COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Madison Medical Affiliates & Ascension are working together to vaccinate our patients & our community at several sites across SE Wisconsin. Please check our website for updates on eligibility & availability of the COVID-19 Vaccine.

  • Eligibility: Effective September 24th, the CDC is recommending booster vaccinations for certain individuals who have previously received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Availability: Madison Medical is only offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the time. To locate the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in your area, please visit vaccines.gov.
  • *IMPORTANT*: We will continue to monitor further developments around booster vaccinations and update our website accordingly.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is a subspecialty of Internal Medicine involving disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, pancreas, and gall bladder.


What are some of the common symptoms a Gastroenterologist might treat?

Patients with a variety of digestive complaints or problems – abdominal pain, bleeding, heartburn, ulcer disease, hepatitis, colon polyps and cancer, diarrhea or constipation, gallstones, pancreatitis - will often see a gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment.


How do I prepare for an endoscopic procedure?

Fasting is usually required for at least six hours prior to an endoscopy. Evaluation of the large intestine (sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy) will require additional preparation. Patients are sedated with intravenous medications and usually have little or no recollection of the procedure. After recovery, the patient will require a drive home. Immediate resumption of a regular diet is the rule.


How do I prepare for an endoscopic procedure?

Fasting is usually required for at least six hours prior to an endoscopy. Evaluation of the large intestine (sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy) will require additional preparation. Patients are sedated with intravenous medications and usually have little or no recollection of the procedure. After recovery, the patient will require a drive home. Immediate resumption of a regular diet is the rule.


What are some common effects of endoscopy?

Mild gas pains are often present after the procedure, but will resolve quickly. More serious complications including bleeding or perforation are extremely rare.

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