Busting Constipation Myths with a Real Dose of Science! | August 23rd, 2018

When a country has 42 million people complaining about constipation, you would definitely call it a social problem. However, every blog or article you see on the internet gets less and less interesting and look more like rewrites than bringing any value to the reader. It’s mostly just increase fiber intake, drink more water, exercise Read More…

Know the 4 Benefits of Papaya that help Keep Your GI Tract Healthy! | August 18th, 2018

The papaya is a tropical food that is eaten and revered all over the world as one of the best things for your gastrointestinal tract. But why? What makes the papaya such a good fruit? If you are interested to find these answers, then this blog is going to be your guide. Originating from Central Read More…

How to Maintain your Diet after a Cholecystectomy? | August 14th, 2018

Cholecystectomy is the removal of the gallbladder due to gall stones and is the 8th most common operative procedure in the United States. The procedure is not very complicated and is often carried out through laparoscopy, but patients might face some discomfort later. In this blog, we are going to let you in on how Read More…

Cologuard Technology



Testing for colon cancer just got easier. If you don’t already know, Cologuard is a new competing technology for colon cancer screening that is simple and ease of use. It involves no prep, no sedation, and most importantly, its effective. What exactly is Cologuard? Cologuard is a cancer detection test. Specifically, it tests for genetic Read More…

Vernon Receives Recognition – North Carolina Gastroenterologist



The practice of Kurt Vernon, MD, The GI Guy, is proud to announce that we have received a ‘Tier 1 Designation”, a high quality recognition from one of the nation’s largest health insurers – Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC.  BCBSNC Tiered Network utilizes administrative claims data to identify high quality, low cost providers and Read More…

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