Patient Resources

Patient Education

Penn State Gastroenterology & Hepatology offers the following links to enhance your web experience and knowledge of conditions and treatments of the digestive system and liver.

 CELIAC DISEASE:

Celiac Sprue Association

Celiac Disease Foundation

 COLON CANCER SCREENING: 

http://www.screen4coloncancer.org/

 COLONOSCOPY:

Understanding bowel preparation for colonoscopy  

Understanding colonoscopy 

Video (what to expect from a colonoscopy)

 CROHN'S DISEASE:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America 

 ESOPHAGEAL DISORDERS:  

Barrett's esophagus  

Heartburn/GERD 

Understanding upper endoscopy (EGD)

Video (what to expect from an upper endoscopy)

 HEPATITIS C:

http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/patient/index.asp

 IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME / FUNCTIONAL GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS:

http://www.medicinenet.com/irritable_bowel_syndrome/article.htm

 ULCERATIVE COLITIS:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America  

Penn State Hershey Medical Center Departments & Clinical Services

Podcast - The importance of colorectal cancer screenings

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, yet it is curable when detected early. In this edition of Sound Health, Dr. Thomas McGarrity, chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, talks about risk factors for colorectal cancer as well as screening techniques.