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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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New Nutrition Guidelines for Preventing Cancer 8/28/2014 : New research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition shows six dietary guidelines that can help lower the risk of cancer, and the overall recommendation is to build your meals around fruits, vegetables and legumes.  
New Study Outlines Ethnic Disparities in Colon Cancer Screening 8/21/2014 : Baker and Liss believe that financial barriers are partially responsible for screening disparities. Colonoscopies remain the most common method of colorectal cancer screening in the United States, and the procedure can be quite costly.  
Red Meat Linked to Breast Cancer 8/14/2014 : Using a statistical model, the researchers estimated that the women who ate the most red meat showed an increase of 6.8 cases of breast cancer for every 1,000 women over the course of 20 years.  
The Importance of Finding a Skilled Gastroenterologist 8/7/2014 : New research shows that choosing an experienced gastroenterologist with a proven track record in adenoma (polyp) detection could reduce your risk of developing colon cancer by nearly half.  

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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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