Tag Archives: Gastroenterology

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.

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 cancers are very difficult to […]

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.

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 the American Association for Cancer […]

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 for patients with ulcerative colitis which […]