Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and oats. Gluten acts like a “glue” to hold food together. Most people can eat foods with gluten without any problems. However, for some, gluten can cause injury to the cells of the bowel wall (small intestine) which leads to incomplete digestion and malabsorption of nutrients.
We think all of our doctors at RGA are great! Two of our doctors have been selected as Richmond Magazine’s “Top Doc” winners for 2017. Congratulations to Dr. Howard Haverty and also Dr. Bimaljit Sandhu who won in the Gastroenterology category.
Colon and rectal (colorectal) cancers are the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. With proper screening, colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable diseases. Click here to learn how a screening colonoscopy can prevent cancer.
Schedule Your ColonoscopyColon cancer incidence rates have dropped 30% in the U.S. in the last 10 years among adults 50 and older due to the widespread uptake of colonoscopy.
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