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Recovering From Abdominal Hernia Repair Often Takes Longer Than Patients Expect

  Salt Lake City — Think having a hernia repaired is going to be a walk in the park — or that you’ll be ready to take a walk in the park within hours afterward? It may be time for a reality check, a Mayo Clinic study suggests. Researchers found [...]

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Medical Experts for Media - Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Todd Baron, M.D. Suresh Chari, M.D. Gregory Gores, M.D. Sunanda Kane, M.D. Paul Limburg, M.D. Edward Loftus, M.D. Jayant Talwalkar, M.D., M.P.H. ___________________________________________________________________________ Todd Baron, M.D., a specialist in therapeutic endoscopy Specializes in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), management of severe acute pancreatitis, and endoscopic palliation of gastrointestinal malignancies Frequent podcast [...]

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Medical Experts for Media - Gastroenterologic & General Surgery

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="#3">Michael Farnell, M.D.</a></p> __________________________________________________________________________ <a name="3"></a><a href=""><img class="alignright" src="" alt="" width="119" height="150" /></a><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Michael Farnell, M.D.</strong></a>, a specialist in pancreatic and liver surgery <ul> <li>Chair, Division of Gastroenterologic and General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota</li> <li>Has performed over 800 Whipple operations</li> <li>Extensive experience with vascular resection and reconstruction during [...]

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New Clinic Treats Rising Number of EOE Swallowing Disorder Cases (pkg)

There is a swallowing disorder that’s sending more and more people to see their doctors. Its nickname is EOE. Mayo Clinic experts say it’s being reported 30 times more often than it was just three decades ago, which is why they’ve just opened a new clinic dedicated to diagnosing [...]

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Colon Cleansing: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Mark Larson shares his thoughts on the practice of colon cleansing. To listen, click the link below. 2014Feb06Colon Cleansing

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Tuesday Q & A: Stomach pain common in children, but exact source not always easy to identify

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible for children to have irritable bowel syndrome? My 9-year-old son often complains of stomach pain, but we can’t seem to find a cause or pattern. ANSWER: Although irritable bowel syndrome is possible in a 9-year-old, it is very rare. Stomach pain, on the other hand, is [...]

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Bile and Bile Ducts: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Mayo Clinic Dr. Jay Talwalkar explains bile, it's use and how it's distributed. To listen, click the link below. Bile and Bile Ducts

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Discovery’s Edge Online Issue

Research Features from Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minn. — January  8, 2014 — Here are highlights from the latest online issue of Discovery's Edge, Mayo Clinic's research magazine. You may cite and link to this publication as often as you wish. Republication is allowed with proper attribution. Please include the following subscription information [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Physical Activity May Reduce Risk of Esophageal Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Oct. 14, 2013 — Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study presented by Mayo Clinic researchers at the American College of Gastroenterology's Annual Scientific Meeting, Oct. 11–16, in San Diego. Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common cancer in men worldwide. Early detection [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Less-Invasive Option as Effective as Esophagus Removal in Early Esophageal Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Nov. 7, 2013 — Use of a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to remove superficial, early stage esophageal cancer is as effective as surgery that takes out and rebuilds the esophagus, according to a study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The research, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, examined national outcomes [...]

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Incidence of C. diff Infection Increasing

Rochester, Minn. — May 17, 2012.  A study presented by Mayo Clinic researchers during Digestive Disease Week 2012 provides clear evidence that the number of people contracting the hard-to-control and treat bacterial infection Clostridium difficile (C. difficile or C. diff) is increasing, and that the infection is commonly contracted outside [...]

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Nuevo examen demuestra mayor exactitud en pronta detección del cáncer colorrectal

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 1 de febrero de 2012. Los resultados de dos estudios plantean que un nuevo examen para detección del cáncer colorrectal, que se encuentra bajo investigación y fue desarrollado conjuntamente por Mayo Clinic y Exact Sciences Inc. de Madison en Wisconsin, es sumamente exacto y significativamente más sensible [...]

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GI Stenting

Doctors have been using stents in arteries of the heart for many years.  The devices open blockages and allow blood that was once restricted to flow.  Now they're using stents in the digestive tract too.  Not to open arteries, but to open blockages caused by cancer.

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What is the Colon

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Dr. David Ahlquist explains the job of the colon. To listen, click the link below. What is the Colon

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Detection of Bile Duct and Pancreatic Cancers Doubles With New Tests

Pancreatic cancer and bile duct cancer are difficult to diagnose and often fatal because they are discovered in the advanced stages of the disease. Researchers have developed new tests that double the ability to detect bile duct and pancreatic cancers according to a Mayo Clinic study. Bile duct and pancreatic [...]

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Mayo Clinic Collaborating with Grameen Healthcare

Santhi Vege, M.D., a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, describes the reasons behind the Mayo Clinic-Grameen Healthcare collaboration and provides an overview of the initial pilot project to eradicate parasites in a target population in Bangladesh.

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Study Suggests Hormone Therapy Offers Potential Protective Effect again Colon Cancer in Older Women

In a large study, a national team of researchers led by Mayo Clinic scientists observed that self-reported use of hormone therapy was associated with a significantly lower colorectal cancer risk. However, the mechanisms for the apparent protective association are still unclear. The study, being presented at the annual meeting of [...]

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Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Edward Loftus discusses causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. He also discusses conditions associated with ulcerative colitis. Physicians at Mayo Clinic rely on a close collaboration with radiologists and Gastroenterology pathologists to evaluate patients.

Dr. Edward Loftus discusses different medications used to treat ulcerative colitis. He also discusses surgery [...]

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Bile Duct Stones

Dr. Todd Baron, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, discusses symptoms, diagnoses, and management of bile duct stones. Many bile duct stones are found in the gall bladder and are managed by surgically removing them, which can often be done laparoscopically. Dr. Baron also discusses technique for removing difficult cases of bile [...]

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Crohn's Disease

Michael Picco, M.D., gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, shares information about Crohn's disease, a commonly misunderstood disorder that can be debilitating to patients and impact their quality of life. Each year, Mayo Clinic physicians treat more than 2,000 people with Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is one of several Inflammatory Bowel Diseases that [...]

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