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Many patients with Crohn’s disease eventually require surgery to resolve fibrotic strictures that develop due to inflammation and repetitive scarring in the small bowel. Cleveland Clinic Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgery Section Chief Stefan Holubar, MD, MS shares a quick, easy stricture identification and assessment technique using intraoperative calibration spheres.
“When paired with comprehensive management, metabolic and bariatric surgery has a track record as a safe and effective intervention for treating obesity,” says Roy Kim, MD, Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Be Well Kids Center.
New Cleveland Clinic research identifies risk factors for postoperative respiratory failure in patients undergoing elective abdominal surgery. The findings can be used to identify higher-risk patients for additional monitoring or follow-up care, and to help surgeons and anesthesiologists optimize outcomes.
These three themes were front and center during the inaugural Kaplan Foundation Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symposium.
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The appointment of Michelle Kang Kim, MD, PhD, as Chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is groundbreaking in several ways. Dr. Kim is the first woman to hold that position at Cleveland Clinic, and she is among the fewer than 10% of gastroenterology division chiefs nationally who are female.In a wide-ranging interview , Dr. Kim discusses medicine, mentoring, neuroendocrine tumor research, juggling personal and professional duties, and much more.
The GI Optimization project created a set of standard endoscopy procedure orders to replace the 80+ different ordering methods used by providers across Cleveland Clinic’s enterprise.
A large new multi-institution study led by Cleveland Clinic researchers adds to the body of evidence supporting the safety of biologics use prior to surgery for inflammatory bowel disease.
Cleveland Clinic Children’s is expanding the treatments it offers in its pediatric gastroenterology program with small bowel balloon enteroscopy. Jessica Barry, MD, explains.
A Cleveland Clinic-developed normothermic perfusion machine has enabled surgeons to assess and successfully transplant 15 of 21 “orphan” livers that otherwise would have been discarded as unsuitable. The results may herald a new era in transplantation, making more organs available.
A pair of highly complex intestinal transplants, each a first of its kind, demonstrate the willingness to push boundaries to achieve the best outcome for patients.