When we get a referral for a patient that’s referred for a liver transplant evaluation at our center it’s typically a patient that’s cirrhotic or has end stage liver disease and they’ve decompensated at that point so the only thing that could potentially help them in the future is a
Food allergies are a question that patients ask commonly. There are a number of considerations. So one important food allergy of course is gluten in patients who have celiac disease. And that really is essentially an allergy to gluten for those patients. There’s another condition that we’re seeing more often
– My focus is on cancer genetics, G.I. cancer genetics, particularly colorectal cancer. The most important thing is knowledge is power, and it is truly the case. We can do very little when cancers are advanced. Yet we can do a lot when we know about predisposition or early cancers.
Did you know…Gastroenterology is the study of the digestive system? Doctors who study Gastroenterology are known as Gastroenterologists. These doctors study, diagnose, and treat conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and biliary system…This includes the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. Gastroenterologists have a detailed understanding of the
So before I went to residency in medical school, I was trying to decide between surgery and medicine, and was leaning towards surgery because of the hands-on approach. Obviously being in the operating room, I enjoyed that part. But there was a cognitive part of my interest in terms of
So I’m the Director of Community Engagement and Equity in Digestive Health within my division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. And really within this umbrella what we do is we are working towards bridging both community members, researchers, clinicians, other organizations, even government all stakeholders in making sure that we’re
A gastroenterologist is a physician who specializes in the field of digestive diseases. So it’s a very interesting specialty. It involves anywhere from the esophagus to the rectum, so the stomach, small intestines, large intestines, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder. So a lot of things we look at as gastroenterologists.