Category: Gastroenterology (Page 2)
UVA Colorectal Surgeon Offering Sacral Nerve Stimulation to Relieve Fecal Incontinence
Sacral nerve stimulation utilizes a small, pacemaker-like device to deliver electrical impulses that stimulate the sacral nerve.
GI Referrals: Alternative Bowel Preparations for Colonoscopy and New Referral Form
Get tips to easily refer patients to UVA Endoscopy.
UVA Endoscopy Honored for Safe, Quality Care
The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that uphold the highest standards in their unit policies, credentialing, staff training and competency, as well as quality improvement measures.
Minimally-Invasive Procedure to Treat Achalasia Is Part of Emerging Field of Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), the most successful and widely performed Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES), is used to treat an esophageal motility disorder called achalasia.
The Latest Diagnostics for Digestive Disorders
The UVA Motility Laboratory offers a full spectrum of diagnostic tests that can help gastroenterologists pinpoint the causes of gastrointestinal disorders and pave the way for appropriate treatment.
UVA Opens Dedicated Multidisciplinary Clinic for Adult Eosinophilic Esophagitis
In response to the rise in diagnoses of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), UVA now has a multidisciplinary adult EoE clinic, one of only a handful of similar clinics in the United States.
Smarter Surgical Protocols Speed Recovery
In a recent UVA study, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols were shown to reduce length of stay, complication rate and costs, while increasing patient satisfaction.
Treating Complicated C. difficile Infections
For patients with recurrent C. difficile infections, UVA Health System is one of the region’s few providers offering an alternative treatment: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT).