According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Many people who develop colorectal cancer have no symptoms during the early stages of the disease, which is why it is often discovered when it is too late. Fortunately, a simple screening […]
Get to know Regional Gi’s gastroenterology specialists in this interview series with Lancaster’s premier GI doctors.
Dr. Sadiya Cheshty Dr. Sadiya Cheshty, Medical Director of the Women’s Digestive Health Center talks about the New Women’s Digestive Health Center and why it’s important for women to stay proactive when dealing with their health issues.
Dr. Sadiya Cheshty is the Gastroenterology Director at the Women’s Specialty Center. The center focuses on women’s health. The Women’s Specialty Center provides just the right environment for women to discuss their health concerns. It is the only specialty center of its kind in the region, bringing personalized care in one beautiful, spa-like location. The […]
Heartburn is one of the most common digestive symptoms that a person can experience. One in five people have heartburn at least once a month. It is usually described as a burning pain that is located behind the breastbone and can move upward to the throat. Heartburn is one manifestation of GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux […]
Lately we’ve been hearing a lot about the importance of the gut flora and its impact on both disease and wellness. Each of us carries an estimated 100 trillion microorganisms in our intestines, a number that is roughly ten times higher than the number of human cells in our bodies. Scientific advances over the past few years […]
Roughly 3 million people currently suffer from Hepatitis C, a severe viral infection of the liver. If left untreated, sufferers are at risk for Cirrhosis or even cancer. However, new medicinal treatments allow patients to effectively combat this severe liver inflammation. “Now, we can prescribe a pill a day for twelve weeks with almost no […]
Dr. Mehul J. Lalani specializes in Gastroenterology ; conditions and diseases relative to the digestive system. In this months Interview with a Doctor, Dr. Lalani explains why he became a physician and why he chose gastroenterology as his specialty. Why did you enter medicine? “I always wanted to practice in a profession which would contribute something worthwhile […]
Dale Whitebloom D.O. Dr. Whitebloom is a physician, managing partner, and president at Regional Gi with a special interest in Hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, and disorders of the esophagus. Dr. Whitebloom reflects on how scientific curiosity, patient-centered care, and the quality of the Regional Gi practice inspires him in his work. Why did […]
Richard J. Elkin D.O. Dr. Elkin is a physician and founding partner at Regional Gi with a special area of interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. A physician for 29 years, Dr. Elkin explains why he entered medicine, why he enjoys working at Regional Gi and a few little known facts about the man behind the scope. […]
Dr. Christopher Shih is not only a board certified gastroenterologist at Regional Gi, he is a lecturer and award winning pianist who has performed the world over. Described as “an intelligent and thoughtful musician with effortless performances and consummate control,” by The New York Times, Dr. Shih is the winner of the Sixth Sixth Van […]