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Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates

Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates is a single specialty gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) practice serving the New Orleans area that includes 21 physicians with three office locations. These physicians, along with three additional local gastroenterologists, comprise the medical staff of its three affiliated endoscopy centers – MGA Gastrointestinal Diagnostic & Therapeutic Centers. Our Board Certified doctors are experts in all aspects of their specialties, including colon cancer screening procedures, treatment of GERD, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and treatment of diseases of the liver and pancreas. Our centers have received the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy’s Certificate of Recognition of Quality in Endoscopy.

If you’re looking for advanced, comprehensive GI patient care, contact your primary care physician for referral to us or call us to inquire about an appointment.

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Study Finds Association between IBD Activity and Severity of Depression 2/26/2015 : An estimated 1.6 million Americans suffer from IBD, and many of them experience anxiety or depression as a result of their condition. In fact, one study found that IBD patients are twice as likely to suffer depression.  
Strep Bacteria Could Be Used to Treat Colon Cancer 2/19/2015 : Dr. John McCormick of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and his colleagues engineered a streptococcal bacterial toxin to attach itself to tumor cells, forcing the immune system to recognize and attack the cancer.  
Talk to a Loved One about Colon Cancer 2/12/2015 : But when you consider that colon cancer is the second deadliest form of cancer in the United States despite being one of the most preventable and treatable cancers, the importance of these discussions becomes obvious.  
African Americans Need Earlier Colon Screenings 2/5/2015 : This annual observance is a time to honor and celebrate the contributions of African Americans throughout our nation’s history. And when it comes to health care, this means drawing awareness to the need for early colon cancer screening.  

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Nearly 75 percent of colon cancer cases have no prior family history and most have no symptoms.
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