We recently celebrated some major retirement milestones. June, our clinic manager, retired after working at RGA for 30 years. And Doreen, a scheduler, just retired after working at RGA for 26 years. Thanks to both of them and we wish them the best in retirement! ... See moreSee less
May is Celiac Awareness Month. Celiac affects the lining of the small intestine and is a genetic disorder that can be passed from parent to child. Gluten, which is found in wheat and all wheat products, barley, rye and some oats, severely damages structures that help absorb nutrients in the small intestine. That can lead to symptoms such as abdominal pain, weight loss, anemia, fatigue and skin rashes. Celiac disease is said to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Read more about it on our website. ... See moreSee less
According to the American Gastroenterological Association, about half of people have diverticulosis by age 50. This condition involves small pockets or sacs forming along the colon wall. When these pockets become infected or swollen, the diagnosis then becomes diverticulitis. Learn more about these conditions and common symptoms - including stomach cramping - in our latest blog post. ... See moreSee less
Our endoscopy unit is recognized for being at the forefront of patient care and safety by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). It’s an honor we have proudly held since 2009, when the Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program (EURP) started.
The endoscopy center is where our physicians perform GI procedures, and the recognition process looks at several quality and safety factors, including the quality of preparation during a colonoscopy. Many of our providers belong to the ASGE and participate in continuing education and journal reviews to improve care for our patients.
We remain the only ASGE-recognized center between the greater Chicago suburbs and Madison. For a list of all recognized EURP units by state, click here: tinyurl.com/y2ebvo7g... See moreSee less
RGA's Dr. Joseph Vicari and Dr. Sumeet Tewani are heading to Digestive Disease Week® (DDW®), which is the world's leading educational forum within the gastroenterology, hepatology, GI endoscopy, GI surgery and related fields. Dr. Vicari is co-moderating four sessions, which involves him introducing speakers, directing questions and leading discussions. The topics cover polyp resection, and GI practice management and training. ... See moreSee less
It's National Women's Health Week, a national drive that encourages women to prioritize their health. Digestive health conditions such as celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be diagnosed more often in women, so it's important to listen to your body and talk to your doctor about any concerns or health changes. #FindYourHealth #NWHW
Dr. George Tannous joined the RGA team in 2014, bringing with him an interest and specialized training in neurogastroenterology, which studies how the brain and the gut interact with each other.
He hails from Cleveland and is passionate about the complex nature of helping patients manage and live with digestive health conditions. Learn more about him in this month's provider profile. ... See moreSee less