Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology & GI Surgery Page! With one of the largest group of digestive disease specialists in the world, Mayo Clinic has been recognized as the nation's best Gastroenterology & GI Surgery hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Follow the page to learn about clinical trials and up-to-date research, and find resources for all your gastroenterology needs. Our goal is to connect you to others, and become informed decision makers; so post a comment, share your story, own your health.

Jul 24, 2019

Chronic Abdominal Wall Pain

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. Amy Oxentenko talks about an article published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, detailing the complexities of chronic abdominal wall pain (CAWP) – a condition that seems elusive to any workup. Chronic abdominal wall pain is an often overlooked cause of chronic abdominal pain. The [...]
Apr 17, 2019

Rituximab Maintenance Therapy for Autoimmune Pancreatitis

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
IgG4-RD or immunoglobulin G4-related disease can affect almost any organ in the body. It’s manifestation is most often seen in the pancreas – autoimmune pancreatitis – or in the bile ducts and liver, where it is known as IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis or IgG4-associated cholangitis. The dramatic response to steroids makes [...]
Apr 12, 2019

Perianal Fistula in Crohn’s Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Perianal fistulas are a common, disabling complication of Crohn’s disease. Symptoms include severe pain, fecal incontinence, drainage of pus, and reduced quality of life. Despite significant advances in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the treatment of perianal fistulas remains a challenge. Anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) biologic therapies, infliximab and adalimumab [...]
Mar 20, 2019

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Gut Bacteria & Weight Loss

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
The human body is host to a vast number of microbes – communities of bacteria, fungi, viruses. These complex, interconnected microorganisms together make up our microbiota. The biggest populations of microbes reside in the gut – the human gut microbiota consists of 100 trillion microbes! Dr. Purna Kashyap, M.D., and Dr. Vandana Nehra, [...]
Mar 4, 2019

Never Too Young – Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
The American Cancer Society recently updated its colorectal cancer (colon cancer and rectal cancer) screening guidelines – current recommendations advise that people start regular screening at age 45. This change doesn’t come as a surprise, especially after a disturbing study showed that rates of colorectal cancer  among millennials  is on the rise in [...]

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