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FDA Approves Evolution Colonic Stent To Relieve Pain and Assist With Obstructions Prior to Colectomy Procedures by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 09 Jul 2012 2:20pm The stent is said to potentially eliminate multiple procedures and if you are familiar with Cook Medical they make quite a few stents for use in treating PAD and pulmonary areas so we have a stent for another part of the body.  The mechanism makes it easier to place and retract the stent and can provide relief to those with colon cancer with reli ... Read on »
Natalie’s New Blog on Colectomy by Megan and Mark H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Jun 2009 10:43pm Natalie with her Partner Hey Readers,  We recently met Natalie who has just had a colectomy after living with UC. She has created a blog and we wanted to let you know about it. Email from Natalie below: “I have recently had a colectomy in March and a reversal just 2 weeks ago tomorrow, following years of having ulcerated colitis. ... Read on »
Malpractice defense: Internal Hernia Following Laparoscopic Right Colectomy by David W. Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Sep 2010 10:55am In addition to my consulting work and writing the Health Business Blog , I’m chairman of the board of Advanced Practice Strategies (APS), a medical risk management firm that provides litigation support for malpractice defense and an eLearning curriculum focused on enhancing patient safety. To learn more contact: Timothy C ... Read on »
Natalie’s New Blog on Colectomy by Megan and Mark H. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 3:28pm Natalie with her Partner Hey Readers,  We recently met Natalie who has just had a colectomy after living with UC. She has created a blog and we wanted to let you know about it. Email from Natalie below: I have recently had a colectomy in March and a reversal just 2 weeks ago tomorrow, following years of having ulcerated colitis. ... Read on »
Reader Email: Allie is thinking about a colectomy by Jackie Z Posted Wed 20 Jun 2012 3:11pm I realized that I send out a lot of specific/good information through reader emails that you guys never get to see. With permission of the sender, I’m going to start posting some of them for you all to read. Jackie! I like you a lot. Been reading your blog all night. I have had Crohn’s foreverrr. Like since I was 12. Now I’m 26. I ha ... Read on »
Colectomy problems by ej1228 Posted Sun 07 Jun 2009 7:44pm 2 Comments Had a left side colectomy April 17th, removed about 12 inches.  The first problem that I had after arriving home was an infection in the incision that was cleared up fairly quickly with antibiotics.  The second thing was I started running about 101 temp, lots of pain and cramping and LOTS of trips to the bathroom.  After many tests and a CT scan, ... Read on »
Avoid certain sodas after colectomy. by lcampbe79 Patient Expert Posted Mon 18 May 2009 10:33pm So over the weekend I have been craving soda like there’s no tomorrow. For a couple days “The Hubby” and I were spending about $.69 going to the gas station and getting fountain sodas, way cheaper than the grocery store (this was a little while ago). But unfortunately when you do that you are limited as to what you can drink depending on ... Read on »
Ileal Pouch Reconstruction by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What is Ileal Pouch Reconstruction? Ileal pouch reconstruction has allowed patients with conditions such as ulcerative colitis, familial polyposis and certain types of colon cancer to avoid living with a permanent ileostomy and external appliance after colectomy. The procedure involves removing the colon, rectum and anal canal lini ... Read on »
Episode-Based Payment Bundling in Medicare by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 19 Oct 2010 9:15am Bundled payment has been gaining popularity in the minds of policymakers.  In essence, a bundled payment structure gives providers a single lump sum payment to cover all related services for an episode of care.  In the private sector, the Texas Heart Institute and Geisinger Health System both charge a single lump sum for certain procedures. Th ... Read on »
IBD by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Jun 2009 9:53pm Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease, probably involving an immune reaction of the body to its own intestinal tract. The 2 major types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. As the name suggests, ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon; Crohn disease can involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract from the ... Read on »