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Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff) and Fecal Microbial Transplantation (FMT)

Posted: Jan 24 in Blog, Patient Education by
Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff) and Fecal Microbial Transplantation (FMT)

Studies have shown that FMT cures chronic infections of C. Diff in over ninety percent of patients. Other investigators in countries around the world have reproduced this success rate. This is a higher cure rate than has ever been achieved using conventional antibiotic treatments. [Read more]

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For IBD, Balance your Omega Fats

Posted: Aug 29 in Blog by
Balance your omega fats for inflammatory bowel disease in Beverly Hills or Culver City

Nutritionists refer to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as “essential” fats because the body cannot produce them. The human body needs such omega fats to build healthy cells and maintain proper brain and nerve function. The only way the body can obtain these essential fats is from proper food sources. It’s widely known that consuming an adequate ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids is essential to overall health, especially for Los Angeles residents suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). [Read more]

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Treatment Overview for Colon Polyps

Posted: Apr 18 in Blog by
Treatment Overview for Colon Polyps

Colon and rectal polyps are quite common and, for most people, do not cause any symptoms. Your physician will remove these polyps during a scheduled colonoscopy in order to examine them under a microscope and evaluate their potential for becoming malignant. Although the tissue may not always be cancerous, it is better to have it removed and examined to avoid any future life-threatening complications. [Read more]

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Surgical Treatment for Diverticular Disease

Posted: Jan 20 in Blog by

Diverticular disease may develop in two ways. First, when small sacs called diverticula appear in the wall of the large intestine, also known as the colon, the patient has diverticulosis. After a certain age, many people have these sacs and they may not cause any symptoms. Diverticulitis comes about when the sacs become inflamed. Diverticulitis in Beverly Hills presents as cramping and abdominal pain that may become excruciating. Fever, nausea and tenderness over the affected area of the large intestine are also present. [Read more]

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Vascular Malformations of the Colon

Posted: Sep 12 in Patient Education by
Cavernous vascular malformation

First documented in 1839, hemangiomas and vascular malformations of the GI tract are an infrequently encountered entity. Having the potential to occur anywhere along the intestinal system, the small bowel is the most frequent site with hemangiomas and malformations accounting for only 10% of all small bowel tumors. [Read more]

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Colon and Rectal Cancer (Inherited): Part 4

Posted: Aug 02 in Patient Education by
Unaffacted individuals younger than 50 who are members of an FAP kindred

Get the PDF version of this article FAMILIAL ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS: ONE GENE. MANY MANIFESTATIONS. ALPHABET SOUP: FROM HERE TO THERE AND BACK AGAIN…AGAIN Part III of this series looked at Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) and the genetics underlying the disease. Part IV will examine the ways in which this knowledge can be used to diagnose […]

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Colon and Rectal Cancer (Inherited): Part 3

Posted: Aug 02 in Patient Education by
Extracolonic Manifestations Of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

Get the PDF version of this article FAMILIAL ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS: ONE GENE. MANY MANIFESTATIONS. MAKING SENSE OF THE ALPHABET SOUP THAT IS THE GENETIC CODE. Parts I and II of this series looked at the genetics, diagnosis and treatment of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. Part III will examine familial adenomatous polyposis and the damage caused […]

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Colon and Rectal Cancer (Inherited): Part 2

Posted: Aug 02 in Patient Education by
Diagnostic algorithm for the evaluation of patients

Get the PDF version of this article Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer: From Diagnosis to Treatment In this four-part series, Part 1 reviewed the basic pathologic and genetic concepts underlying hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. This second part defines the clinical challenges facing the clinician who is at the forefront of diagnostic and treatment efforts. Parts 3 […]

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Colon and Rectal Cancer (Inherited): Part 1

Posted: Aug 02 in Patient Education by

Get the PDF version of this article HEREDITARY NONPOLYPOSIS COLORECTAL CANCER: GENETICS AND DIAGNOSIS THE ALPHABET SOUP OF GENETICS AND DIAGNOSIS EXPLAINED With a myriad of vexing abbreviations and obscure terminology, the genetics controlling the formation of colonic polyps and malignancies may be difficult to appreciate. Paradoxically, the physician, positioned at the beginning of the […]

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Constipation – Available Remedies

Posted: Jun 10 in Patient Education by
Constipation-Interminable

Get the PDF version of this article Constipation – The Sisyphean Myth of Regularity. Remember Sisyphus, the Greek King of Ephyra? Punished for his hubris, he was made to roll a boulder uphill for eternity. Just before reaching the top of the hill, the boulder would roll down to the bottom of the hill and […]

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