University Physician Associates offers gastroenterology services in Gilmer

Monday, April 24, 2006

University Physician Associates has begun offering gastroenterology services in Gilmer. UPA is a physician practice associated with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

“Residents of Gilmer and the surrounding area will now have convenient access to specialty gastroenterological services. Offering these services in Gilmer helps UT Health Science Center achieve its mission of providing excellent patient care and community health,” said Jason Rounds, administrative director of UPA.

A board-certified UPA gastroenterologist is available to see patients from 8:30 a.m. to noon each Wednesday at 711 N. Titus in Gilmer. Gastroenterologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive system, such as hepatitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and colon or rectal cancer.
Procedures available in Gilmer include colonoscopy with polyp removal, upper endoscopy, and outpatient consultation services.

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. But screening people when they turn 50 has led to early detection of colon cancer and reduced the incidence of this disease. To be screened for colon cancer or for esophageal cancer or other gastrointestinal ailments, please contact your primary care physician, who can refer you for treatment. UTHSCT also offers cardiology services in Gilmer.

For more information or to make an appointment, call (903) 877-5122.

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