Memorial Healthcare is proud to have one of the best equipped digital Gastroenterology Centers in the country.  This state-of-the-art equipment helps Memorial experts find and treat digestive problems much sooner – even the smallest or “flat” colon polyps are visible with Memorial’s equipment. 

Our Gastroenterology Center is one of 8 recognized by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for High quality patient care and infection control and our patient satisfaction scores have averaged over 90% for the past two years.

 

Hepatitis Treatment Services

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections which can lead to Liver Cancer. Millions of Americans are living with Chronic Viral Hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected.

Getting tested for Hepatitis B and C requires a blood test called Hepatitis B and C Antibodies. This is used to find out if someone has ever been infected with Hepatitis B or C. Antibodies are chemicals that are released in the bloodstream when someone becomes infected.

The only way to know if you have Hepatitis B or C is to get tested. Early detection can save lives! Hepatitis testing should be performed by your family medicine provider. If a positive diagnosis is determined, Memorial Healthcare is pleased to announce hepatitis treatment services are now available, with a physician’s referral, at the Memorial Gastroenterology Center in Owosso. Based on recommendations of the Gastroenterologist, treatment may be initiated.

Who Should be Tested? – Hepatitis B

  • Anyone having a sexual contact with an infected person
  • Anyone having multiple sex partners
  • Anyone having a sexually transmitted disease
  • Men who have sexual encounters with other men
  • Anyone who has injected drugs or shared needles
  • Anyone who lives with a person who has Hepatitis B
  • Anyone on Hemodialysis
  • Anyone exposed to blood on the job
  • Anyone born to a mother with Hepatitis B
  • Anyone who is of Middle Eastern descent or Asian descent or those who have traveled to those countries

Who Should be Tested? – Hepatitis C

  • Anyone who has injected drugs, even just once or many years ago
  • Anyone with certain medical conditions, such as chronic liver disease, HIV and AIDS
  • Anyone who has received donated blood or organs before 1992
  • Anyone born from 1945 through 1965
  • Anyone with abnormal liver tests or liver disease
  • Health and safety workers who have been exposed to blood on the job through a needle-stick or injury with a sharp object
  • Anyone on Hemodialysis
  • Anyone born to a mother with Hepatitis C