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Laparoscopic Intestinal Surgery: A Guide for Patients
... About laparoscopic intestinal surgery If you need colorectal surgery, you might be a candidate for laparoscopic intestinal surgery, a "minimally invasive" technique for treating colorectal d...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease
... Inflammatory bowel disease is a term used to categorize two immunologically mediated diseases, which result in inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, Crohn''s disease and ulcerative colitis. In C...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Total Abdominal Colectomy: Basic Surgical Steps
... What is a laparoscopic total abdominal colectomy? A laparoscopic total abdominal colectomy is an operation that removes the large intestine. (See figure 1.) The surgery is used to treat: Inflammatory ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

 Gastrointestinal Examinations
... What are gastrointestinal examinations? X-ray examinations of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract-- which includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, large intestines and rectum-- enable your phys...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Questions and Answers
... Are inflammatory bowel diseases hereditary? The cause of the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) ulcerative colitis and Crohn''s disease is not known. However, evidence suggests that these diseases are ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

The Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Procedure
... What is flexible sigmoidoscopy? Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a routine outpatient procedure in which the inside of the lower large intestine (called the sigmoid colon) is examined. Flexible sigmoidoscopi...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

The Fecal Occult Blood Test
... The fecal occult blood test is one of a variety of colorectal cancer screening tests. When doctors test for fecal occult blood, they are testing for the presence of microscopic or invisible blood in t...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Gastrointestinal References
... This listing is provided for your reference. The information provided by these organizations is not necessarily endorsed by The Cleveland Clinic Web Sites Celiac Disease www.icondata.com/health/pedbas...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Dietary Management For IBD in Children and Adults
... Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) are chronic inflammatory diseases of the bowel and are often associated with malnutrition. Good nutrition plays a key role in helping to reduce symptoms and promote h...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Colostomy
... What is a colostomy? The colon, rectum and anus are the last sections of the body’s digestive system. Although they are an important part of the system, they have little to do with digesting food or a...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Crohn’s Disease
... Crohn''s disease is a chronic illness in which the intestine (bowel) becomes inflamed and ulcerated (marked with sores). Along with ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease is part of a group of diseases k...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Short Bowel Syndrome
... Short bowel syndrome is a group of problems affecting people who have had half or more of their small intestine removed. The most common reason for removing part of the small intestine is to treat Cro...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Crohn’s Disease: Q&A
... What is the most commonly prescribed treatment for Crohn’s disease? I can’t seem to keep my Crohn’s disease in remission. The medication that my doctor prescribed causes side effects which I can not t...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Intestinal Rehabilitation
... What is intestinal rehabilitation? The Intestinal Rehabilitation Program at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation is designed to provide a comprehensive range of services for patients diagnosed with severe ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

A Personal Perspective on Crohn''s Disease
... When Alice* was diagnosed with Crohn''s disease in 1988, she was an engineering student at Ohio State University. This past year, the 32-year-old marketing executive''s symptoms were severe enough to ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Vitamins and Minerals in the Prevention and Management of Gastrointestinal Diseases
... What are vitamins and minerals? Vitamins and minerals are nutrients required in very small amounts for essential body processes. These nutrients act with proteins, known as enzymes, to regulate metabo...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... An estimated 500,000 Americans have Crohn''s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract. Like ulcerative colitis, another common IBD, Crohn''...
Source: MayoClinic

Digestive Diseases Dictionary
... This dictionary defines words that are often used when talking or writing about digestive diseases. It is designed for people who have digestive diseases and their families and friends. The words are ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Smoking and Your Digestive System
... Cigarette smoking causes a variety of life-threatening diseases, including lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. An estimated 430,000 deaths each year are directly caused by cigarette smoking. Sm...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Colonoscopy
... The digestive system Colonoscopy (koh-luh-NAH-skuh-pee) lets the physician look inside your entire large intestine, from the lowest part, the rectum, all the way up through the colon to the lower end ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Upper GI Series
... The digestive system The upper gastrointestinal (GI) series uses x rays to diagnose problems in the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (first part of the small intestine). It may also be used to examine...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Lower GI Series
... The digestive system A lower gastrointestinal (GI) series uses x rays to diagnose problems in the large intestine, which includes the colon and rectum. The lower GI series may show problems like abnor...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Short Bowel Syndrome
... Short bowel syndrome is a group of problems affecting people who have had half or more of their small intestine removed. The most common reason for removing part of the small intestine is to treat Cro...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Crohn''s Disease
... The digestive system. Crohn's disease causes inflammation in the small intestine. Crohn's disease usually occurs in the lower part of the small intestine, called the ileum, but it can affect a...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Ileostomy, Colostomy, and Ileoanal Reservoir Surgery
... Sometimes treatment for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and familial adenomatous polyposis involves removing all or part of the intestines. When the intestines are removed, the body needs a n...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Genes and Disease: Crohn''s disease
... Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic disorders that causes inflammation or ulceration in the small and large intestines. Most often, IBD is classified either as ulcerative colitis or...
Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
... (IBD) is a disorder that causes an inflamed and swollen digestive tract or intestinal wall. When the digestive tract becomes inflamed or swollen with IBD, sores (ulcers) form and bleed. This in turn, ...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center