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  1. Innovation in GI: Advances in gastroenterology technology & technique

    Innovation is a necessary function in healthcare. Two gastroenterologists discuss how innovation has driven advances in gastroenterology technology and technique.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. A game changer for GI — Dr. Anthony Starpoli on how the TIF procedure can control regurgitation

    Over 80 million people in the United States exhibit pain and discomfort from gastroesophageal reflux at least once per month, and 60 percent of the adult population will experience some type of gastroesophageal reflux disease within a 12-month period.1 Providers often prescribe proton pump inhibitor therapy to treat GERD. However, many patients do not respond to PPIs therapy, and recent studies have shown the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedure (with EsophyX device) can not only reduce GERD symptoms, but can eliminate the need for some patients to stop using PPIs medications controlling symptoms up to three years.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Colorectal surgeon to know: Dr. Tomas Heimann of Mount Sinai Hospital

    Tomas Heimann, MD, is a professor of surgery and colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He is also chief of surgery at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in New York, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is also the New York State Chair for the Commission on Cancer.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. 5 GI physicians in the news — Feb. 5, 2016

    Here are five gastroenterologists who recently made headlines.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. What are the biggest frustrations for practicing physicians?

    Medicine can be a rewarding career. Physicians can gain great satisfaction from the intellectual stimulation and feel the reward of the human side of medicine through patient care. But, healthcare is not without its headaches. Here one colorectal surgeon describes ones of the biggest frustrations of day-to-day practice.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Bronson Pediatric Gastroenterology adds nurse practitioner

    Nurse practitioner Liz Roschek has joined Bronson Pediatric Gastroenterology in Kalamazoo, Mich., according to a mlive report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. AGA's Bridge to Excellence Program recognizes Dr. Xiaosong Song

    Xiaosong Song, MD, a gastroenterologist practicing at Canton-Potsdam (N.Y.) Hospital earned recognition through the American Gastroenterological Association's Bridge to Excellence Program, according to a North Country Now report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Dr. Albert Crevello closes practice: 3 things to know

    Gastroenterologist Albert Crevello, MD, is ending his practice after 39 years, according to a Santa Cruz Sentinel report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. GI physician leader to know: Dr. Mark Tanker of Philadelphia Gastroenterology Consultants

    Mark S. Tanker, DO, is a gastroenterologist practicing with Philadelphia Gastroenterology Consultants and a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He serves as co-medical director of Einstein at Elkins Park as well as medical director of the PGC Endoscopy Center for Excellence. He is also a member of the Board of Overseers of the Philadelphia-based Albert Einstein Healthcare Network.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Time taken to receive colonoscopy after positive fecal blood tests varies widely among health systems: 6 insights

    There is room for improvement in the time it takes for patients to receive colonoscopy after positive fecal blood tests, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. CCFA cofounder Irwin Rosenthal dies

    Irwin Rosenthal, a lawyer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and cofounder of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, has passed away. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Clinical company Polymedco partners with Colon Cancer Prevention Project

    Polymedco, a manufacturer, marketer and distributor in the clinical laboratory space, has pledged support to the Colon Cancer Prevention Project, based in Louisville, Ky.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Cantel Medical to acquire North American Science Associates' sterility monitoring products division: 4 points

    Cantel Medical entered into a definitive agreement with North American Science Associates to acquire its Sterility Assurance Monitoring Products division.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. GI physician leader to know: Dr. Pradeep Bekal of Ohio Gastroenterology & Liver Institute

    Pradeep K. Bekal, MD is a practicing gastroenterologist with Ohio Gastroenterology & Liver Institute in Cincinnati. He is also the director of endoscopy at The Christ Hospital and serves as a preceptor for undergraduate students at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He serves on the executive committee of the Digestive Health Physicians Association.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Takeda Pharmaceutical reports 3.8% jump in underlying revenue for 3 quarters of FY2015: 4 notes

    Takeda Pharmaceutical reported strong financials for three quarters of fiscal year 2015, from April to December.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. Exact Sciences sues Humana over $800k in unpaid claims, Physicians Endoscopy partners with Clearwave & more – 6 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are six recent news updates on key gastroenterology and endoscopy companies.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Exact Sciences files lawsuit against Humana over unpaid claims: 7 takeaways

    Madison, Wis.-based Exact Sciences filed a lawsuit against Humana in Kentucky federal court over the payer's refusal to reimburse for the company's non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test Cologuard, according to a WisBusiness report.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Physicians Endoscopy partners with Clearwave: 4 things to know

    Physicians Endoscopy has formed a new agreement with kiosk company Clearwave to improve the patient registration process.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 5 things to know about office visit costs prior to screening colonoscopy

    Many screening colonoscopies are preceded by office visits. A recent study published in JAMA sought to find the proportion of colorectal cancer screening and polyp screening colonoscopies preceded by office visits and how much these visits cost, according to a Science Codex report.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. GI physician leader to know: Dr. Hillel Naon of Children's Hospital Los Angeles

    Hillel Naon, MD, is the interim chief of the gastroenterology and nutrition division and an attending physician at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He also serves as an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at CHLA. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Gastroenterological Association.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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