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With 18 gastroenterologists and two pathologists on staff, GI Associates is the largest gastroenterology group in Mississippi and one of the largest in the Southeast. What this means for you, our patient, is that you will receive the highest level of care from physicians with years of experience and training.

Our specialty includes all GI-related issues, such as colon screenings; gall bladder, kidney, and liver issues; food sensitivities and allergies; pediatric GI problems; and even nutrition. GI Associates is a better choice than a hospital-based clinic, because it is a lower-cost option and you will typically get in and out of our facility much more quickly. Let GI Associates help you and your child feel your best.

GI Associates and Endoscopy Center

GI Associates offers comprehensive care for all gastroenterology issues. These are some of the conditions we treat:

  • Colon screening
  • Diverticular disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Reflux issues
  • Hepatitis
  • IBD and IBS
  • Pancreatitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Peptic Ulcers

GI Peds

Digestive, liver, or nutritional problems for children can be very different from those seen in adults. Our pediatric gastroenterologists have the education and training needed to treat a child's unique issues. Come to GI Peds if your child is suffering from:

  • Reflux
  • Constipation
  • Encopresis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Dyspepsia

GI Nutrition

Many digestive and GI issues are affected by diet. Because nutrition plays such an important role in the treatment of many gastrointestinal problems, GI Associates offers a Nutrition Center to help our patients get the most out of their medical treatment with lifestyle and diet changes. Ask your doctor to refer you to us if you are dealing with one of the following conditions:

  • Celiac disease
  • Diabetes
  • Weight management
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Allergies or food intolerance

Tips from GI Associates

  • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US despite being one of the most preventable with screening of at-risk groups.
  • Early diagnosis of colorectal cancer is crucial, as survival is directly related to the stage of the disease. Get screened today.

  • Do you know any of the risk factors for developing colon cancer? Family history significantly increases your risk of developing colon polyps and colon cancer.

  • The best treatment for constipation is prevention through plenty of liquids, exercise, fiber in your diet, and stress managment.

  • Some gastrointestinal problems get better when a high-fiber, low-fat diet plan is followed, so this may be an important part of treatment for your particular condition.

  • Some lifestyle changes that may help reduce reflux are eating smaller, more frequent meals, not wearing tight, restrictive clothing, and avoiding excess body weight.

  • IBD is a term that refers to several diseases, but all of those are categorized as one of two major forms: ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (or IBD) may develop at any age, but most commonly appears during young adult years, in the 20's and 30's.

  • Lactose intolerance is simply the inability to digest lactose, which is a complex, natural sugar found in milk and milk products.

  • Peptic ulcer disease means that ulcers are present in the lining of the GI tract. There are three major types of ulcers: Esophageal, Gastric, and Duodenal.

  • Give yourself a gift when you turn 50 years old. Get screened for colon cancer. It is easier and less painful that you may think.

  • Have you ever been treated for Hepatitis C without success? See your doctor. There are new treatments and clinical trials that may be of benefit to you.

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