In October 2020, a 39-year-old woman presented to Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center with a recurrence of advanced rectal adenocarcinoma. The year before, her disease was diagnosed at another institution as stage III (T3N2M0); it was treated with chemotherapy, chemoradiation and surgery but unfortunately the cancer recurred very quickly. The patient’s first treatment regimen included eight … Read More
A novel surgical procedure to address gut malrotation has proven safe and effective and is set to become the new gold standard.
Venous thromboembolism extended prophylaxis with low-dose aspirin after inflammatory bowel disease surgery is a safe and cost-effective strategy when compared with enoxaparin or no prophylaxis.
A surgeon-led quality collaborative is a feasible approach that offers actionable quality improvement data that can assist in efforts to improve outcomes, reduce variation and establish best practices.
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Results of a new phase 3 study show promising results for a two-drug combination in reducing the need for surgery in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).
Some practice adaptations developed during this pandemic will persist into a future of colorectal surgery that is more efficient and sensitive to patient preference.
As patients transition to adulthood, our team of pediatric and adult surgeons works together to ensure continuity of care, especially in patients like this one, whose disease may require multiple surgeries throughout her lifetime.
Incoming American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons President Tracy Hull, MD, fondly remembers her mentor, renowned Cleveland Clinic colorectal surgeon Ian Lavery, MD.
Dr. Scott R. Steele’s four deployments in the U.S. Army, including two to Iraq and two to Afghanistan, taught him much about himself — both personally and as a surgeon. Learn why our colorectal surgery chairman believes both medicine and surgery are a lifelong learning adventure.
The dramatic case of a 48-year-old woman who underwent an IPAA and diverting loop ileostomy for FAP elsewhere. She presents with liquid stool coming out of her vagina and severe pain. Dr. Sherief Shawki provides a deep dive into the case.