Gatroenterology & GI Surgery

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New Thoracic and Esophageal Surgeon Offers Minimally Invasive Procedures for West Side Patients

Options for GERD, lung and esophageal cancer Clinical Update - December 2018

Using Radiomics to Improve Crohn's Disease Treatment

How science and technology are helping clinicians predict treatment for Crohn's patients

Can a Swallowable Capsule Revolutionize Screening for Esophageal Cancer

 UH Clinical Update - October 2018 Although the rate of many common cancers has declined, the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma has increased greater than six-fold over the past three decades. Furthermore, the outcome of this cancer remains...

A Message from John Dumot, DO, Director, UH Digestive Health Institute

UH Innovations in Digestive Health - Fall 2018 Pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3 percent of all cancers, but it's now the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Its prevalence has risen by about 0.5 percent annually for...

New Barrett's Esophagus Screening Method in Development

EsoCheck offers a simple, affordable solution to support early diagnosis UH Innovations in Digestive Health - Fall 2018  Amitabh Chak, MD A little over a year ago, Amitabh Chak, MD, Gastroenterologist, UH Digestive Health Institute, UH Cleveland...

Suppressing Inflammation in IBD Patients

UH Digestive Health Institute explores new IBD treatment using IL-1 targeted therapy UH Innovations in Digestive Health - Fall 2018  Fabio Cominelli, MD For 25 years, researchers have studied interleukin-1 (IL-1), a highly active proinflammatory...

New Trial at UH Rainbow Evaluating Treatment to Prevent Recurrent C difficile Infection in Children

UH Clinical Update - August 2018 The incidence of C. difficile infection is increasing in children.   “We don’t have a good sense of why it’s on the rise in kids,” says Thomas Sferra, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology at UH...

New UH Gastroenterologist Helps Patients Navigate Insurance Coverage for New Breakthrough Treatments for Hepatitis C, IBD

UH Clinical Update - August 2018 Treatments for hepatitis C have evolved rapidly in the past few years, with two new medications achieving prominence in the last year – Mavyret and Epclusa. “In patients without severe liver disease, these...

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