The findings from these GI procedures guide the doctor’s diagnosis and suggested treatment regimen.

Procedures and Screenings Available

Dr. Jay Yepuri provides expert endoscopy, colon cancer screening with colonoscopy, hemorrhoid banding and more for patients in the DFW mid-cities (Hurst. Euless, and Bedford) and Fort Worth, TX areas. The experienced and knowledgeable staff working with Dr. Yepuri put the patient’s needs and comfort first. If you’ve been referred for endoscopy, colonoscopy, IBS, Remicade therapy or if you’ve been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, we are here to meet your treatment needs. We encourage you to read additional information on the diagnostic and therapeutic GI procedures performed by Dr. Yepuri below:

Colonoscopy

Colon cancer screening can save lives… costs, screening age guidelines and prep tips!

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Endoscopy (EGD)

Allows your doctor to examine the upper GI tract… esophagus, stomach and duodenum.

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Hemorrhoid Banding

Suffering from painful hemorrhoids? Banding is a painless treatment that only takes a few minutes!

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Colonoscopy – Do I need to schedule an office visit first?

Dr. Yepuri offers an option called open access colonoscopy to qualifying patients, that allows those patients needing a colon cancer screening to schedule their colonoscopy without the expense or time needed for an office visit prior to the GI procedure. If you need to schedule a screening colonoscopy, please call our practice and we’ll ask a few questions to see if you qualify for an open access colonoscopy.

Why You Should Get These Screenings?

Men and Women over 50 years of age should be tested for colon cancer. Many of the screenings offered by Dr. Yepuri should be done as part of regular yearly check-ups. Prevention is key when it comes to colon cancer, and your Fort Worth area gastroenterologist can help. Early detection of symptoms revealed by regular screenings allows the proper treatment and care that can prevent the spread of disease.

Ideally, men and women should begin regular colorectal cancer screenings by 40 years of age, particularly if risk factors like lifestyle choices and family history indicate a predisposition to these types of problems. Consult your doctor to determine if you are ready to begin seeing a gastroenterologist for screenings or treatment.

It is important to have screening for various gastroenterological problems. Some conditions are present even when there are no symptoms shown. Sometimes there are clear warning signs that indicate you may need to consult a gastroenterologist immediately. It is of the utmost importance that you make an appointment with a Fort Worth, TX Gastroenterology Clinic, if you find you’re suffering from any of these symptoms:

  • Rectal bleeding/diarrhea/bloody stools
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rectal pain or itching
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Upper abdominal discomfort
  • Heartburn
  • Chest pain
  • Indigestion
  • Swallowing difficulties

You do not need to be referred to us by another physician! We are usually able to schedule an appointment for you within 24-48 hours. If you are suffering any of these symptoms, please call for a screening today.

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