Author Archive for: ‘Endo-World’

  • Gastroenterology Welcomes Dr. Dobhan

    Gastroenterology Associates and the Endoscopy Group welcome Dr. Richard R. Dobhan to the practice. 

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  • 80 x 2018

    Richard Wender, MD, Chief Cancer Control Officer of the American Cancer Society and Chair of the National Colorectal Cancer Round Table, discusses the critical public health goal of reaching 80% colon cancer screening rates by the end of 2018. 

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  • Dissecting Obamacare

    With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, everyone with a stake in the $3-trillion-a-year health industry came out ahead — except the taxpayers, says author Steven Brill. 

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  • Colon Cancer story on HealthWatch

    Over 130,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year. And 1-in-3 are expected to die from the disease according the American Cancer Society. 

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  • Congratulations to Dr. Hakim for Becoming a Fellow of the ASGE

    Fellowship in the ASGE is intended to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the Society, through service or education, or to the field of endoscopy. Significant contribution to the field of GI endoscopy as evidenced by one or more of the following: Significant …

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  • HHS Confirms Billions of Dollars of Medicare Cost Savings Tied to ASCs

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found that outpatient surgical procedures performed in ambulatory surgery centers have saved Medicare more than $1 billion in each of the last several years—and have the potential for even greater …

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  • A patient-powered research network for people living with Crohn’s.

    Crohnology is a patient-powered research network that allows any patient to contribute to research for the cure. 

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  • Gastric Sleeve Little Help for GERD

    Gastric bypass surgery usually resolved comorbid gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), whereas laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy did not and actually led to some new onset heartburn, a national database showed. 

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  • Immediate Perforation Risk Is Higher with Non-Gastroenterologist Endoscopist

    Performance of colonoscopy by non-gastroenterologists in the U.S. has been associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer after colonoscopy, lower adenoma detection rates, and overuse of colonoscopy for screening and surveillance. Is it also associated with immediate perforation during colonoscopy. 

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  • FODMAPS for IBS: Who Will Benefit?

    Malabsorption of dietary carbohydrates can cause irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-like symptoms including bloating, cramps and diarrhea. But according to Robert J. Shulman, MD, these symptoms may have less to do with the inability to absorb these substances and more to do with how the individual …

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