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General Gastrointestinal Surgery

UT Southwestern: A global leader in robotic pancreas surgery

Robotic-assisted Whipple surgery for pancreatic cancer is one of the most complex GI procedures – and UT Southwestern is a leader in this field, training U.S. and international surgeons. Explore our Simulation Center and how robotic surgery can benefit patients.

How to spot H. pylori – an infection that can cause gastritis and ulcers

Most people are infected with H. pylori bacteria but only a few will develop complications such as ulcers or gastric cancer. Learn the symptoms and when to seek care.

Gut health hacks on TikTok: What really works to improve digestive function

Dr. Josephine Ni explains what "gut health" really is, and why TikTok trends like cleanses and supplements probably won't help your digestive health in the long run.

Treating hemorrhoidal disease: Conservative vs. surgical approaches

Hemorrhoidal disease affects about 10 million people per year in the U.S., but many people aren't aware of the many effective treatment options that are available.

No colostomy bag after colorectal cancer surgery? Avoid it with this advanced procedure

Young patients may worry that having colon surgery will require them to wear a colostomy bag. But Linda Farkas, M.D., says 80-90% of patients won't need one. Learn more.

What causes GI issues in teens – and how to get them to talk about it

For some students, heading back to school sparks excitement. For others, it's a source of new or worsening gastrointestinal pain. In this week’s MedBlog, Nandini Channabasappa, M.D., discusses why school stress can provoke GI issues and how to treat them.

Does high-fructose corn syrup cause colon cancer? 6 tips for millennials

By 2030, researchers expect up to a 90 percent increase in colon cancer diagnoses in millennials. But why? In this MedBlog, Syed Kazmi, M.D., discusses whether the U.S. food staple high-fructose corn syrup is to blame and offers tips for millennials to reduce their risk. Learn more.

Specialist spotlight: Paging Dr. Magdalena Espinoza

Dr. Magdalena Espinoza is a gastroenterologist with expertise in treating digestive and liver conditions. She practices at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Frisco, Texas.