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Patient Stories and News

UW Health Digestive Health Service specialists provide comprehensive clinical services related to the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, anorectum, liver, gallbladder/biliary tree and pancreas.
 
Patient Stories
 

A Patient's Colonoscopy Experience: Hear from Tim

Dana's Story

Virtual Colonoscopy Patient Stories: Jackie

Virtual Colonoscopy Patient Stories: Beverly

Colonoscopy Patient Stories - Eileen's Story

Colonoscopy Patient Testimonial

 
In The News
 
Top 10 Digestive Issues for Women

Top 10 Digestive Issues for Women

10. Diet/nutrition issues9. Stress8. Heartburn7. Upset stomach6. Diarrhea5. Bloating4. Constipation3. Gas2. Pain1. All of the above! These are the top 10 digestive issues suffered by women, according to Sumona Saha, MD, UW Health gastroenterolog...
3/26/2014 | Top 10 Digestive Issues for Women

Colon Cancer Screening: 80 Percent by 2018

Colon Cancer Screening: 80 Percent by 2018

Madison, Wisconsin - Wisconsin is taking part in a national campaign by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) to focus efforts over the next four years on dramatically increasing the colorectal cancer screening rates and awareness of the ...
3/17/2014 | Colon Cancer Screening: 80 Percent by 2018

The Physical and Mental Impact of IBS

The Physical and Mental Impact of IBS

Madison, Wisconsin - Everyone experiences digestive troubles at some time. Perhaps it was a few too many onion rings, or Uncle Bob's three-alarm chili. The results can be uncomfortable and occasionally embarrassing. But, there are times when the gas ...
11/15/2013 | The Physical and Mental Impact of IBS

Eating Against the Grain: How to Control Celiac Disease

Eating Against the Grain: How to Control Celiac Disease

Madison, Wisconsin - In the last 50 years, many grocery stores, restaurants, and cookbooks have modified their offerings to accommodate people with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by the foods they eat.  Celiac disease is a...
10/16/2013 | Eating Against the Grain: How to Control Celiac Disease

UW Health Consolidates Services at New Digestive Health Center

UW Health Consolidates Services at New Digestive Health Center

Madison, Wisconsin - One of the most environmentally "friendly" health care buildings in Madison will open for business April 8 after a ribbon-cutting ceremony today. The UW Health Digestive Health Center (DHC), 750 University Row on Madison's w...
4/02/2013 | UW Health Consolidates Services at New Digestive Health Center

Collaboration Catalyzes Speedy Care for Colon Cancer Patient

Collaboration Catalyzes Speedy Care for Colon Cancer Patient

Madison, Wisconsin - Sandhya was just 30 years old and a busy mom with a young daughter. Thankfully, she wasn’t too busy to pay attention to her body. When she found some blood in her stool, she decided to schedule an appointment with her ...
3/21/2013 | Collaboration Catalyzes Speedy Care for Colon Cancer Patient

HALO RFA Destroys Pre-cancerous Tissue from Barrett's Esophagus Patient

HALO RFA Destroys Pre-cancerous Tissue from Barrett

Madison, Wis. - A southern boy at heart, Palmer Bell moved from Tennessee to Wisconsin to be closer to his daughter. He joked that he "liked the idea of having her close, to take care of me in my old age." As it turned out, his move brought him ...
1/23/2013 | HALO RFA Destroys Pre-cancerous Tissue from Barrett's Esophagus Patient

UW Health Radiologist's Personal, Professional Success Story Featured

UW Health Radiologist

Madison, Wisconsin - Dr. Perry Pickhardt pioneered a virtual colonoscopy procedure, a less-invasive procedure to help diagnose colon cancer. But the ambitious radiologist couldn't have imagined that his creation would help save the lif...
11/27/2012 | UW Health Radiologist's Personal, Professional Success Story Featured

Message to Those with Bowel Diseases: Get Your Flu Shot

Message to Those with Bowel Diseases: Get Your Flu Shot

Madison, Wisconsin - While many of us roll up our sleeves this time of the year to get a flu shot, it is even more vital for those suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to get immunized.   About one in 200 Americans has been ...
10/24/2012 | Message to Those with Bowel Diseases: Get Your Flu Shot

UW Hospital and Clinics Named Top Hospital in Wisconsin

UW Hospital and Clinics Named Top Hospital in Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - In its first-ever ranking of hospitals by state, U.S. News & World Report magazine has named University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics the top hospital in Wisconsin - and among the nation's top 50 hospitals in seven medica...
7/16/2012 | UW Hospital and Clinics Named Top Hospital in Wisconsin