Gastroenterology Associates

Citrus County's leading Gastroenterology Practice, Gastroenterology Associates is an integrated grou

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Our office will be closed Thursday September 29th and Friday September 30th due to Hurricane Ian. We will resume normal hours on Monday October 3rd.

We hope everyone stays safe!

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 07/20/2022

Celebrated our staff yesterday with a beautiful dinner! Thank you to all of our staff for the dedication and commitment to our patients. Also a huge thank you to Katch Twenty-Two for such a wonderful night, from the food to the service you all made our night!


Our office will be closed, Monday May 30th in observation of Memorial Day. We will re-open Tuesday May 31st. We hope everyone has a safe and blessed Memorial Day Weekend!


Happy Mothers Day to all of the wonderful women in our lives!


If you had hair like this or dated someone with hair like this, you're due for your Colonoscopy!!

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States, yet it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it’s one of the few cancers that is preventable through screening. Visit for more information!


“Here’s to strong women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” –Unknown




Our office will be closed Friday December 31st. We hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year! Here is to 2022! 🍾✨

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 12/23/2021

So blessed to be able to spend our day with our work family to celebrate the holidays. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from our Gastroenterology Associates family to yours!

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 12/02/2021

Always a pleasure to help out the Family Resource Center during the Holidays!


Our office will be closed Thursday November 25th and Friday November 26th in observance of the holiday. We will return to normal business hours on Monday November 29th.

From all of us here at Gastroenterology Associates we want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 11/16/2021

A couple of our doctors participated and sponsored "Golf 4 Guts" this past weekend! Thank you to all who made this wonderful event such a success!


“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 10/29/2021

Happy Halloween from our SPOOK-TACULAR staff! 🎃


"One of the worst days in America's history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans' history. We'll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice." - President George W. Bush

If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.

United We Stand and we will NEVER forget. 🇺🇸


Our office will be closed Monday September 6th in observance of Labor day. Have a fun and safe weekend!

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"We're wild about our patients!"🐆

Lightning fans electrified over second-straight year Stanley Cup win 07/08/2021

Lightning fans electrified over second-straight year Stanley Cup win

Tampa Bay Lightning are the Stanley Cup Champions, TWO years in a row!! ⚡️🏒

Lightning fans electrified over second-straight year Stanley Cup win Dick’s Sporting Goods to open early for fans.


Our office will be closed tomorrow July 7th 2021 due to Hurricane Elsa. We will return normal business hours on Thursday July 8th at 8 am. We hope everyone stays safe during this storm!


We hope everyone has a fun and safe fourth of July weekend!


From all of us here at Gastroenterology Associates, we want to wish you a Happy Father's Day!


"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it."
Let us all remember what this weekend is actually about. This weekend is about remembering those who have fought for our country and lost their lives doing so!
We hope everyone has a safe and Happy Memorial Day! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸


Here is to a great weekend! Cheers!🥤


It's the little things in life that make us smile... new directional signs!! Come check out our new building at Gastroenterology Associates!


From all of us here at Gastroenterology Associates, we want to wish you a Happy Mother's Day!


Well, another week has come and gone! Hope everyone has a great and safe weekend!


Happy Friday!

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 03/23/2021

Hope your week’s off to a great start!

With screening, colore**al cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. That’s why on-time screening is essential and lifesaving. Our team organized a grab and go lunch last week to raise awareness for **alcancer. Cancer hasn’t stopped during COVID, but the pandemic has created a new need and numerous challenges that are critical to address. With your support, we can end colore**al cancer in our lifetime. **alCancerAwarenessMonth Colore**al Cancer Alliance Trupti Shinde


☘️ Happy Saint Patrick's Day!


Q & A! Meet the doctors this Friday, March 19th from 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm at our Crystal River Location. **alCancerAwarenessMonth


Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women. The lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is approximately 1 in every 23 men and 1 in every 25 women. The American Cancer Society has estimated that in 2021 149,500 new colon cancer cases will be diagnosed and they project 52,980 deaths. Only 67.3 % of age-eligible Americans are up-to-date with Colo-re**al cancer (CRC) screening. Colon cancer does not discriminate, even with those who are known to be in the spotlight. Many famous people like Audrey Hepburn, Ronald Reagan, and Sharon Osborne have battled colon cancer.

2020 was a devastating year secondary to the COVID 19 pandemic. Not only did the pandemic lead to over half a million deaths in the united states on its own, but it also decreased the individual rate of colon cancer screening. Secondary to the COVID 19 national emergency, CRC screening dropped by 86%. It was documented that 95,000 colon cancer screenings were missed between March and June of 2020. The modeling studies are predicting that CRC screening deficit will lead to over 4,500 CRC deaths over the next decade.

CRC has also recently seen an increase in younger population. Due to the newly noted increase, the United States Preventive Services Task-Force recently submitted a recommendation to decrease the age of initial screening from 50 yrs to 45 yrs for average risk adults. In 2020 we also lost one of the greatest actors, Chadwick Boseman to colon cancer. Mr. Boseman was only 39yrs old when he was diagnosed with colon cancer and sadly he lost his 4-year battle to cancer last year at age 43. It’s
been estimated that 18,000 young adults under the age of 50yrs will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year with an increase of 49 cases diagnosed daily. A study has found that median time for re**al cancer diagnosis in young adults took 4 times longer. Symptoms such as re**al bleeding and constipation were ignored in younger populations and many times are attributed to minor problems like hemorrhoids without undergoing further evaluation.

Although it is commonly known that those who have a prior history of colon polyps should undergo regular colonoscopy for screening purposes due to increased risk, other populations are also noted to have a higher risk. There is an increased risk in the African American population of developing colon cancer and it’s recommended that they start CRC screening at age 45. Individuals with a first-degree relative with a history of colon cancer are also at significantly higher risk and are advised to undergo early screening.

So what can we do to prevent colon cancer? Definitely, timely screening plays an important role. Some studies have suggested that high quantities of red meat consumption and frequent alcohol use leads to colon polyps and cancer. Red and processed meats contain high levels of sulfur. Gut bacteria metabolize the sulfur and this leads to the formation of hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide has been shown to damage gut lining DNA and promote inflammation. 1-2 alcoholic drinks a day can increase colon cancer risk by 8-10%. More than 4 drinks can increase to 50%. To***co use also has dose-dependent increased risk of CRC.

Colore**al cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the United States. SCREENING SAVES LIVES! March is the **alCancerAwareness month, lets spread the information throughout our communities, and help save lives together! Prevention is better than a cure!!

By Dr. Trupti Shinde
Dr. Shinde is a Gastroenterologist with Gastroenterology Associates.
For more information, you can reach Dr. Shinde at 352-563-2450


Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 03/05/2021

As healthcare professionals, we are showing our support for **alCancerAwarenessMonth by taking part in to raise awareness and end this disease in our lifetime.

Help us reduce the number of those impacted by this disease, by taking the pledge to at
. Colore**al Cancer Alliance

Gastroenterology Associates updated their business hours. 03/05/2021

Gastroenterology Associates updated their business hours.

Gastroenterology Associates updated their business hours.


Preventable - Beatable - Treatable.

March is **alCancerAwarenessMonth. Regular screening, beginning at age 50, is the key to preventing colore**al cancer (cancer of the colon or re**um). Spread the word! Save lives💙

**alCancerAwarenessMonth **alCancer Colore**al Cancer Alliance

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 02/26/2021

We are ready! Are you?
March is Colore**al Cancer Awareness Month. Share this and schedule a colonoscopy today!

Saving Lives with Stop Colon Cancer Now


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What Is the Pegan Diet? Learn everything you need to know about the Pegan Diet at Chronicle Healthy Living Show this Saturday, February 27. Our expert team of doctors will be there to answer all your questions. See you all there!
Citrus County Chronicle


Happy Weekend! We hope it’s all booked😉 📚 What books are you’re currently reading? Tell us in comments below👇🏼

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