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Josh Gates's Road to Packing on Pounds and Finding New Life

July 30, 2019

Josh Gates’s Road to Packing on Pounds and Finding New Life

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After 12 years of trying to get a handle on Crohn’s disease, Josh Gates decided to seek help from Mayo Clinic. Ten days after surgery, he was on the road to a better life.

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Tags: Dr. George Saffouri, Gastroenterology, gastrojejunostomy


Mayo Gastroenterologist's Not-So-Secret Hollywood Life

October 16, 2018

Mayo Gastroenterologist’s Not-So-Secret Hollywood Life

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If you pay close attention, you may get a glimpse of Mayo Clinic’s David Fleischer, M.D., in the blockbuster movie “Venom,” thanks to his close relationship with the director: his son Ruben.

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Tags: Dr. David Fleischer, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


January 10, 2017

Researchers Hope the (Electronic) Nose Knows When It Comes to Cancer

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A research team led by Mayo Clinic gastroenterology resident Daniel Chan, M.D., is out to prove that you don’t need a sixth sense to sniff out cancer, but maybe just make better use of one of the big five. The team is hoping the sense of smell can be an effective tool to screen patients […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, Dr. Daniel Chan, Esophageal cancer, Gastroenterology


December 8, 2016

Mayo Patient Celebrates End of Radiation Treatments with Scottish Flair

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Six months after having surgery to remove the cancer from his body, Leonard Hislop was told that the cancer had returned. He suddenly was facing 30 rounds of radiation. But instead of dreading those treatments, Leonard decided he was going to find a way to “make it fun.” And for the first 21 days, he […]

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Tags: Dr. Johnson Thistle, Gastroenterology, Nancy Heinzelman, Radiation Oncology


May 17, 2016

Briggs’ Big Adventure: Third-Grader Documents His Journey to Mayo Clinic for Answers

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Like many people facing medical tests, 9-year-old Briggs Wilhoit was anxious about his upcoming trip to Mayo Clinic. “He’s usually very easy going,” says Briggs’ mom, Amy Wilhoit. “But he was really nervous … and was having trouble sleeping.” Then Briggs’ teacher suggested he document his experience for his third-grade classmates. “That was a game-changer,” […]

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Tags: Dr. Imad Absah, Dr. Jennifer Hand, Dr. Mounif El-Youssef, Gastroenterology, pediatrics


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