The Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology
Including GI Surgery

Our mission is excellence in the delivery of patient care, research, and education in diseases of the GI tract.

This specialty report highlights:

  • Perfecting transanal surgery and leading the development of minimally invasive surgical approaches for treatment of colon and rectal cancers 
  • A study looking at whether specific bacteria in the microbiome passed from mothers to their offspring increase the likelihood that their children eventually will develop inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) 
  • Researchers have discovered that biomarkers in the blood can help identify patients at risk for inflammatory bowel disease 
  • Two cases in which screening helped catch pancreatic disease early 
  • Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) procedures to treat cases of recurrent C. diff infections