Providing expert care to patients has been the hallmark of Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates (AGA) for more than 35 years. Long considered the premier gastroenterology practice in the southeast, the practice has grown to meet the needs of our patients and now has three offices in Gwinnett County: Lawrenceville, Snellville and Duluth.
AGA”s Board Certified gastroenterologists in these offices offer the knowledge and experience valued by patients who are suffering from digestive problems or liver disease. Our physicians evaluate and treat a wide range of common and complex disorders, including acid reflux, Barrett”s esophagus, constipation and diarrhea, Crohn”s disease, liver disease and hepatitis, intestinal polyps, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers and ulcerative colitis. Additionally, many of our physicians are trained in the pain-free removal of hemorrhoids using a banding procedure that can be performed right in the office.
Colon Cancer Screenings #
One of the most important procedures our physicians perform is a screening colonoscopy. As the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, colon cancer will claim more than 49,000 lives this year alone. But it is also one of the few cancers that, when detected in its early stages, is highly preventable through a screening colonoscopy.
Following the American Cancer Society”s guidelines, our Board Certified physicians recommend screening colonoscopies for every adult beginning at age 50, and for African Americans, at age 45. For those with a family history of colon cancer, or other risk factors, screening could start at a younger age.
While there is evidence that more people are getting screened than in previous years, only about half of those ages 50 or older are being tested. The test itself is performed under light sedation, usually takes less than 30 minutes, and is the single best method for detecting colon cancer in its early stages and for removing pre-cancerous polyps.
The physicians at Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates encourage you to take charge of your health by making an appointment for a screening colonoscopy. Talk to your primary care physician for a referral or call one of our offices at the numbers below.
Our Physicians in Gwinnett County:
Olaitan A. Adeniji, M.D.
Srini R. Ayinala, M.D.
David Brandenburg, M.D.
Susan G. Coe, M.D.
Alice O. Johnson, M.D.
Kerry H. King, M.D.
Russell H. Kramer, M.D.
Sanjay R. Parikh, M.D.
Jyotsna Talapaneni, M.D.
Lawrenceville, Snellville, Duluth
For appointments in Lawrenceville and Duluth: 770.822.5560
For appointments in Snellville:# 770.972.4780