Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Research and innovation in gastroenterology and GI surgery at Vanderbilt Health

Latest in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Bariatric surgery

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.

Medical expertise infused with integrated technology allows Vanderbilt Health specialists to build partnerships and elevate care in complex and specialized cases. Browse our referral directory or log into our online portal for referring providers.

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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.
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Ambulatory Colectomy Offers Same-day Discharge

Patients can avoid an overnight hospital stay with a comfortable, safe option.

Oligosaccharide in Milk Halts Chemo-induced Mucositis

A type of sugar present in human milk can prevent chemotherapy-induced mucositis in animal models.

Uncovering Role of Microbiome in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Study to examine the esophageal microbiome as an influence on patients’ response to topical steroids.

Researchers Examine Risks of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Premature Infants

In-depth characterization of necrotizing enterocolitis yields new data on the burden of sepsis and how to predict those at highest risk.

Tool Calculates Rectal Cancer Recurrence Risk

Surgeons introduce a nomogram to more accurately quantify risk of positive circumferential resection margins.