Tag: gastroenterology

Evaluating liver transplant candidates and MELD scores

Evaluating liver transplant candidates and MELD scores

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

Living Confidently with Chronic Constipation: Journey to Wellness

Living Confidently with Chronic Constipation: Journey to Wellness

[MUSIC PLAYING] ELIZABETH STUELKE: My name is Elizabeth Stuelke. I have a background in journalism and love telling stories about other people’s lives. But today, I’ve decided to write about my own story. It’s a mystery, a medical mystery about my own body. The story begins three years ago. I

Living Confidently with Chronic Constipation: How I Kept Moving

Living Confidently with Chronic Constipation: How I Kept Moving

[MUSIC PLAYING] CRYSTAL WITTE: As a young woman in college, I felt like I had my entire life ahead of me. I was heavily involved with triathlon on a competitive level at that time so I felt invincible. It was something I did every day– multiple hours every day. I

Meet Gastroenterologist Xavier Llor, MD, PhD

– 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.

Jingeshkumar Patel, MD – What should I do if my peptic ulcers are not healing?

The peptic ulcer disease is broadly divided into two categories. One is the gastric ulcer and second is the duodenal ulcer. And there are many predisposing factors to that. The most common is lifestyle– alcohol, tobacco consumption. The other conditions are untreated H. pylori infection. It’s a bacteria that predisposes

Did You Know – Gastroenterology Is The Study Of The Digestive System

Did You Know – Gastroenterology Is The Study Of The Digestive System

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

Dumping Syndrome, Animation

Dumping Syndrome, Animation

Dumping syndrome is a very common complication following gastric and esophageal surgeries. Also known as rapid gastric emptying, dumping syndrome is a condition in which undigested food moves too quickly from the stomach to the small intestine. In other words, food gets “dumped” into the intestine before being properly digested.

Meet Pediatric Gastroenterologist Anthony Porto, MD, MPH, FAAP

Meet Pediatric Gastroenterologist Anthony Porto, MD, MPH, FAAP

– My interest, especially, is in celiac disease and children who have difficulty gaining weight. I think it’s a disease that we’re becoming more knowledgeable about. We hear about the gluten-free diet a lot, but about 1% of the population has celiac disease, where in the United States, about 28