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Memorial Day Message And Tips On A Summer Digestive Issue!

May 28th, 2017|

Memorial Day 2017:  "We are the Land of the Free Because We are the Home of the Brave..." We interrupt our typical style of blogging gastroenterology topics to bring you best wishes for the great American holiday known as Memorial Day. We hope you will hold our wishes in your hearts long after [...]

Polyps: Petrifying or Petty Problems?

May 12th, 2017|

Polyps?!  What does it mean if your doctor finds polyps in your colon?  Sometimes, during a routine colonoscopy,  doctors and staff at DDC of Orlando discover colon polyps on the lining of the large intestine.  This results in some patients becoming unduly alarmed when we inform them.   These are small growths or tiny tumors lodged [...]

Diverticulum Diary: Harmless Pouch or Pocket Full of Trouble?

May 1st, 2017|

No one really knows exactly what causes a Diverticulum to form.  We do know a Diverticulum is generally defined as a pouch that forms on the large intestine adults.  If you have more than one of these pouches, you have Diverticula.  Thus, Diverticula refers to plural or several Diverticulum.  We blogged about them in our most recent article. [...]

Diverticulitis and Dinosaurs: Myths, Truths and Treatments!

April 24th, 2017|

Have you ever met a dinosaur named "Diverticulitis?"  Six year old Ashton came into the DCC Office.  He proudly introduced his new toy plastic dinosaur to one of our nurses as “Diverticulitis.”  He carefully pronounced every syllable. Brave dinosaur beat Diverticulitis! No one knows where he first heard the name of his this favorite [...]