Gastroenterology

Drs. Stasik and Bub Provide New Insights into Prevention of Colorectal Cancer

By focusing on the detection of colon polyps, surgeons at Lehigh Valley Colon and Rectal Specialists draw on their research experience and ongoing innovations to prevent colon cancer.


Easton Hospital and Lindsley D. Van der Veer, MD, FACP, Enhance Long-Standing Partnership

For the longtime Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Easton Hospital, the decision to formally join forces with the hospital is an endorsement both of Easton’s collaborative atmosphere and of its commitment to excellent care.

 


Colorectal Surgeon Performing New Treatments for Fecal Incontinence

According to a National Institutes of Health-funded study appearing in the journal Gastroenterology, approximately 18 million — or one in 12 — U.S. adults have fecal incontinence (FI). Other sources estimate FI prevalence is closer to one in 10 adult Americans. Lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and exercise, may aid in prevention of FI. For more severe cases, newer treatment options that will provide patients relief are available. David S. Bub, MD, is among few doctors in the region specializing in newer treatment options for FI sufferers.


Blurring the Line Between Physicians and Machines

Terminator Director James Cameron conceived the idea of Skynet in the 1980s. Thirty years later, robots have begun to permeate the field of medicine, most recently in the form of an automated, anesthesia-administering device.


A Noninvasive Option for Colorectal Screening

A recently developed stool DNA test provides an additional, patient-friendly way for physicians to encourage colorectal cancer screening.