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The Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to treating and managing the entire spectrum of digestive conditions. Learn how our work impacts patient care.
Doctors explain 12 ways to make getting a colonoscopy a heck of a lot easier.
Colorectal cancer rates are rising in young adults. Knowing these warning signs could save your life.
Andrew Chan, MD, MPH, says, "Doctors need to make colorectal cancer screening a routine part of their patients' preventive care."
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, a physician in the Mass General weight center says less than 2% of the 1,500 patients she's seen for weight gain have linked increased weight with birth control.
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, a physician in the Mass General weight center shares advice on how to keep Prediabetes from turning into Type 2 Diabetes.
Mass General Dietitian Sue Cummings shares tips on various methods of losing weight.
A collaborative group of researchers studied how a gene variant called C1orf106 can affect Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
David Nathan, MD, Director of the Diabetes Center at Mass General, says reducing fat and losing weight is one of the best possible ways to avoid diabetes.
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David Rattner, MD, Co-Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center describes how chronic heartburn can lead to other serious conditions, who is most at risk and how Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer can be diagnosed and treated.
Liliana G. Bordeianou, MD, a colorectal surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center says incontinence is not just a normal part of getting older and explains the treatments that can dramatically improve your quality of life.
Milena Weinstein, MD, urogynecologist at the Mass General Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology says urinary incontinence or vaginal bulge can be related to pelvic floor disorders, which affect one out of three women. Learn more about the treatments available for pelvic floor disorders, from exercise to support devices to surgery.
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Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a specialized endoscopic technique used by gastroenterologists at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center to diagnose and remove large areas of early gastrointestinal cancers.
LINX® Reflux Management System is an innovative minimally invasive procedure used by Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons to treat appropriately selected patients experiencing symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). For more information, visit massgeneral.org/LINX
Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a minimally invasive procedure used by surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital to treat eligible patients experiencing symptoms of achalasia. For more information, visit massgeneral.org/POEM
Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is a procedure performed by Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons using small incisions to remove a diseased esophagus and reconstruct the gastrointestinal tract. For more information, visit massgeneral.org/MIE
During the procedure, an endoscope with a thin, deflated balloon is inserted through the patient’s mouth and placed into the stomach. The balloon is then filled with sterile saline until it is about the size of a grapefruit, and stays in the stomach for six months. No incisions are made during this nonivasive procedure.
After six months, a nonsurgical procedure, similar to the balloon insertion, is performed to remove the gastric balloon. The balloon is deflated first and then removed.
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