The Doctor's Guide to Gastrointestinal Health

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An authoritative, comprehensive guide to gastrointestinal health Digestive ailments whether mild or life-threatening are a major concern for tens of millions of people. Dr. Paul Miskovitz, a physician at one of the world's top medical institutions, helps readers understand the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and medical treatments for a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders. He also presents a commonsense guide to maintaining healthy digestion. Paul Miskovitz, MD (New York, NY), is Clinical Professor of Medicine ...

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Overview

An authoritative, comprehensive guide to gastrointestinal health Digestive ailments whether mild or life-threatening are a major concern for tens of millions of people. Dr. Paul Miskovitz, a physician at one of the world's top medical institutions, helps readers understand the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and medical treatments for a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders. He also presents a commonsense guide to maintaining healthy digestion. Paul Miskovitz, MD (New York, NY), is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is also an Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital and has been regularly chosen as one of the Top Doctors in America in the book of the same name. Marian Betancourt (Brooklyn, NY) is a freelance writer.

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What People Are Saying

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"This is the reference guide you dream about—answers to all yourimportant questions, written in a language you can understand. Foreveryone who wants better health and peace of mind." —DianeSawyer, Co-anchor of ABCNews’ Good Morning America andPrimetime Thursday

"An important, practical, easy-to-read and understand source ofinformation for anyone with a chronic gastrointestinal problem."—Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D., Rossi Distinguished Professor ofClinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center and bestsellingauthor

"As a long time patient of Dr. Miskovitz, I highly recommend TheDoctor's Guide to Gastrointestinal Health for anyone wanting toknow the vital importance of preventative procedures—before it'stoo late." —Warner Wolf, TV and radio sportscaster and author ofLet's Go to the Videotape '

"This book will provide for patients and their relativesauthoritative, up-to-date information about most diseases of thegastrointestinal tract. The disorders are clearly explained andavailable treatments are outlined in clear language. Of specialimportance is the description of various diagnostic procedures usedin gastroenterology, together with important information about whatpatients can expect before, during and after these treatments. Thisshould go a long way toward relieving the anxiety that accompaniesdiagnostic procedures." Jeremiah A. Barondess, M.D., President ofThe New York Academy of Medicine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471462378
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/25/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 952,168
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

PAUL MISKOVITZ, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Medicine at WeillMedical College of Cornell University. He is also an attendingphysician at New York–Presbyterian Hospital and has beenregularly chosen as one of America's Top Doctors in the book of thesame name.

MARIAN BETANCOURT is a journalist and author of more than adozen books. She is the coauthor of several health books, includingThe Prostate Cancer Sourcebook (Wiley) and What to Do If You GetColon Cancer (Wiley), which she cowrote with Dr. Miskovitz.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: UNDERSTANDING HOW YOUR GUT WORKS AND HOW TO IDENTIFYPROBLEMS.

1. What We Know about the Gut: Yesterday, Today, andTomorrow.

2. How to Find A Gastroenterologist and the ProperDiagnosis.

3. What You Need to Know about Endoscopic Procedures forDiagnosis and Treatment.

PART II: MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR DISORDERS AND DISEASES OF THEGASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM.

4. The Esophagus.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
Benign Esophageal Tumors and Cancer.
Other Disorders of the Esophagus.

5. The Stomach.
Dyspepsia, Gastritis, and Ulcers.
Benign Gastric Tumors and Stomach Cancer.
Other Disorders of the Stomach.

6. The Small Intestine.
Celiac Disease.
Other Disorders of the Small Intestine.

7. The Gallbladder.
Gallstones.
Other Conditions of the Gallbladder.

8. The Pancreas.
Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer.

9. The Liver.
Hepatitis.
Cholestatic and Metabolic Liver Diseases.
Cirrhosis of the Liver and Liver Failure.
Liver Biopsy, Tumors, Cancer, and Transplantation.
Other Conditions of the Liver.

10. The Colon and Rectum.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis.
Colon Polyps and Polyposis Syndromes.
Colon Cancer.
Anorectal and Perianal Disorders.

11. The Abdominal Cavity.
Abdominal Wall and Groin Hernias.
Appendicitis.

PART III: MAINTAINING GASTROINTESTINAL HEALTH.

12. A Commonsense Guide to Diet and Exercise.

Appendix: Resources.

Index.

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