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New antiviral therapies for Hep C are eliminating complications and producing better than 90 percent cure rates, says Lorna Dove, MD, MPH, a hepatologist at Columbia’s Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation. In the past clinicians used to “watch and wait” carefully monitoring the patients to see if they would fall into the 25% who develop fibrosis, and the smaller percentage who progress to liver cancer. “In the past, drugs for this virus were hard to take and we weren’t sure how well they would work in different populations. As a result, many individuals felt they were living with time bomb and in the meantime, worried that they might transmit Hep C to their loved ones.
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The Adult Small Bowel Program at NYP/Columbia University is making advances in managing patients with intestinal and multivisceral transplants.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Pediatric Intestinal Transplantation and Liver Disease

NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital has one of the most advanced pediatric intestinal transplantation and rehabilitation programs in the country. “We have developed new protocols using induction therapy and in last four years, have achieved 100 percent one-year patient survival,” reports Mercedes Martinez, MD, Director of the Intestinal Transplant Program at the Center for Liver Disease. “We also are developing new research studying mechanisms of rejection in these patients. We also have one of the most comprehensive programs in the nation for pediatric liver transplantation with better than expected outcomes for patients and graft survival, at one month, three years and five years.”
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What you choose to eat and drink is crucial for improving symptoms from short bowel syndrome, enhancing absorption of nutrients and preventing dehydration. A few simple guidelines can make a big difference in your health.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

New Faculty in the Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery is delighted to welcome the following new faculty this fall.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery New Practice Locations

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