Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Research and innovation in gastroenterology and GI surgery at Vanderbilt Health

Latest in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

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Marshaling First-Line Immunotherapy for CRC

Kristen Ciombor, M.D., reflects on recent wins and opportunities ahead in the precision targeting of colorectal cancer.
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Infusion Pump Trial to Inform Colorectal Treatment

Trial will evaluate the artery infusion pump’s efficacy in delivering liver-directed chemotherapy to patients with colorectal liver metastases
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Functional Medicine Access Improves Quality of Life

A unique program looks at the whole person to determine root causes of disease.

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Defeating C. Diff in Children

Recent studies provide new data on incidence, antibiotic response, barriers to diagnosis, and promising treatments.
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Pediatric Robotic Surgery Jumps Ahead with Cross-Campus Collaboration

Adult and pediatric surgeons worked together to create a comprehensive program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital.
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The Case for Early Weight-loss Surgery

Expanded guidelines pave the way for meaningful health benefits in patients who undergo weight-loss surgery at younger ages.
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Optimizing Opioids After Ambulatory Surgery

New guidelines aim to reduce opioid over-prescribing for outpatients.
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Apps Satisfy Need for Bite-Sized Physician Education

Physician-leaders are homing in on best ways to help busy clinicians weave learning into practice.
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Precision Radiation Targets Pancreatic Cancer

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) offers expanded options for cancer cell eradication in borderline resectable and locally advanced tumors.