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A Gastroenterologist Cheats on the Colonoscopy Prep

Posted by Frederick Gandolfo MD, on

I’ll just start out by letting you know that I had mixed feelings about posting this. Not because I’m embarrassed to publicly discuss my colonoscopy experience (weirdly enough, I am OK with that part), but because I don’t want to be responsible for people interpreting what I’m about to...

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What Causes Colon Polyps?

Posted by Frederick Gandolfo MD, on

When it comes to colon cancer prevention, the polyp is the key player to know. Colon polyps, called adenomas, are precancerous growths originating from the inner lining of the colon wall. There are other types of polyps in the colon which are not considered precancerous, but for our purposes...

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Frederick Gandolfo MD, on

It’s March, which means it’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Preventing colon cancer is one of the most important things that we gastroenterologists get to do. Even if you’re not particularly interested in colon cancer, there will still be some interesting stuff for you to read this here as I...

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Think Twice Before Large Colonic Polyp Surgery

Posted by Frederick Gandolfo MD, on

Large colonic polyps used to be managed by a surgeon, similar to how colon cancer is still managed…cut it out and hope for the best. However, it is clear that when possible, these large non-cancerous polyps are more safely removed using advanced endoscopic techniques, such as endoscopic mucosal resection...

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