Hunterdon Gastroenterology Summer 2018 Healthy Bites Digest
How to deal with hemorrhoids
No one really wants to talk about Hemorrhoids. However, three out of four adults will experience this condition in their lifetime.
Pain, itching, irritation and bleeding may all be signs of hemorrhoids and the embarrassment of talking to anyone about this can be overwhelming. Because of the personal nature of hemorrhoids, the doctors at Hunterdon Gastroenterology want you to feel comfortable getting treatment. You’ll find your HGA physician compassionate, sensitive and easy to talk to without embarrassment.
When you’re ready to say goodbye to hemorrhoids forever, then it’s time to see Hunterdon Gastroenterology for the patented CRH O’Regan System. This highly effective, minimally invasive banding procedure is performed in less than a minute, and recurrence is rare. The procedure requires no prep and no anesthesia, it is done right in the office.
Why is CRH better?
- Multiple hemorrhoids are treated in separate visits to ensure a low complication rate – less than 1%
- More than 99% of patients report no post-procedure pain
- Much safer than traditional banding
- Smaller instruments for greater comfort and faster treatment
What to expect
Your physician will examine you and confirm your diagnosis. If he or she determines a CRH System hemorrhoid banding procedure is right for you, treatment may begin right away, or on a subsequent visitor visits.
During the brief and painless banding procedure, your physician will use a gentle suction device – unlike the harsh metal clamps used in other banding treatments – to place a small rubber band around the base of the internal hemorrhoid where there are no pain-sensitive nerve endings. The whole thing typically takes less than 60 seconds.
No need to suffer in silence or feel embarrassment! The doctors at HGA are ready to help you with the relief from hemorrhoids today!
Team Spotlight: Devi Patel, MD
Dr. Patel’s education began at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ. She completed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and has recently completed her Fellowship at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J. Dr. Patel is board certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine and is board eligible for her Gastroenterology exam this fall.
We asked Dr. Patel what she finds compelling about Gastroenterology and she replied “Gastroenterology and hepatology is one of the few fields in medicine in which a physician has the privilege of managing a myriad of diagnoses through both pharmacologic as well as endoscopic interventions. I found this very compelling as gastroenterologists are equipped with the skills and knowledge to use multiple modalities to manage a patient. What I enjoy most about this field is the variety. Not only are there patients with multiple different diagnoses I see in one day, but also, I can see patients in the outpatient setting, inpatient setting or the endoscopy unit.”
Hunterdon Gastroenterology welcomes Dr. Patel to our practice!
GI Friendly Summer Salad
Try this gut-friendly summer salad for a refreshing meal or as a side! High fiber beans, heart-healthy asparagus containing folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, and tuna loaded with Omegas will keep you full while providing your body with what it needs.
- *1 large bunch asparagus
- *2 tbsp capers
- *2 x 200g cans yellowfin tuna steaks in water, drained
- *1 tbsp olive oil
- *2 x 400g cans cannellini beans in water, drained
- *1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- *1 red onion very finely chopped
- *2 tbsp tarragon finely chopped
Cook the asparagus in a large pan of boiling water for 4-5 mins until tender. Drain well, cool under running water, then cut into finger-length pieces. Toss together the tuna, beans, onion, capers and asparagus in a large serving bowl.
Mix the oil, vinegar and tarragon together, then pour over the salad. Chill until ready to serve.
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