Gastroenterology

GERD: Advances in Treatment and Prevention

Recent trials and studies have led to promising insights and new options for the management and treatment of GERD for some patients.


Informed Consent in Colonoscopy Cases

All adults, at some point, have or should have undergone a colonoscopy. Colonoscopies are recommended for everyone 45 and older and are the gold standard for colon cancer detection. While most procedures are well tolerated, a common and potentially severe complication of the procedure is a bowel...


Deborah Nagle, MD, and Stony Brook University Cancer Center’s Colorectal Oncology Management Team: Passion for Advanced Patient Care

At Stony Brook University Cancer Center, patients with colorectal cancer receive cutting-edge treatments and compassionate care thanks to a highly specialized multidisciplinary team.


Researchers Pursue a Targeted Treatment for Colitis-Causing Bacteria

Current antibiotic treatments for Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI), which causes the chronic, degenerative disease colitis, eliminate beneficial bacteria in the gut along with the harmful pathogen. Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have taken the first step toward developing a therapy that attacks C. difficile while sparing other microbes.


Current Trends in Colonoscopy Litigation

The effort to reduce colon cancer deaths is endowed with a unique opportunity. With screening by colonoscopy, lesions can be removed before they become cancerous. People age 50 and older are recommended to undergo colonoscopy, and the procedure is typically repeated thereafter at varying intervals. Consequently, millions of colonoscopy procedures are performed in the United States each year.


Fecal Microbiota Transplant Offers Hope to Immunocompromised Patients

There seemed to be no options. After undergoing an organ transplant, the patient was prescribed high-dose immunosuppressants, which facilitated acceptance of the donated organ but also crippled the patient’s infection-fighting mechanisms. The muted immune response allowed Clostridium difficile (C. diff) bacteria to disrupt the patient’s gut bacterial balance.


Winthrop-University Hospital Physicians Cultivate Oncology Protocols to Reproduce Remarkable Outcomes

Successfully treating gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatobiliary cancers requires reaching beyond traditional techniques. Innovative surgical and nonsurgical techniques represent a new hope for patients who face a traditionally poor prognosis. 


Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The Importance of the Differential Diagnosis

A patient's undiagnosed irritable bowel syndrome can hide a serious underlying condition, making his or her physician vulnerable to significant liability.