The Gastroenterology Center of Connecticut specializes in treating patients with GI and liver diseases. Our patients come to us from several sources: some call us directly if they are experiencing symptoms of gastrointestinal distress; some are referred to us by their primary care providers; some are referred to us for subspecialty consultation by their primary gastroenterologist and others come for follow up to care they've received from one of our physicians at Yale-New Haven Hospital, YNHH Saint Raphael Campus, and Milford Hospital.
Several of our physicians subspecialize in managing the care of patients with complex diagnoses, such as IBD, Crohn's, celiac disease, and hepatitis. These chronic diseases often disrupt patients' day-to-day lives: they have debilitating symptoms, require frequent office visits, and have complicated treatments. For that reason, we set aside dedicated office hours for these patients:
- In our Liver Center, we see patients with all liver diseases, including Hepatitis C.
- In our Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, we see patients with all IBD issues, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
- In our Celiac Center, we see patients with an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine (gluten allergy).
If you are referred to us because of a complex diagnosis or are seeking a second opinion about one of these diseases, please let us know when you schedule an appointment.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests
Gastroenterology Center of Connecticut is committed to the fight against colon cancer, and we encourage you to schedule an appointment to discuss appropriate screening measures.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "regular screening, beginning at age 50, is the key to preventing colon cancer." All patients over fifty should have a screening test at least every ten years, and patients with certain risk factors (such as a family history of polyps or colon cancer) should begin screening at an earlier age and continue at more frequent intervals.
For more information about colorectal cancer screening and prevention, click here.