Eugene Trowers, MD

Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

1605 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ, USA

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Dr. Trowers is a board certified gastroeterologist in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Trowers has been listed in Best Doctors in America and The Best Doctors in America: Central Region.

Dr. Trowers is a professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine (Clinical Scholar Track) and the director of the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus. He also serves as the Director of Gastrointestinal Services, Banner – University Medical Center South.

He graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in 1976 and has been in practice for over 42 years.

Education

  • MD: New York University School of Medicine

  • BA: New York University

  • Residency: Harlem Hospital Center, Internal Medicine

  • Fellowships: Upstate Medical Center, Gastroenterology, University of Washington, NIH Extramural Clinical Gastroenterology Research Fellowship

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine – General

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology – Subspecialty

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Hemorrhoids – Cures

In reference to a cure for hemorrhoids, technically, yes, there are cures for hemorrhoids in that, if one considers that the hemorrhoid is a dilated vein, and if you destroy the vein or remove the...

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Hemorrhoids – Symptoms

In reference to symptoms, internal hemorrhoids are located a little bit higher up and their nerve supply is different from that of an external hemorrhoid. Basically, internal hemorrhoids, uncomplicated, are oftentimes painless. However, if they’re...

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Constipation – Causes

Constipation may be associated with a decreased intake of the amount of fiber and/or liquids. You could think of. It basically what goes in has to come out. And so there are at least two...

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Diagnosis

Now you might wonder, so how does one confirm a diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease? Well, it depends. Technically your grandmother could make a diagnosis in an uncomplicated case. In other words, you consume a...

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – PH Test

As far as testing, the upper endoscopy that we talked about earlier will help the physicians determine if you have any injury because of your reflux disease. That is a separate test, which is more...

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Future Of Treatments

So now we talked about the use of laparoscopic or minimally relatively minimally invasive techniques to reinforce your lower esophageal sphincter muscle, but some new things on the horizon concern and endoscopic treatment for gastroesophageal...

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Effects Of Other Medications

Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux primarily our concern with heartburn, a burning sensation in the middle of the chest, oftentimes precipitated by certain foods, fatty foods in particular, alcoholic beverages. Certain medications can trigger a heartburn...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Conclusion

So in conclusion, gastroesophageal disease is a relatively common disorder. It’s characterized by heartburn, which is oftentimes triggered by consuming certain substances, fatty foods, alcoholic beverages, peppermints, chocolate, can be triggered if you bend over...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Financial Issues

You may wonder, well, gee, by physician ordered omeprazole, but my insurance company wouldn’t cover it. They recommended that I take Pantoprazole, another type of Proton pump inhibitor. To be honest, these types of medications,...

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Cost

Now certain costs. Obviously, I’m sure everybody is concerned about costs. And fortunately a number of the very potent antacid medicines we refer to them as PPOs, Proton pump inhibitors, you can think of them...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Lifestyle Changes

You’re in your doctor’s office. They informed me that you have gastroesophageal reflux disease. So if you reflect upon some of the things that we’ve talked about, what are some baseline treatments? Well, we always...

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Causes

You may wonder, are there any kind of hereditary or genetic components to GERD? In general, no. In some rare instances, patients may have conditions which can affect swallowing and so forth, but oftentimes gastroesophageal...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Organizations

First place to go would be chat with your physician and ask questions. You should feel empowered to ask if physicians about anything. Now, beyond that, there’s certain information that you can obtain from the...

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Surgery

So you’ve done all the medical therapies and your symptoms are still bothersome. You’ve gone through the appropriate testing. We know that your esophagus clears appropriately, but let’s say your lower esophageal sphincter pressure, that...

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Testing Insight

We’ve done all those things. You’ve lost weight exercise, you have adhere to an appropriate diet, you’re taking medications to the maximum extent and you still have problems. Well then you may need to go...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Barrett’s Esophagus Treatment Options

What happens if you scope a patient and you notice that the patient has Barrett’s Esophagus? And you get the biopsy sample back and it says Barrett’s esophagus with high grade dysplasia. Now you could...

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Barrett’s Esophagus Risk Factors

What’s important, let’s say you go to your doctor and they say you have Barrett’s esophagus. Well, what’s the significance of that? It may become a precancerous condition. But what’s important to know is whether...

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Barrett’s Esophagus: Definition Of Condition

Now what is Barrett’s Esophagus? Well, we talked about gastroesophageal reflux. The acid refluxes from the stomach into the esophagus, and the acid irritates the esophageal lining. And if this goes on for a period...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Initial Examination Questions

Now, let’s assume that you’ve had reflux symptoms, which had been fairly bothersome. They’ve been occurring the majority times during a week. Let’s say more than three to four times a week. They’re altering your...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Barrett’s Esophagus

Now you may ask, does gastroesophageal reflux disease cause any other significant issues or is it associated with other diseases? Now we mentioned the fact that cigarette smoking, which can be associated with chronic lung...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Hemorrhoids – Cures

In reference to a cure for hemorrhoids, technically, yes, there are cures for hemorrhoids in that, if one considers that the hemorrhoid is a dilated vein, and if you destroy the vein or remove the...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Hemorrhoids – Symptoms

In reference to symptoms, internal hemorrhoids are located a little bit higher up and their nerve supply is different from that of an external hemorrhoid. Basically, internal hemorrhoids, uncomplicated, are oftentimes painless. However, if they’re...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Constipation – Causes

Constipation may be associated with a decreased intake of the amount of fiber and/or liquids. You could think of. It basically what goes in has to come out. And so there are at least two...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Diagnosis

Now you might wonder, so how does one confirm a diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease? Well, it depends. Technically your grandmother could make a diagnosis in an uncomplicated case. In other words, you consume a...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – PH Test

As far as testing, the upper endoscopy that we talked about earlier will help the physicians determine if you have any injury because of your reflux disease. That is a separate test, which is more...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Future Of Treatments

So now we talked about the use of laparoscopic or minimally relatively minimally invasive techniques to reinforce your lower esophageal sphincter muscle, but some new things on the horizon concern and endoscopic treatment for gastroesophageal...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Effects Of Other Medications

Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux primarily our concern with heartburn, a burning sensation in the middle of the chest, oftentimes precipitated by certain foods, fatty foods in particular, alcoholic beverages. Certain medications can trigger a heartburn...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Conclusion

So in conclusion, gastroesophageal disease is a relatively common disorder. It’s characterized by heartburn, which is oftentimes triggered by consuming certain substances, fatty foods, alcoholic beverages, peppermints, chocolate, can be triggered if you bend over...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Financial Issues

You may wonder, well, gee, by physician ordered omeprazole, but my insurance company wouldn’t cover it. They recommended that I take Pantoprazole, another type of Proton pump inhibitor. To be honest, these types of medications,...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Cost

Now certain costs. Obviously, I’m sure everybody is concerned about costs. And fortunately a number of the very potent antacid medicines we refer to them as PPOs, Proton pump inhibitors, you can think of them...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Lifestyle Changes

You’re in your doctor’s office. They informed me that you have gastroesophageal reflux disease. So if you reflect upon some of the things that we’ve talked about, what are some baseline treatments? Well, we always...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Causes

You may wonder, are there any kind of hereditary or genetic components to GERD? In general, no. In some rare instances, patients may have conditions which can affect swallowing and so forth, but oftentimes gastroesophageal...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Organizations

First place to go would be chat with your physician and ask questions. You should feel empowered to ask if physicians about anything. Now, beyond that, there’s certain information that you can obtain from the...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Surgery

So you’ve done all the medical therapies and your symptoms are still bothersome. You’ve gone through the appropriate testing. We know that your esophagus clears appropriately, but let’s say your lower esophageal sphincter pressure, that...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Testing Insight

We’ve done all those things. You’ve lost weight exercise, you have adhere to an appropriate diet, you’re taking medications to the maximum extent and you still have problems. Well then you may need to go...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Barrett’s Esophagus Treatment Options

What happens if you scope a patient and you notice that the patient has Barrett’s Esophagus? And you get the biopsy sample back and it says Barrett’s esophagus with high grade dysplasia. Now you could...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Barrett’s Esophagus Risk Factors

What’s important, let’s say you go to your doctor and they say you have Barrett’s esophagus. Well, what’s the significance of that? It may become a precancerous condition. But what’s important to know is whether...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Barrett’s Esophagus: Definition Of Condition

Now what is Barrett’s Esophagus? Well, we talked about gastroesophageal reflux. The acid refluxes from the stomach into the esophagus, and the acid irritates the esophageal lining. And if this goes on for a period...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Initial Examination Questions

Now, let’s assume that you’ve had reflux symptoms, which had been fairly bothersome. They’ve been occurring the majority times during a week. Let’s say more than three to four times a week. They’re altering your...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Barrett’s Esophagus

Now you may ask, does gastroesophageal reflux disease cause any other significant issues or is it associated with other diseases? Now we mentioned the fact that cigarette smoking, which can be associated with chronic lung...

Watch and Share
Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Testing Variables

Now, if they see areas of abnormality, ulceration, significant inflammation, or growth, then they may pass a small instrument through the scope, obtain a sample of the tissue, which they will send to the lab....

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Test Overview

Time for the test. The physician will go through what we’ve referred to as an informed consent. They’ll tell you that this upper endoscopy is a fairly safe test. And normally what takes place is...

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Initial Exam Expectations

So, you’ve answered the questions and it seems that yes, gastroesophageal reflux disease is a distinct consideration in your case. So what about it? Well, let’s assume that you’re less than 40 years of age,...

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Symptoms

What else can cause heartburn symptoms? Well, in pregnant ladies, for example, hormones can affect the lower esophageal sphincter. It can compromise its degree of contraction, and so then the likelihood of reflux occurring is...

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Variables

One thing that’s important to keep in mind is that you normally have a sphincter muscle, separates the swallowing tube from the stomach. Now, when this sphincter muscle is doing its job, you have much...

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Statistics

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Eugene Trowers, MD

4 months ago

Videos

GERD – Condition Overview

Today, I’d like to talk to you briefly about a fairly common problem. It’s referred to as GERD. Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Now you may wonder, well, what is GERD exactly? Or many of us have...

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