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