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October 2016

Patient Care

Endoscopy is first line treatment for post-transplant strictures
Endoscopic interventions for biliary strictures after liver transplantation have a high success rate and are the preferred approach in patients with duct-to-duct anastomoses.


Multidisciplinary approach essential for effective weight management
A broad spectrum of nutritional, behavioral, pharmacological, endoscopic and surgical therapies is essential for managing obesity and its complications and comorbidities.

Comprehensive lifestyle program may improve functional gastrointestinal disorders
Mayo Clinic's Healthy Living Program offers wellness plans for people wanting to maximize fitness, lose weight and manage stress. The same approach may help patients with functional bowel disorders.

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Research

EUS-guided duct drainage has high success rate but remains technically challenging
In experienced centers, duct drainage guided by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has a relatively high success rate. But the procedure is among the most technically challenging for endoscopists and carries potentially serious risks.


See all Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Education

4th Annual Mayo Clinic Esophageal Diseases Course 2016
Dec. 2-3, 2016, in Phoenix
This course explores advances in the management of esophageal disease, including high-resolution manometry and impedance monitoring, new techniques for endoscopic detection and treatment of Barrett's esophagus, and insights into eosinophilic esophagitis.


Gastrointestinal Advances in Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery: Where Are We in 2017?

June 16-18, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla.
This course covers recent advances in minimally invasive and therapeutic endoscopy approaches to gastrointestinal diseases. It includes lectures from international experts, live case demonstrations and video cases.


See all Gastroenterology Continuous Professional Development courses

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