Sunday, June 27, 2010

Monday, June 28th, 2010 on The Doctor Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114 and XM 119: Doctor Radio!

We have a very gastrointestinal day planned for tomorrow! From diverticulitis to reflux to dealing with cancer of the gastrointestinal tract we have it covered!

Diverticulitis is an extremely common problem. Although diagnosing it has become pretty easy, the decision about what to do if you have it has become more and more complicated over time. Dr. David Crawford, the Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Illinois at Peoria will be coming on to talk about diverticulosis, diverticulitis, how to treat it and how to avoid it. He will also talk about the possible advantages of using robotic assisted surgery as an aid to removing diseased portions of the colon!

Call us with your diverticulosis questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Working our way up the gastrointestinal tract and down the age-ladder, Beth Anderson, the Executive Director of the Pediatric Adolescent Gastrointestinal Reflux Association (PAGER) will be coming on to talk about the problems of reflux in children from the parent's perspective.

If you have a child or grandchild with GERD, you are not going to want to miss what Ms. Anderson has to say! Call us with your questions about GERD at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

We have gotten pretty good at screening for colon cancer, but unfortunately, its still not perfect. And we have made little progress in screening for other common gastrointestinal cancer's, such as the stomach, esophagus and pancreas. Dr. Elliott Newman, the Chief of Surgical GI Oncology, will be joining me to talk a little bit about some new screening tests and about what happens, when, unfortunately, cancer is found.

If you or a loved one is faced with a diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancer such as colon, stomach or esophagus, and has a question on what to do next, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

We will of course, finish the show with Ask Dr. Ira. Give us a call with your questions on any medical topic at 1-877-NYU-DOCS. If you aren't able to call, you can always email me!

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