Patient stories about gastroenterology

September 7, 2017

Precancerous Lesion on Pancreas Removed Without Surgery

Katrina Dupins

Sept. 7, 2017 | “I never had any symptoms. That, to me, is the scariest part about it.” Ermer “E.O.” Huddleston, 80, wasn’t expecting anything abnormal when he went to his Conway gastroenterologist for an endoscopy, where a tube with a camera and light is inserted in the throat to look at the digestive tract….

July 18, 2017

Doctor Rids NLR Man of Barrett’s Disease

Katrina Dupins

July 18, 2017 | A year ago, Reg Hamman of North Little Rock was convinced he had heart problems. There was discomfort in his chest that prompted him to visit his cardiologist. “It turns out it was acid reflux,” Hamman said. “I was referred to my gastroenterologist who found out through an endoscopy that I…

June 1, 2017

Pine Bluff Man Free of Esophagus Cancer After Early Detection

Katrina Dupins

June 1, 2017 | When Mark Harper went to see his gastroenterologist last September, he wasn’t expecting a cancer diagnosis. “I never had any symptoms,” he said. “I went in because I promised my wife I’d go see Dr. Henry Rogers before he retires.” Harper considers himself lucky. The doctor in Pine Bluff did an…