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Colon Cleansing for Detoxification Has No Health Benefits

Posted: Jun 15 in Blog by
Colon cleansing does more harm than good and will not prevent colorectal cancer in Los Angeles, Culver City and Beverly Hills

Though your colorectal surgeon may prescribe colon cleansing as preparation for colorectal cancer screening tests such as colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy, colon cleansing is not recommended for detoxification purposes. Some people use colon cleansing as an alternative medicine practice to eliminate waste buildup in the colon, yet research shows colon cleansing for detoxification has no added health benefits. [Read more]

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Proper Bowel Preparation an Important Part of Colonoscopy Screening

Posted: Apr 04 in Blog by

Prior to your colonoscopy, your colon and rectal specialist will provide you with a short to-do list that you will complete the day prior to your examination. While many patients comply with their physician’s guidelines, others do not follow the guidelines correctly. Inadequate preparation of the bowel could result in reduced efficiency of the colonoscopy examination. A recent study has found that pre-cancerous polyps in Los Angeles could go undetected during a colonoscopy exam if the patient did not properly cleanse the bowel the night before the colonoscopy. [Read more]

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Crohn’s Disease – Healthy Eating Tips

Posted: Jul 26 in Patient Education by

Patients with Crohn’s disease in Los Angeles and elsewhere can frequently improve their symptoms with a healthy eating plan. One of the first steps in establishing a successful plan is consulting with a nutritionist who has expertise with this disease. Although there is no known cure for this chronic inflammatory bowel disease, each person may have a set of trigger foods that can make the disease worse. Likewise, there are foods that might help alleviate the pain and problems. [Read more]

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Constipation – Available Remedies

Posted: Jun 10 in Patient Education by
Constipation-Interminable

Get the PDF version of this article Constipation – The Sisyphean Myth of Regularity. Remember Sisyphus, the Greek King of Ephyra? Punished for his hubris, he was made to roll a boulder uphill for eternity. Just before reaching the top of the hill, the boulder would roll down to the bottom of the hill and […]

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Colonoscopy Preparation – GO-LYTELY, COLYTE, NuLYTELY

Posted: Mar 30 in Patient Education by

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PPH: To Staple or Not to Staple: That is the Question

Posted: Mar 30 in Patient Education by
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Get the PDF version of this article INTRODUCTION Symptomatic internal and external hemorrhoids present with some of the most vexing problems known to mankind and to surgeons. Each year, over 525,000 patients are treated for symptoms associated with hemorrhoids. (1) Of these, 10-20% ultimately require surgical treatment. Watch this brief video of Hemorrhoid Treatment Options […]

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Leaving the Hospital after Major Surgery

Posted: Mar 30 in Patient Education by

Leaving the hospital after a major operation is a natural source of anxiety both for patients who have had an operation, as well as for their families who will need to provide additional support during the remainder of the recovery period. [Read more]

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Medications to Avoid Prior to Your Procedure

Posted: Mar 30 in Patient Education by

Get the PDF version of this list Medications To Avoid Prior To Your Procedure: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Herbal/Alternative (This list is not a substitute for a discussion with your physician. Please be […]

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Colonoscopy Preparation – DISCONTINUED – Phosphate Warning Notice and Consent

Posted: Mar 30 in Patient Education by

Get the PDF version of this form SALIX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. IMPORTANT DRUG WARNING SUBJECT: Boxed Warning for Prescription Oral Sodium Phosphate Products: OsmoPrep® (sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate, USP and sodium phosphate dibasic anhydrous, USP)Tablets Visicol® (sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate, USP and sodium phosphate dibasic anhydrous, USP)Tablets PLEASE FAX COMPLETED FORMS TO (310)273-0314, OR MAIL TO […]

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Colonoscopy Preparation – DISCONTINUED – Visicol Tablets and OsmoPrep Tablets

Posted: Mar 30 in Patient Education by

Get the PDF version of this letter To Our Patients: Due to concerns regarding the safety of Osmoprep® and Visicol®, both of these products are no longer available for use in bowel preparation prior to a colonoscopy or other surgical procedures. There have been reported cases of renal (kidney) damage following the use of these […]

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