Important Facts

Abdominal pain, bloating, changes of bowel habit, or constipation may be symptoms of gastrointestinal diseases. If left untreated they can lead to serious health problems. At UEC, we strive to educate our patients with the best treatments for Gastrointestinal Diseases including Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, and GERD. Please call any of Our Locations to set up a consultation.


Have you had your colonoscopy?

Fifty is the age that most people should have their first screening colonoscopy. Did you know there are several reasons to consider colon cancer screening at an earlier age? A family history of colon cancer or colon polyps is one such reason, talk to you relative about their history. The conversation may save your life. Please schedule your appointment today to discuss your risk with our colon experts.


Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. If detected earlier it can be curable, but found in the advance stages it may be fatal. The good news is having a colonoscopy can reduce your risk of developing this cancer by detecting it in the precancerous stage as a polyp. A 15-30 minute procedure can save your life. Ask for an appointment today. Our Board Certified Gastroenterologists can help you decide when it is appropriate for you to have your colonoscopy.

Terrence Howard "This is Personal..."

Golden Globe® and Academy Award® nominated actor and musician Terrence Howard has joined CDC's Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign! Mr. Howard talks about his mother, her influence on him, and how her death from colon cancer affected his whole family. He says, "This is personal but there is something you can do to prevent this disease." He urges men and women aged 50 and older to be screened for colorectal cancer.

The public service announcements featuring Mr. Howard were created by CDC's Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign in partnership with the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

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