Dr. Stephen Wangen is the award winning author of two books on solving digestive disorders, and a nationally recognized speaker on IBS. He has been on ABC, NBC, and Fox as well as public radio. He was recently named one of Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Magazine.
There are a few things that people might consider as therapies or procedures for treating their IBS. These are important to address because you may have heard about them, and we’re happy to tell you exactly what value they may or may not have.
This is the procedure that your gastroenterologist will likely want to perform. Colonoscopies and upper endoscopies (looking into your stomach) are their area of expertise. Colonoscopies are great for looking at your colon. They don’t cure IBS.
Having a colonoscopy is important for ruling out other conditions, but if you don’t have any of those conditions, it will do nothing to help you solve your IBS. If you’ve had a colonoscopy and everything checked out okay, then you probably have a condition that requires our unique skills. You don’t have to continue to suffer. We can help.
Fecal transplants are the latest thing in treating certain very specific digestive problems, such as C. difficile infections. However, they are not indicated for IBS and are not approved for IBS. Just because something is new and really interesting does not mean that it’s right for you.
Fortunately, there are other ways to solve IBS. Let us help you find a treatment that is right for your specific symptoms.
Hypnotherapy is a popular online treatment for IBS and has it’s merits. It can be a nice tool if you know you have a ton of stress in your life or are in a lot of pain.
However, hypnosis probably won’t cure your IBS all by itself. It’s a tool to help you manage the problem. Our goal is to help you eliminate the problem so that you don’t have to deal with it any longer.