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About Dr Houghton

Dr Houghton was born and raised in New Jersey, becoming the first physician in his entire family. He earned his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School (Now Rutgers Medical School) in 2002. He then went on to complete his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in 2005 and 2008, respectively. After spending several years in private practice, he moved to southern Ohio in 2012, and has been practicing at Southern Ohio Medical Center, as the Senior Medical Director of Gastroenterology, since that time. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, at the Ohio University School of Osteopathic Medicine, helping to educate our future doctors.


What Your Doctor Doesn’t Have the Time to Tell You

The book is arranged into sections corresponding to the anatomy of the GI tract, with all the major diseases of that section included. The diagnosis and treatment of each disease is explained in plain terms, all of which is evidenced based information that can be trusted.

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Our Services

What we do


Capsule endoscopy or video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a wireless, non-invasive endoscopic..
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On the day of the procedure, the Endoscopy Nurse will place an IV into your hand or arm. When it is time

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Bravo Esophageal pH testing

Esophageal pH testing allows your doctor to determine if you are continuing to have acid reflux

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Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy or video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a wireless, non-invasive endoscopic

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Hemorrhoidal Banding

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins that occur inside and outside of the rectum. They can cause symptoms such as

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BarrX ablation

Capsule endoscopy or video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a wireless, non-invasive.

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Conditions we Treat

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What’s happening now at SOMC Gastro Associates?

At SOMC Gastroenterology Associates we greatly appreciate the trust and support of our patients and referring providers. Along with this trust and support, comes an increase in the number of patients waiting for appointments. We understand the wait times for office visits and procedure (endoscopy and colonoscopy) appointments are very long, and we are doing everything we can to address this. To this end, we are actively looking to hire another Gastroenterologist to join our team, which will make a big difference toward this goal. Read More

As you know, most brands of magnesium citrate were recalled in July of last year, leaving patients with virtually
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For those patients that are taking Ozempic, Trulicity, Victoza, Byetta, Bydureon for diabetes or weight loss.
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I couldn’t sleep well knowing I didn’t do my best for my patients that day
— Dr Houghton
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Opening Hours:

Monday 8:30am to 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am to 5pm

Wednesday 8:30am to 5pm

Thursday 8:30am to 5pm

Friday 8:30am to 12pm

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