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What services do the Gastroenterologist Associates offer?

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As of 2016, services that the Gastroenterology Associates offer include general gastroenterology care, clinical research, colon cancer screening, an imaging center and endoscopic services, according to Digestive Health Center of Louisiana. Based in Baton Rouge, the physician practice is devoted to treating patients 15 years old and older who have gastrointestinal and digestive disorders. Gastroenterology Associates has a second office in Livingston. The Digestive Health Center of Louisiana facility houses Gastroenterology Associates and Louisiana Endoscopy Center.

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In business since 1977, Gastroenterology Associates services include an independent gastroenterology research facility that provides patients easy access to advanced gastrointestinal care, explains Digestive Health Center of Louisiana. The practice's open access clinic for screening colonoscopies streamlines the examination process for doctors and patients. Pre-screened patients save time and money by going directly to the Louisiana Endoscopy Center on the day of their procedure. The state-licensed, Medicare-certified endoscopy center includes areas for waiting family members, suites for private admission and comfortable recovery rooms. The practice features a conveniently located imaging center that provides physician access to ultrasounds, CAT scans, X-rays and collaboration with other physicians, to serve patients effectively.

Gastroenterologists are specially trained and experienced physicians who manage liver and gastrointestinal tract functions and diseases, including conditions of the stomach, pancreas, large and small intestines, and rectum, according to the American College of Gastroenterology.

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