When you're looking for the highest quality in prevention and treatment of digestive diseases, trust the professionals here at Southland Gastroenterology Medical Group Inc. We are a group of leaders in the field of gastroenterology who offer caring and compassionate medical services. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing each patient with unsurpassed levels of service and value in addition to delivering exceptional, responsible, and innovative care. Call today to schedule an appointment with our physicians. Our team of professionals here at Southland Gastroenterology Medical Group Inc provides top-of-the-line care for all your major gastrointestinal organs. These include the esophagus, the stomach, and the duodenum. Early detection is important, and a colonoscopy is the best technology for screening for cancers in the GI tract and other areas in the body. Let our physicians provide you with the right treatments and procedures for your overall health and mental well-being. Capsule endoscopy is many times referred to as the "pill cam." This is a procedure used to diagnose digestive diseases and cancer by examining the three portions of your small intestine. It does this by using a tiny camera the size of a large vitamin pill. The patient swallows the camera and it travels through the body. It then records images. These images are sent to a data recorder worn on the physician's waist belt. Did you know that 1 in every 20 adult Americans will develop colon cancer in his or her lifetime? Early detection and the removal of all colon polyps is the best method for fighting this condition. The most effective way to detect and treat this cancer is with a colonoscopy. Today, this procedure is considered safe, simple, and extremely effective.If you have had polyps, colitis, or colon cancer in the past, a colonoscopy is also an effective tool for monitoring patients to ensure the cancer doesn't grow back.