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Strategies to Cope with and Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

2018-11-29T11:46:54+00:00 December 10th, 2018|

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. What’s more, it is somewhat of a mystery because clear signs of it are almost never seen on diagnostic tests, and its symptoms can often be confused with other inflammatory bowel illnesses. IBS impacts between 10–15% of the global population and 45 [...]

Can You Get a Free Colonoscopy?

2018-11-14T08:47:13+00:00 November 11th, 2018|

Colorectal cancer remains the fourth most common type of cancer in the U.S. With that said, is there ever an instance where you can get a free colonoscopy? With 9 out of 10 colorectal cancer diagnoses impacting people over the age of forty, colonoscopy screenings are often prescribed by physicians to patients in that age [...]

National Acclaim for Digestive Disease Consultants Outpatient Surgery Center

2018-10-25T15:27:56+00:00 October 25th, 2018|

For more than 15 years, the doctors at Digestive Disease Consultants have worked alongside the Palm Endoscopy Center of Altamonte Springs to perform more than 100,000 life-saving procedures. The ambulatory surgery center, located in the same building, is a nationally-recognized, gastrointestinal-focused (GI), outpatient ambulatory surgery center. In 2018, the Palm Endoscopy Center achieved an [...]

Best Wishes to Dr. Straker in His Retirement

2018-06-29T14:06:40+00:00 June 29th, 2018|

Richard J. Straker, M.D. has been practicing internal medicine and gastroenterology for more than 36 years. Now, as he moves on to his next adventure, we wish him the best in his retirement. Dr. Straker will be missed in our offices! Read below for Dr. Straker’s personal letter to patients: Dear Patients, After 36 [...]