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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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Do E-Cigarettes Pose a Threat for Colon Cancer Risk? 7/24/2014 : A recent laboratory study, led by UCLA professor Dr. Steven M. Dubinett, found that the nicotine-laced vapor from electronic cigarettes promoted the development of cancer in human lung cells, similar to the way that tobacco smoke does.  
Pros and Cons of Buying Organic Food 7/17/2014 : In terms of nutrition, there is little difference between organic food and regular food. The primary health concern lies in exposure to pesticide residues, hormones and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  
Zumba for Digestive Health 7/10/2014 : Zumba falls into the category of aerobic exercise, which is an integral part of keeping your digestive system healthy. Aerobic exercise promotes digestion by increasing blood flow to the organs and stimulating the muscles of the GI tract.  
Pros and Cons of Probiotic Supplements 7/2/2014 : Should you take a pill supplement, or choose foods that naturally contain probiotics? Each method has its own pros and cons, so here are some things to consider when deciding one works best for you.  

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