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Hoag Appoints Dr. Elizabeth Raskin as Surgical Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has named colorectal surgeon Elizabeth Raskin, MD, as the new surgical director for the Margolis Family Inflammatory Bowel disease Program, part of the Hoag Digestive Institute.  Dr. Raskin has 20 years of experience in colon and rectal surgeries, performing robot-assisted surgeries and treating complex colorectal conditions with minimally invasive processes. … Continued

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Computer-assisted AI Diagnosis Aims to Reduce Colorectal Cancer at Hoag

Hoag is a nonprofit regional health system based in Orange County, California, that treats more than 30,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute care hospitals – Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Hoag Hospital Irvine – in addition to 10 health centers and 14 urgent care centers. The Problem Colorectal cancer represents the third … Continued

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Hospital is 1st in California to Use Medtronic’s AI Device for Colonoscopy

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif., is reportedly the first hospital in the state to perform a procedure using Medtronic’s artificial intelligence endoscopy module, GI Genius. Last year, the FDA granted de novo clearance for the device, Medtronic’s first AI system for colonoscopies.  The device uses AI to identify colorectal polyps and is compatible with … Continued

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What will gastroenterology look like in 10 years?

Five leaders in gastroenterology joined Becker’s to discuss what they think the profession will look like in 2031.  Question: What will gastroenterology look like in 10 years?  Michael Dragutsky. Chairman of One GI (Nashville, Tenn.): Two clinical emerging areas, which will be mainstays of practice, are targeted preventive screening based on patients’ individual genetic information and therapeutic adjustment … Continued

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Renowned Physicians to Guide Hoag’s Leading Digestive Health Institute

Officials with Hoag Digestive Health Institute – ranked last month among the top 50 such programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report –announced the appointment of two renowned physicians to guide the institute’s current treatment programs and planned expansion. Tse-Ling Fong, M.D., FACP, FAASLD, has been named director of the Hoag Liver Program, while … Continued

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10 Gastroenterologists to Know

Here are 10 physicians who specialize in gastroenterology:  Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Physicians are listed in alphabetical order. To nominate a gastroenterologist for future lists, please contact Ariana Portalatin at aportalatin@beckershealthcare.com. Eric Avezzano, MD. Bergen Medical Associates (Emerson, N.J.). Dr. Avezzano earned his medical degree from Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Renaissance School of Medicine. He … Continued

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Reflux and the Occurrence of Cancer

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disorder that is most commonly characterized by heartburn and regurgitation. GERD occurs when stomach acid, or occasionally bile, leak backwards from the stomach into the food pipe (esophagus), causing irritation of the lining in the esophagus. Heartburn and reflux are common digestive conditions and non-life threatening, yet, … Continued

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Now Open: Hoag Endoscopy Center

Outpatient endoscopy services are now available at Hoag Health Center-Newport Beach. Hoag Endoscopy Center was custom-built with physician input to maximize efficiency and streamline patient flow, ensuring the optimal patient experience. The new center is equipped with three spacious procedure rooms that include dictation stations with computers so physicians can easily document the case without … Continued

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