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If you're like most people, you probably don't look forward to scheduling a colonoscopy. However, there are many good reasons why you should make this appointment. At Northeastern Gastroenterology Center in Honesdale, our board-certified and experienced physicians can help diagnose and treat complex gastrointestinal conditions. In this blog post, we will be discussing four reasons why you...

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You probably don't think about your digestive health very often, but you should. Your digestive system is responsible for processing the food you eat and turning it into energy. If your digestive system isn't functioning properly, it can lead to all sorts of problems, such as fatigue, weight gain, and even depression. That's why it's important to take your digestive health seriously and see a doctor if you are experiencing any problems. In...

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David Talenti, M.D., a gastroenterologist who practices in Wayne County, was inaugurated as the 172nd president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, Jan. 8, 2022.

Dr. Talenti has a diverse professional background with experience in both private practice and large health systems. He is currently a partner at Northeastern Gastroenterology Associates in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

As PAMED president, Dr. Talenti’s initiative will...

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Colonoscopy screenings are crucial for the longevity of your life. This procedure has saved millions of lives over the years and will continue to do so in the future. No one wants to develop cancer, so getting a regular colonoscopy screening is smart and practical. Northeastern Gastroenterology Associates in Honesdale, PA, wants to help you learn how colonoscopy screenings can lead to a longer life.

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Digestive health is a crucial part of a healthy body. Your digestive system contributes to nearly every other system in your body, making this one of the most important systems to care for. Northeastern Gastroenterology Associates in Honesdale, PA, can help you maintain your digestive health. Below are a few ways they provide care to keep you healthy.

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Preventative measures to ward off future disease is a concept many people are familiar with, but few take advantage of. This avoidance is especially true of gastrointestinal issues because they tend to be embarrassing or uncomfortable. But, the physicians at Northeastern Gastroenterology Associates in Honesdale, PA, want to help you prevent future diseases. Here are a few ways they can do so.

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An itchy bottom can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. If you have an anal itch, it may be difficult to restrain yourself from scratching — which would only make it itch worse. There is no end to embarrassing gastrointestinal problems. Even compared to other embarrassing conditions such as leaks and gas to diarrhea and sudden urges, itchy anus is one of the more embarrassing gastrointestinal issues to be suffering from in public. There is...

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An endoscopy is a procedure conducted by gastroenterology specialists that examines either the large intestine from the rectum (lower endoscopy) or the esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine from your mouth. This non-invasive procedure involves the insertion of a thin, flexible endoscope into your digestive system to examine tissue and diagnose conditions. There are many different types of endoscopy procedures, some of...

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There are a number of triggers that lead one to scheduling an appointment with a gastroenterologist (i.e., a digestive disease specialist):

  • Bloating

  • Unusual pain

  • Frequent heartburn

  • Abnormal bowel movements

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Being 50+ years of age

Your primary care doctor may instruct you...

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Barrett’s esophagus is an issue that can arise in the tissue lining the esophagus. It occurs when the tissue that lines the esophagus begins to resemble the tissue lining the intestines due to chronic regurgitation of stomach acid. This is problematic for a number of reasons, including being a possible precursor of esophageal cancer. It is a complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and is generally considered a pre-cancer,...

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As you get older, your doctor is likely to recommend you get a colorectal cancer screening. Before the doctor can check for any abnormalities, your colon must be clean so they can see inside properly.

Colonoscopies are brief, 20- to 30-minute procedures that are conducted while you are under anesthesia. The most dreaded part of colonoscopies isn’t the procedure itself, but the preparation that one must do before...

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