A Cleveland Clinic podcast exploring your digestive and surgical health from end to end. You’ll learn how to have the best digestive health possible from your gall bladder to your liver and more from our host, Colorectal Surgery Chairman Scott Steele, MD.
Surgical Options for Pancreatic Cancer
Hard to detect, pancreatic cancer is usually not found until advanced stages which leads to increased mortality. Listen as Robert Simon, MD joins Butts & Guts to discuss signs and symptoms you should know, as well as innovative surgical procedures that can remove affected tissue.
What To Know About Organ Donation
April is Donate Life Month, and Butts & Guts is excited to have Charles Miller, MD, Cleveland Clinic's Enterprise Director of Transplantation, join to discuss the important topic of organ donation. Learn about common questions and misconceptions about becoming a donor, and the innovative ways Cleveland Clinic's Transplant Center is providing better outcomes and quality of life for donors and recipients.
All About Intestinal Transplants
Each year, lives are saved and transformed because of innovative transplant expertise. Anil Vaidya, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic's Intestinal Transplant Program, discusses incidence rates and types of intestinal transplants, when they are needed, and what's on the horizon for improving quality of life post-transplant.
Colorectal Cancer Symptoms and Screening Guidelines
Sarah Vogler, MD joins Butts & Guts to wrap up Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2021. Listen as she discusses colorectal cancer symptoms to watch out for, as well as updates in screening guidelines and colonoscopy prep.
4th Angel Mentoring Program
The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is an innovative, interactive approach to cancer support in which patients and caregivers are matched with trained volunteers. Matches are primarily made based on similar age and cancer experiences to best empower caregivers and patients with knowledge, awareness, hope and a helping hand. Listen as coordinator Mary Jones joins Butts & Guts to discuss this uplifting program.
Bringing Awareness to Hereditary Colorectal Cancer
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the United States, but advances in early detection and treatment make it one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer. David Liska, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic's Weiss Center, joins Butts & Guts to discuss the hereditary aspect of colorectal cancer. Listen as he discusses some common questions, syndromes, treatment options, and genetic testing opportunities that align with this disease.
That Dr Valente is a sharp one
“Actually you don’t need your colon”
I’m sorry. WHAT?
The episode I listened to completely wrote off any sort of dietary interventions and only touted powerful drugs and surgery to remove a colon of someone with ulcerative colitis. He said “you actually don’t need a colon”, which is wild. There are hundreds of important functions that stem from processes in the colon. Work to rehabilitate and heal it before you go to immune suppressing drugs and removal.
I’m stunned and saddened.