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Welcome to The Gastroenterology Group (TGG)

In order to expedite your appointment or procedure, please fill out the appropriate forms below and turn them into our office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 330.869.0954.

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Patient Forms

Billing Questions

Q: Who do I contact with a question about my bill?
The Gastroenterology Group (TGG)

Q. How will I be billed for my colonoscopy?
You may receive three bills:

  • One from the physician's office for the physician's services
  • One from the facility for the surgical suite/room or procedure center/hospital
  • One for lab charges, if there was a specimen taken

Q. Routing screening or diagnostic colonoscopy?
Routine Screening:

  • No family history of colorectal problems
  • No personal history of colorectal problems
  • No personal, past or present gastrointestinal problems
  • Age, as required by your insurance (Please check with your insurance.)


  • If for any reason routine screening requirements are not met, your procedure will be diagnostic.

Q. How much will my insurance cover?
You will have to call your insurance company to discuss your specific plan.


Patient Educational Resources

Below is a list of common digestive ailments. For further information, please visit the American College of Gastroenterology website.

Acid Reflux/Heartburn

Acid reflux is also known as heartburn, acid indigestion, or pyrosis. It happens when some of the acidic stomach contents go back up into the esophagus. Acid reflux creates a burning pain in the lower chest area, often after eating.

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Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder. Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver. The gallbladder holds a digestive fluid called bile that's released into your small intestine.

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Diverticulitis is inflammation or infection of small pouches called diverticula that develop along the walls of the intestines. The formation of the pouches themselves is a relatively benign condition known as diverticulosis.

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Peptic Ulcers

A peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of your stomach, small intestine or esophagus. A peptic ulcer in the stomach is called a gastric ulcer. A duodenal ulcer is a peptic ulcer that develops in the first part of the small intestine (duodenum).

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Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is a digestive disorder caused by the inability to digest lactose, the main carbohydrate in dairy products. It can cause various symptoms, including bloating, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. People with lactose intolerance don't make enough of the enzyme lactase, which is needed to digest lactose.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Signs and symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. IBS is a chronic condition that you'll need to manage long term.

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