Higher Rates of Serrated Polyp Detection Linked to Reduced Risk of Postcolonoscopy Colorectal Cancer

A recent study reveals that improved detection of clinically significant serrated polyps and traditional serrated adenomas is associated with lower rates of colorectal cancer.

Why Aren’t More Surgeons Using Minimally Invasive Techniques for Emergent Colorectal Surgery?

A recent study concluded that minimally invasive techniques are associated with better outcomes for patients who undergo emergent colorectal surgery. The study also identified factors that may account for the disparity in the use of these techniques for emergent operations compared with elective surgeries.

Gastroenterologists: Well Paid, Mostly Happy with Their Chosen Specialty

Looking at data points measured from 2019–2022, gastroenterologists are in high demand.

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Satiety-inducing Device Shows Promise for Obesity Treatment

Bariatric surgery is the most effective option for sustained obesity treatment. However, new research published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces may offer a promising minimally invasive alternative for those unable or...

What Happens When Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines Expand?

New guidelines have lowered the recommended starting age for colorectal cancer screening. One expert says clinicians need to do more to increase screening access and compliance while ensuring no patient population is left behind.

GERD: Advances in Treatment and Prevention

Recent trials and studies have led to promising insights and new options for the management and treatment of GERD for some patients.

The Gut Microbiome: An 80-Year Exploration

Key milestones have shaped our knowledge of the gut microbiota and its role in human health.

Steroid-Sparing Therapy Shown to Reduce Risk of Crohn’s Disease Complications

A retrospective analysis shows that steroid-sparing therapy helps prevent perianal fistulizing complications by nearly 60%.

Common Procedure for Gastric Cancer Shows Promise for North American Patients

Endoscopic submucosal dissection was shown to be highly effective at removing superficial gastric tumors and is a viable option for patients around the globe.

IBD, Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis: Numbers You Need to Know

In 2015, 1.3% of U.S. adults — around 3 million people — had diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.