"Dr. Mills made what is considered a dreaded experience for many, into one that was stress-free, comfortable and interesting.\r
He instilled confidence in me due to his abilities, by explaining his technique and record of thousands of previous successful procedures. Dr. Mills listened to my concerns and responded with in depth explanations that allayed any hesitance I may have had about the impending Colonoscopy.\r
The procedure was pain free, even after waking up in recovery and in the day ahead. He removed a growth that apparently was the cause of a great amount of pain in my digestive track, which had been going for years. I am pain free in that department for the first time in as long as I can remember.\r
The staff at Arizona Digestive Health (Central Phoenix – Coronado) was professional and courteous. There is a feeling that they really care for patients and enjoy the role that they play in providing potentially lifesaving care. They added to an air of calm confidence that put my mind at ease for a procedure that I now wish I had undergone long ago.\r
"If it is recommended for you child to see Dr. Siaw, please use extreme caution. He doesn't like it when parents questioned his proposed course of treatment. When parents decide to seek a second opinion, he turns them in to CPS all for the sake of his money making research program. He does not do what is best for the child. Please read this to learn more.\r
October 29, 2014
What is Gastroenterology?
A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)
One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient's body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.
Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.