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Colonoscopy Ogden & Salt Lake City, UT

If You’re Over 50, It’s Time for a Colonoscopy

People put off doing certain things — cleaning out the garage, repainting the living room, washing the windows…and getting a colonoscopy. But a colonoscopy is probably the best single option for catching colorectal cancer before it becomes deadly. We perform colonoscopies at Ogden Gastro. Why colonoscopies are important Your regular doctor could recommend a colonoscopy […]


Hydrogen Breath Testing Ogden UT

Hydrogen Breath is Not from Bikini Atoll

In these days with all the stupid talk of nuclear war, when you see the word “hydrogen” you may instantly think of that poor little island in the Pacific, Bikini Atoll, where they tested all of those nuclear bombs, including the hydrogen bomb. At Ogden Gastro, we run hydrogen breath tests for far less sinister […]


Capsule Endoscopy Ogden UT

Go Ahead, Eat the Camera — Capsule Endoscopy

Whenever a big Great White Shark is caught and he is thought to have been behind an attack the fish’s stomach is cut open. All kinds of stuff usually comes out of the stomach, including a bunch of whole little fish that are still alive. Don’t you wonder what those fish would see, if they […]


Esophageal Dilatation Ogden UT

Opening a Narrow Esophagus

If you’ve had long-term problems with heartburn, this may have caused scarring in your esophagus. The frequent reflux of stomach acid is to blame. Now, the scar tissue has created a narrowed portion of your esophagus that can make it difficult for you to swallow. Food may feel as if it is “stuck” in the […]


Acute Pancreatitis Ogden UT

Pancreatitis

The pancreas is a long, flat gland that is behind the stomach in the upper abdomen. Its main job is to produce enzymes that aid in a person’s digestion and hormones that help regular blood sugar levels. Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. It can be acute or chronic. At Ogden Gastro, we help patients […]


Peptic Ulcer Disease Ogden UT

That Pepto Probably Won’t Help Your Ulcer

A peptic ulcer is a sore or lesion that develops in the lining of the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum. Not long ago, it was assumed that ulcers were caused by a person being stressed out or simply eating too many spicy foods. People would gulp down Pepto Bismol and Maalox to try and cure their […]


Ulcerative Colitis Ogden UT

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a disease that affects the colon and rectum. It causes irritation and inflammation and eventually leads to ulcers developing in the lining of the colon. Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease, but it is different from other bowel diseases such as Crohn’s or irritable bowel syndrome. At Ogden Gastro, […]


Crohn's Disease Ogden UT

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be confused with ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome, but Crohn’s disease is unique to itself. At Ogden Gastro, we can diagnose and treat your Crohn’s disease. What is Crohn’s Disease? The inflammation with Crohn’s disease is usually found in the small intestine (the ileum) […]


Celiac Disease Treatment Ogden UT

Dealing with Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an immune reaction to eating gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and triticale. Most people think of glutens with pasta, bread, pizza crust, and the like, but it is also in some medicines nd lipsticks. It is estimated that over two million Americans suffer from celiac disease. At […]


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Ogden, UT

Dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is thought to affect anywhere from 25 to 45 million Americans, mostly women from their late teens the to early 40s. The condition is a mix of belly discomfort or pain and bowel irregularities. While you would think IBS could be a precursor sign of problems such as colitis or color […]


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Ogden Gastro
4403 Harrison Blvd , #4410
Ogden UT 84403
(801) 387-2550

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4403 Harrison Blvd #4410, Ogden, UT 84403 (801) 387-2550