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Advances in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery

Innovative Care for Digestive Disorders from New York’s #1 Hospital.

Our team of physicians and digestive care experts offer procedures, services, and facilities based on the latest medical advances that can be challenging to find elsewhere. One of the most experienced in the country, our program provides comprehensive care and a wide range of treatment options, all in one location.

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The Complex Biology Behind Gastric Cancers

Columbia gastroenterology faculty examine the role of stem cells in the development of cancer in the upper gastrointestinal tract.

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Leading the Way in Living Donor Liver Transplantation

A Weill Cornell Medicine liver transplant surgeon addresses advancements that are making living donor liver transplantation surgeries safer and easier to the benefit of recipients and donors alike.
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Key Growth Factor Protects Gut from Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Weill Cornell Medicine researchers discover a new cellular pathway that is essential to protect against gut inflammation that could lead to a better understanding of IBD pathogenesis and new treatment strategies.

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Abdominal Wall Surgery: Redefining Expertise for an Emerging Specialty

Columbia Hernia Center surgeons present factors that are changing the surgical landscape for hernia repair from open operations to minimally invasive approaches.

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Benefits of Colonic Stents as a Bridge to Surgery

Weill Cornell Medicine surgical oncologist and colon and rectal surgeon, Dr. Heather Yeo, and her team conduct the first study to use propensity score matching comparing colonic stenting with immediate resection.

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Familial Pancreatic Cancer: Confronting the Risk

Columbia gastroenterologists discuss hereditary cancer syndromes associated with pancreatic cancer and approaches to identify risk.

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Advancing Understanding and Management of Fatty Liver Disease

Gastroenterologists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital continue to characterize the biological mechanisms of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, define best practices for its management, and pursue research to identify effective treatment options.

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Lynch Syndrome: Reducing the Risk of Cancer with Genetic Precision

Comprehensive GI Clinical Cancer Genetics programs at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital are furthering understanding of inherited cancer syndromes such as Lynch syndrome to facilitate early screening and prevent the development of colorectal cancer.

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Spearheading Advances in Bariatric Surgery

Comprehensive and collaborative bariatric surgery and weight management programs at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital are providing integrated care by endocrinologists and surgeons, helping patients achieve significant and durable weight loss and improve overall health.

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Tackling Treatment Challenges in IBD

Columbia and Weill Cornell gastroenterologists and GI surgeons are advancing the care of inflammatory bowel disease, including pouch disorders, though new program initiatives and research that span a range of investigations from the laboratory to the clinic to further development of effective therapies.

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A New Pancreatitis Program: Comprehensive Care for Progressive Pancreatic Disease

Given our experience and the enormous volume of patients with pancreatic disease that we see here at Columbia, we felt that it was valuable to formalize our treatment of these patients with a full-service program.

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Revealing the Role of Stem Cells in Gut Regeneration

Studies of intestinal stem cells are shedding light on the mechanisms of gut regeneration. A physician-scientist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia has set her sights on applying the discoveries made in her lab to improve tissue healing and treatment for the many diseases that can affect the gut.

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A Long and Winding Road: Scoping Out Uncharted Territory in the Colon

The DiLumen Endolumenal Interventional Platform (EIP) developed at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell is paving the way for dramatic changes in the treatment of many intestinal diseases.

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Pancreatic Cysts: When Is There a Cause for Concern?

The Pancreatic Cyst Surveillance Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia helps identify patients with pancreatic cysts who are at risk for developing cancer and those who are not.

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Fecal Microbiota Transplant: An Old Remedy Made New

While the use of fecal material as a medical remedy dates back to the fourth century, usage waned. In recent years, fecal microbiota transplant to control multiple relapses of Clostridium difficile infections is rising.

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Proton Pump Inhibitors: The Risk-Benefit Equation

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have become one of the top oral medications in the United States. With the rise of use, clinicians and researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia are studying the possibility of adverse effects of these drugs.

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