Winner, Best Gastroenterology Clinic

 

Pictured above: Martin Moix, M.D., left, and Ron White, M.D.

Vast experience and innovation are staples for the Conway Regional Gastroenterology Center, which was voted AY’s Best Gastroenterology Clinic for 2023.

 

Gastroenterologists treat diseases of the digestive tract — esophagus, stomach, colon, small intestine, pancreas, gallbladder and liver. An interventional gastroenterologist does advanced procedures like endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; stenting of the esophagus, duodenum, colon and bile ducts; endoscopic suturing; endoscopic mucosal resection and others.

 

The center’s founder, Martin Moix, M.D., is a gastroenterologist with more than 25 years of experience in treating diseases of the intestinal tract. His physician partner, Ron White, M.D., has more than 29 years of experience as a gastroenterologist. They are joined by Brittany Burris, APRN, Alex McCord, APRN, Marissa Plata, APRN, Kate Vasquez, APRN, and Kelly Wright, APRN.

 

Being a gastroenterologist means doing repetitive tests, such as colorectal screenings, that can save lives. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.

 

“A colorectal screening for people over age 50 can be a lifesaver. It’s the biggest takeaway that I can give you,” Moix said. “Ninety percent of colorectal cancer can be detected with the screening.”

 

Recalling an experience in which he was able to remove a polyp and prevent a woman from contracting cancer, Moix added, “The times that we can prevent somebody from getting a horrible illness make it all worthwhile. In GI, we are fortunate to be on the preventive side of things, knowing that somebody is not going to have to suffer through surgery and chemotherapy.”

 

Moix and White are also bringing many innovative procedures to Faulkner and surrounding counties. The Conway Regional Gastroenterology Center has implemented pH studies, which measure acid reflux in the esophagus, and esophageal manometry studies that test whether a patient’s esophagus can properly move food into the digestive system. Moix said the future may include non-invasive scanning of the liver, gastric pacemakers, collaborative endoscopic workups for bariatric surgery patients, ERCP to relieve bile duct obstructions, fibro scanning to assess scarring of the liver and other innovative procedures.

2200 Ada Ave., Suite 201 • Conway • 501.852.1360 • conwayregional.org

 

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