CDH is pleased to announce to it’s patients the introduction to our practice of FIBROSCAN. This simple, non-invasive test requires no preparation, sedation, or IV placement and therefore allows the patient to drive to and from our Mills office to have the test without a driver necessary.
Fibroscan is the first FDA cleared state- of- the art device providing a technology that in a simple 10 minute painless evaluation, gives a more accurate assessment of the severity (or lack thereof) of liver disease. This prevents the need of a liver biopsy in more than 90% of patients. It is an excellent tool for the evaluation and determination of the severity of disease states such as fatty liver, chronic viral hepatitis and other chronic liver diseases.
How is it done?….Patients must be fasting for 3 hours or more prior to the scan. They arrive and the exam is performed over a 5-10 minute period of time, during which the patient will lie on one of our exam tables with their right arm raised over their head. The operator then places a water based gel to the skin over the liver and a probe is gently pressed against the skin. The probe feeds data to a computer providing an immediate result. Your physician is given the report generated, analyzes the results and provides you and your referring physician the result. Is it simple to complete and insurance coverage is provided by most plans.
FIBROSCAN….cutting edge technology, as CDH continues to be at the forefront of GI care delivery in Central Florida.
Center for Digestive Health & Endoscopy will be sponsoring and participating in the annual Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Take Steps event on Sat. April 27th at 9:30am.
We are excited to share that the walk will be moving to UCF’s campus in the Memory Mall field area directly in front of the CFE Arena. We would love to invite not only staff but our patient families to join and/or support our team’s efforts as we fight to find a cure for these chronic diseases that are affecting over 3.1 million Americans. Please visit our team’s page to join our team’s fundraising efforts or to simply make a donation of support.
http://online.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/goto/CenterforDigestiveHealth2019. If you have questions, or want to form your own family or company team, please contact our Foundation partner – Laura Kraubetz at 646.203.1214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To my patients:
This letter is to inform you of my decision to retire from the Center for Digestive Health effective December 1st, 2018. All of my children and grandchildren are living in North Carolina and it is time for them to see more of me. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for entrusting me for so many years with your health care. I have developed relationships with you of caring and respect that I will value always. With each step of our journey together, I have tried to the best of my abilities to provide you the highest quality care. Equally important to me are the personal relationships that we have established together. You have blessed me with a deeply satisfying career. I sincerely wish you good health in the future.
I am honored to have been a member of an outstanding group of physicians at the Center for Digestive Health, where all of us are committed to excellence. I would be pleased to help each of you with the transition to the other physicians at Center for Digestive Health. Please note that all of your medical records are stored electronically and are available to you and the other Center for Digestive Health physicians.
If you have any questions, please reach out to me or my office manager, Carmela Brown at 407-241-3248. It has been my privilege to be your physician. God bless you and your families.
William Ruderman MD
For WFTV anchor Jorge Estevez, colon health is the fear that runs in the family.
“My paternal grandmother died from colon cancer,” Estevez said. “My mother has a history of polyps. She gets several removed each year for the past 20 years.”
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The Center for Digestive Health was featured in Orlando Family Magazine. The article shared the story of one of the Center’s patients: Beth, a young girl suffering from Crohn’s disease. Beth talks about her experience with the Center for Digestive Heath and how our physicians have changed her life forever. For more information about Crohn’s disease and about the Center for Digestive Health, please click here or on the Orlando Family Magazine logo.
The Center for Digestive Heath has been featured on Orlando Magazine‘s “Finest Doctors” list. The article tells the story of the Center’s founding in 1982 and how it has grown to a five physician practice with six offices and a state-of-the art surgical center. To read the full article and learn more about the Center’s services, please click here or on the magazine cover.
Doctor Samuel Giday from the Center for Digestive Health & Endoscopy was interviewed on Fox 35 T.V. News, “Good Day” to talk about the campaign. Please click here to read more.
April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month and the Center for Digestive Health’s Dr. Ruderman discusses Esophageal Cancer with Lauren Rowe on FlashPOINT. Please click here to watch the video and learn more about Acid Reflux and Esophageal Cancer.
The Center for Digestive Health was featured in a Central Florida Lifestyle article, “Saving Lives Through Awareness.” This informative spread shared ways that colon cancer can be prevented, and why frequent screenings are so important. To view the entire article please click here or on the cover below.