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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more


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What does a gastroenterology doctor do?

What does a gastroenterology doctor do?

GI Tract care: Gastrenterologists are doctors that diagnose and treat conditions affecting the gastro-intestinal tract (git) or digestive system which consists of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines up to the anus as well as adjorning organs such as the liver, pancreas, gall bladder etc. Common conditions treated by GI docs include ibs, crohns & uc, GI cancers & ulcers, hemorroids, gerd etc. ...Read more

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Whats a pediatric gastroenterology clinic?

Whats a pediatric gastroenterology clinic?

See below: A pediatric gastroenterology clinic specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with disease of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, colon, liver and pancreas. ...Read more

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If I have IBS should I see a gastroenterology doctor?

If I have IBS should I see a gastroenterology doctor?

Yes: But try to find one that has had a lot of experience and good success with treqting patients with ibs. ...Read more

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Is there no cure for pancrease (pancrelipase) divisium with pain?

Is there no cure for pancrease (pancrelipase) divisium with pain?

Pancreatic divisum: Patients with pancreatic division are often worked up with mrcp and/or ercp. Patients may undergo endoscopic or surgical therapy, in the form of sphincterotomy or sphincteroplasty. In a systematic review, liao found that the pooled response rate to surgical intervention for acute recurrent pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, and chronic abdominal pain was 83.2%, 66.7%, and 51.6%, respectively; the overall response rate to surgery was 74.9%. ...Read more

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Could I have a pancrease (pancrelipase) transfer to cure diabetics?

Could I have a pancrease (pancrelipase) transfer to cure diabetics?

Yes: In diabetics a pancreas transplant is often performed together with a kidney transplant. There is also research into using pancreatic islet cell transplantation which is less invasive usually than a whole organ transplantation in diabetics to restore beta cell function (the Insulin producing cells of the pancreas.) islet cell transplantation is still considered experimental. ...Read more

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Mymedicaldomains.Com – anyone heard of those guys and the medical domains? Are those really medical domains? If so I intend to buy gastroenterology.Md

Not really: .Md is the top level domain assigned to the republic of moldova. All countries have been given tlds. (.Us=usa). This site is trying to act as a reseller of these domains similar to how many companies resell the .Com domaines. The listed site for purchasing domains is http://www.Register.Md/ if you truly want one of the expensive domains, would recommend going through the official site. ...Read more

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What are actions of pancrease (pancrelipase)?

What are actions of pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Enzyme: Is a synthetic enzyme to replace enzymes that are produced naturally in the pancreas to help facilitate digestion. ...Read more

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Is pancrelipase a good substitute to pancrease?

Is pancrelipase a good substitute to pancrease?

Maybe: It depends on why you're taking pancrease (pancrelipase). If it's because your pancreas does not make enough pancrease (pancrelipase) on its own (pancreatic exocrine insufficiency), then you may also be deficient in lipase, so a combination of the two may be good for your condition. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are there any artificial pancreases (pancrelipase)?

Are there any artificial pancreases (pancrelipase)?

No: However, transplant of small cellular components of the pancreas which make the insulin, called islets, are done in a few experimental centers around the country. In addition, some patients can do well with an external artificial Insulin pump which delivers Insulin over a two day period and has to be adjusted less frequently than given Insulin shots. ...Read more

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To change from pancrease to pancrelipase. Is that favorable?

To change from pancrease to pancrelipase. Is that favorable?

Maybe: It depends on why you're taking pancrease (pancrelipase). If it's because your pancreas does not make enough pancrease (pancrelipase) on its own (pancreatic exocrine insufficiency), then you may also be deficient in lipase, so a combination of the two may be good for your condition. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are some cases in which a person will need to get pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Pancreas conditions: Pancrease (pancrelipase) is a supplementary dietary enzyme used to replace the digestive enzyme from the pancreas. If you have had pancreas surgery, pancreas injury, pancreatitis, or pancreas gland dysfunction, then replacing the enzyme can help with food digestion. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can use as a natural home substitute for pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Is there anything I can use as a natural home substitute for pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Don't waste your $ !: Assuming you have a normal functioning pancreas (that makes bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) digestive enzymes, & insulin) then you don't need to supplement pancreatic products. Otc "enzymes" are often inadequately regulated as to amount & efficacy, & can actually hurt the intestines when taken in high dose unnecessarily for a prolonged time. Instead, see your doctor to address if you are maldigesting your food. ...Read more

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Could anyone tell which hospitals/doctors in pune are good for gastroenterology/hepatology?

Could anyone tell which hospitals/doctors in pune are good for gastroenterology/hepatology?

Dont know pune: I don't know where pune is but by going to the websites of the aga you can search for an aga member near your. https://secure.gastro.org/gilocator/locator.asp. ...Read more

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How to treat fatty pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Usually no need: Dr. Kim is correct. As an autopsy pathologist, i see this frequently and unless there is obvious disease already, it's a normal variant. Different people deposit fat in different places (look around you!) and many people store some in their pancreas. ...Read more

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Is pancrelipase a good substitute for pancrease enzymes?

Yes?: If you have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, the treatment is oral pancreatic enzymes (aka pancrealipase). These enzymes are also used to treat chronic pancreatitis. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is fairly uncommon, generally seen in patient with a history of acute or chronic pancreatitis or cystic fibrosis or pancreatic surgery. ...Read more

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What is a mucinuos cystic neoplasm of the pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Complicated: There are three possible entities to which you are referring. Mucinous cystadenoma (benign), mucinous cystadenosarcoma (malignant), and intraductal papillary mucinous tumor (benign or malignant). All three have certain appearances on imaging studies. They can be treated surgically and if malignant, have a better prognosis than "traditional" pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma). ...Read more

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