December 3rd, 2008
Are We Telling Patients the Truth About Colonoscopy?
Last week I heard one of our really talented GI fellows talking with a patient before her open access colonoscopy, and she told the patient that this test prevents colon cancer. I was somewhat surprised at the definitive implication of that statement and later asked her how much protection from colon cancer does colonoscopy screening provide? What […]
November 4th, 2008
What does it mean to be a gastroenterologist in 2008? Is our field moving in the right direction? I suspect that most gastroenterologists were and are attracted to the specialty because it offered the opportunity to deal with multiple organs and diseases. My generation of gastroenterologists came of age along with the exciting and emerging ability to diagnose–and […]