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Written by Susan Bender   
Monday, 15 August 2011 15:54

Attaluri, Heartland Center for Motility offer advanced GI treatment for the Quad Cities and surrounding areas 

Advanced GI Motility expertise and testing that was previously only available in large, teaching institutions is now available in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas. That’s because Gastroenterology Consultants has opened the Heartland Center for Motility that enjoys the expertise and experience of Dr. Ashok Attaluri.

Dr. Attaluri joined the practice in July after several years of honing his training in the specialty at the University of Iowa. The highly published and educated expert in the arena of GI and Motility has now brought that expertise and knowledge to the Quad Cities.

About 20-30% of the U.S. population suffers from one or more of these Functional GI disorders:

Heartburn: Acid Reflux, Non-Acid reflux,  Dysphasia (difficulty swallowing), Non-Cardiac Chest pain, Gastroparesis (abnormal stomach emptying), Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, diarrhea, Fecal incontinence, Abdominal pain, bloating, gas, fullness, etc.

Often these conditions are the result of an acute GI problem that can be diagnosed and treated by a gastroenterologist using traditional methods such as colonoscopy, upper endoscopy and related tests. However, more often than you may think, the problem can be more complex and related to a much deeper issue such as:

  • Abnormal Motility:  Abnormality in the activity of the GI tract
  • Abnormal Sensation: Sensitivity in the nerves of the GI tract that can cause pain and discomfort
  • Brain-Gut Dysfunction: Disharmony in the way the brain and the GI system communicate

When one or more of these areas are not functioning correctly, patients need advanced testing and expertise.


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