A colonoscopy is a vital screening tool for detecting and preventing colon cancer. If you're scheduled for a colonoscopy, it's important to know what to expect and how to prepare. In this blog post from Northeastern Gastroenterology Associates in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, we'll share four essential points you should know before your colonoscopy.more
As part of our commitment to promoting colon health and preventing colon cancer, Northeastern Gastroenterology Associates is here to provide you with valuable tips to talk to your family members about colonoscopy screenings. Colon cancer is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition, but with regular screenings, it can be detected early and treated effectively. Below, we outline some...more
Changes in your bowel patterns and abdominal discomfort might raise concerns about your digestive health. Perhaps the most proactive step you can take to maintain your well-being amid these red flags is scheduling a colonoscopy screening. At Northeastern Gastroenterology Associates in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, we can help you...more
Do you know that a simple colon cancer screening can be a lifesaver? At Northeastern Gastroenterology Associates in Honesdale, PA, our talented team of board-certified, fellowship-trained gastroenterologists is committed to leading the way in providing top-quality care for digestive health. Join us as we explore the importance of colon cancer screenings and how they can save lives, and...more
Hello from your friendly team at Northeastern Gastroenterology Associates in Honesdale, Pennsylvania! Our dedicated Pennsylvania physicians encourage you to prioritize your health by considering the often underestimated yet significant procedure, the colonoscopy.
Read on to understand why this should be an essential part of your health regimen. If you are interested in scheduling a...more
The digestive system is an essential part of the body that helps break down food and absorb nutrients. When something goes wrong, it can cause a range of uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms. It's important to recognize these symptoms to allow for early treatment and prevent further complications. Read on to learn the top four warning signs of digestive issues, then...more
Colon cancer is among the most common cancers in the United States, but it’s also one of the most treatable. That’s why regular colon cancer screenings are so important. In this blog post, the specialists at Northeastern Gastroenterology Associates will explore four reasons why you need to make colon cancer screenings a part of your routine health care. Read on, then...more
If you're over a certain age, you're probably no stranger to colonoscopies. A colonoscopy is an important health procedure that uses a special camera to examine the inside of your colon for any signs of polyps or abnormalities. Unfortunately, it's also a procedure that's often met with fear and apprehension. In today’s article, the team at...more
Colon cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer, and the risk of developing it can be greatly increased by certain lifestyle factors, including alcohol use, smoking, family history, and lack of physical activity. It’s essential to recognize the signs and symptoms of colon cancer and to take steps to reduce your risk.
A colonoscopy is a medical procedure that allows your doctor to examine the inside of your colon. At Mountain Laurel Surgery Center in Honesdale, PA, our team of experienced professionals can help you understand the importance of a colonoscopy and the many issues it can detect. If you're approaching the age of your first screening, learn more about this procedure and...more
Are you worrying about an upcoming colonoscopy? Knowing what to expect can make the procedure less intimidating! Rest assured that the process is very straightforward. A colonoscopy is an important procedure that can help to detect and diagnose any issues with the colon. At Northeastern Gastroenterology Associates, our gastroenterologists in Honesdale, PA will help you stay comfortable and...more
If you or a loved one are experiencing digestive issues, you can trust Northeastern Gastroenterology Associates to provide the best possible care! We are experts in diagnostic procedures and treatments for digestive disorders, including colon cancer screening, GERD management, bowel health maintenance, liver disease diagnosis and treatment, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease management,...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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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...more
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...more
There are a number of triggers that lead one to scheduling an appointment with a gastroenterologist (i.e., a digestive disease specialist):
Abnormal bowel movements
Being 50+ years of age
Your primary care doctor may instruct you...more
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,...more
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...more