diverticulosis

Can you eat seeds, nuts, and popcorn if you have diverticulosis? Can diet prevent diverticulitis?

Posted by Frederick Gandolfo MD, on

Diverticulitis is a common and sometimes serious problem that affects several hundred thousand people each year. Diverticulitis is the condition where small outpouchings or “pockets” in the wall of the large intestine called diverticula become inflamed and infected, and typically presents as a constant lower abdominal pain, associated with...

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polyp removal

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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