Category: Central Florida


September 20th, 2016 by Travis Guiley

Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) has many causes. A common type of gastritis, called chronic gastritis, is usually caused by Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that can live in the protective mucus layer of the stomach. H. pylori is responsible for more than 90 percent of the duodenal ulcers and up to 80 percent of […]

The American Cancer Society estimates that over 104,000 cases of colon cancer and 40,000 cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women and is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United […]

Crohn’s disease is an ongoing disorder that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s disease can affect any area of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus, but most commonly affects the lower part of the small intestine, i.e., the ileum.The cause of the disease is unknown, but there are genetic links in […]

Chlamydia & Gonorrhea: More than 4 million Americans contract these diseases annually. Are you at risk? Risk Factors: Engaging in unsafe sex Having sex with multiple partners Having sex with someone who has multiple partners Having a history of sexually transmitted infections Minimize your risk by: Using condoms or diaphragms during sexual intercourse Forming a […]

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlargement of the tissue within the prostate gland. Benign means noncancerous, and hyperplasia means excessive growth of tissue. By age 40 to 45, your prostate gland enlarges normally as benign tumors develop inside. It is not known what causes these growths, but they may be related to hormonal changes […]

Polyps are abnormal growths rising from the lining of the large intestine (colon) that protrude into the intestinal canal (lumen). Most polyps are benign (noncancerous) and cause no symptoms. Most benign polyps are classified as one of two types: adenomatous (adenomas) and hyperplastic. Adenomatous polyps (adenomas) of the colon and rectum are benign (noncancerous) growths, […]

Background Information Gastroesophageal reflux is a clinical condition, in which contents normally found within the stomach regurgitate, i.e., reflux back into the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. Symptoms associated with reflux include heartburn, chest pain, and/or regurgitation of acid. Almost all adults reflux at one time or another, often after […]

Pathology is the study of disease. Anatomic pathology involves evaluating tissues (surgical pathology) and cells (cytopathology) through variable magnifications using a microscope. In surgical pathology, the goal of such microscopic evaluations is to make a definitive diagnosis of a patient’s disease. Virtually all tissues removed from patients during surgery are examined under the microscope by […]

AmeriPath has an integrated team of pathologists, scientists, laboratory technicians and business people bound together by a common vision: providing the industry’s highest quality sub-specialized pathology service. As the nations’ leader in pathology services, we provide our clinician partners with the diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic information they need to provide you optimal patient care. Below […]

Although AmeriPath offers a variety of disease specific information and resources, additional information can be found through a variety of national organizations who specialize in education, support and research of these diseases. Information on these groups including contact information and website addresses can be found below. GI Support Hematology/Oncology Support Urology Support Women’s Health Support […]