Millions of Americans have complaints about, or disorders of, the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, or pancreas, all of which comprise the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This book provides accurate, reliable, and up-to-date information on the most common GI disorders.
Written by a gastroenterologist with decades of clinical and research experience, A Gastroenterologist’s Guide to Gut Health provides the advice that Dr. Novick gives to patients in his practice every day, written in a clear, conversational, and easily understandable style. Advocating strongly for colon cancer screening and prevention, he walks readers through the process of colonoscopy, demystifying the procedure so patients know exactly what to expect. A review of alternatives to colonoscopy are also included.
In addition to colonoscopy and colon cancer, Dr. Novick reviews irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), celiac disease, acid reflux, hepatitis C, hemorrhoids, and many other GI diseases. He provides clear and specific details on best nutrition practices and explains how to get the most out of your visit to the doctor. Anyone with questions about digestive health, prevention, and screening will find here a ready and accessible resource for staying healthy and feeling good.
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About the Author
David M. Novick, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist with extensive clinical and research experience. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. He is a Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio and an adjunct faculty member at The Rockefeller University in New York City. Novick has more than 70 medical publications. He is a 2014 Erma Bombeck Writing Competition award winner and is published in Hippocampus Magazine, Fix.com, and Ohio Lawyer. He is currently in private practice in gastroenterology with special interests in liver diseases and addiction medicine.
Table of Contents
Diagrams of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Colon, and Gallbladder & Pancreas
Chapter 1. Preparing for Colonoscopy
Chapter 2. Sedation and Anesthesia
Chapter 3. The Colonoscopy
Chapter 4. Recovery After Colonoscopy
Chapter 5. Putting Colonoscopy in Perspective: The Evidence, Quality Issues, and Surveillance Intervals
Chapter 6. Colonoscopy: Risks, Alternatives, and Barriers
Chapter 7. Overview of Colon Cancer
Chapter 8. Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
Chapter 9. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chapter 10. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Chapter 11. Clostridium difficile Infection, or C-Diff
Chapter 12. Hemorrhoids
Chapter 13. Evaluation of The Esophagus, Stomach, and Small Intestine
Chapter 14. Heartburn and Reflux
Chapter 15. Disorders of the Stomach and Small Intestine, Including Celiac Disease
Chapter 16: Gallbladder and Pancreas
Chapter 17. Hepatitis C
Chapter 18. Cirrhosis and the Spectrum of Liver Disease
Chapter 19. Healthy Eating
Chapter 20. How To Get the Most Out of Your Visit to the Doctor
For Further Reading
Partnership with a GI Charity
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Gastroenterologist's Guide to Gut Health is a phenomenal book as a Gi tech with years of experience in the Gi field and my own minor digestive issues I find this book as my dictionary and a lifesaver and also having a sister who suffers from ulcerative colitis for almost 20 years is a perfect gift for her guide. This book will not only help u understand your condition but also help u better your condition. This book is very complex and easy to read and understand the chapters educates you about everything u need to know about digestive health and how u can create a healthier lifestyle and also the warning signs and what to expect for your first colonoscopy screening . This book is a must have