Patient Education

To help you better understand some of the procedures performed by the physicians at DDA, we have provided you with links to videos so that you can learn more about each procedure.

Patient Videos

What is a colonoscopy?
What is an upper endoscopy?
What is a hemorrhoid?


It is important to realize that websites may contain unreliable or controversial information about the diagnosis and treatment of certain medical conditions. For your benefit, the websites below are considered to provide reliable and trustworthy information.

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
AASLD is the leading organization of scientists and healthcare professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease.

American Gastroenterological Association
The American Gastroenterological Association is a trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to include 17,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology.

American Liver Foundation
Their mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Founded in 1941 and with over 11,000 members worldwide, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is a professional organization dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence in endoscopy.

Atlas of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
This site provides a spectacular collection of pictures taken during GI procedures.


Celiac Disease Foundation
The Celiac Disease Foundation is a highly regarded national organization recognized throughout the world. CDF strives to promote awareness and build a supportive community for patients, families and health care professionals.

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
CCFA sponsors basic and clinical research of the highest quality. The foundation also offers a wide range of educational programs for patients and healthcare professionals, and provides supportive services to help people cope with Crohn’s and colitis.

Healthfinder – Your source for Reliable Health Information
This is a website provided by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (a part of the National Institutes of Health) with information on various medical conditions.

National Cancer Institute

Your Digestive System and How It Works
This website is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). NIDDK was established in 1980 to increase knowledge and understanding about digestive diseases among people with these conditions and their families, health care professionals, and the general public.