Our mission is to provide our patients with excellent, compassionate healthcare. We are dedicated to improving and maintaining your health through preventative care and treating new and chronic diseases.
Miss-Lou GI offers a broad array of services to address a range of common and rare gastrointestinal conditions, including colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, liver disorders, stomach ulcers, pancreatic and biliary disorders, and much more.
Our goal is to improve and maintain your overall health, and to empower you with an understanding of your condition and wellness plan.
Our office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00am to 12:00pm on Friday. It is important that your appointment is convenient for you, so please:
*Call for an appointment several days in advance if possible.
*Bring your insurance card, all current medications, and be
prepared to spend 15 minutes of your time completing paperwork and check-in.
*Notify us as soon as possible if you need to postpone your appointment.
We strive to provide the highest quality of care as efficiently and as economically as possible. Miss-Lou GI is trained to assist you with any questions regarding costs associated with your care. Our insurance staff is happy to file your claim for your convenience, so you will need to have all of your insurance information available for us when you arrive for your appointment. We are proficient in working with Medicare, Medicaid, and most commercial insurance plans; however, you are ultimately responsible for managing your account balance. If necessary, we will work with you to arrange an agreed upon financial plan.
Colon cancer is the second most common type of cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States.
Colon cancer is also the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the US. Colonoscopy can prevent colon cancer by removing colon polyps, which are early abnormal growths of the lining of the colon that have the potential to slowly become colon cancer. Colonoscopy can also hopefully find cancer when it is early, which allows more treatment options including possibly curative surgery.
At this time, recommendations are for all men and women to complete their first colonoscopy at age 45. There are reasons to complete this earlier than that, including some symptoms including rectal bleeding and family history of colon cancer or polyps.
The first colonoscopy can sometimes be covered 100% by preventive health insurance benefits. Many people worry about pain or discomfort during a colonoscopy, but our practices include IV sedation medicine that will make our patients completely comfortable and pain free during their procedure.
Please ask us about Colonoscopy!
Please contact us to ask about getting this very important colon cancer screening and prevention test set up for you or your family.
There are many indications for GI related Endoscopic procedures. Please see below for further detailed information.
Colonoscopy – During a colonoscopy, you will be 100% asleep through an IV medication, and the colon is closely evaluated with a camera. All men and women should undergo colonoscopy for colon cancer screening and prevention, starting at age 45, although if you have symptoms like weight loss or rectal bleeding you may need one earlier. Also, you may need a colonoscopy earlier or more frequently if you have close family members with colon cancer or colon polyps. There is no pain associated with this procedure.
Upper Endoscopy (EGD) – During an EGD, you will also be 100% asleep, and a small camera is used to evaluate your throat (esophagus), stomach, and the beginning of your small intestine. It is important to ask about or consider upper endoscopy if you have a low blood count (anemia), GERD (heartburn/acid reflux), difficulty swallowing, and some other indications. Please ensure you let us know if these conditions affect you.
Video Capsule Endoscopy – During this procedure, you are awake and swallow a pill with a camera inside, while wearing a special Bluetooth receiver monitor and belt. You go home wearing the equipment,and bring it back to the office at the end of the day and the captured images are converted into a video and reviewed. The capsule passes out of your body naturally. The two indications for this procedure are a low blood count (anemia) with low iron, and to evaluate for Crohn's disease if you have abdominal pain and diarrhea.
If you have questions about these procedures, or are wondering if one of these may be indicated for you, please click the button below to be directed to our contact page.
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