Tag Archives: Digestive Health Institute

Avoid Pain from Pancreatitis

This blog was contributed by Dr. Brian Sullivan of Gastroenterology Associates of Tidewater and the Bon Secours Digestive Health Institute. Pancreatitis is painful inflammation of your pancreas, a flat gland behind your stomach that produces digestive enzymes. You may experience upper abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting with pancreatitis that is more severe after eating. Curing […]

Inflammation from Celiac Disease May Lead to Heart Problems

People who have celiac disease may face double the risk of coronary artery disease compared with the general population, according to new research. The study, the first to examine the association between celiac disease and coronary artery disease, adds to the evolving understanding of how systemic inflammation and autoimmune processes might influence how cardiovascular disease […]

Advanced Treatment Gives Patients Control Over Incontinence

A new procedure, available at the Bon Secours Digestive Health Institute,  is giving hope to patients with incontinence, helping them take back control of their lives and stop worrying about where the nearest bathroom is located. Sacral nerve stimulation helps patients better control the muscles in their pelvic floor that control bowel and bladder movements. […]

Register for the Bon Secours 5K for Colon Cancer and 1-Mile Fun Walk

Bon Secours Hampton Roads, in recognition of colon cancer awareness   month, invites you to participate in the fourth annual Bon Secours 5K for Colon Cancer presented by TowneBank and 1-Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, April 5, 2013. Proceeds will be donated to the Bon Secours Maryview Foundation Cancer Fund to provide care for colon […]