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Digestive Health Services Patient Stories

UW Health Digestive Health Services specialists provide comprehensive clinical services related to the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, anorectum, liver, gallbladder/biliary tree and pancreas.
 
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UW Health Digestive Health Services patient Cecelia and her family.

 

Cecelia's Story

 

Cecelia came to a UW Health Digestive Health Services clinic that caters specifically to pregnant women for help with hyperemesis gravidarum, a rare condition during pregnancy that is characterized by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss and electrolyte imbalance.

 

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UW Health Digestive Health Services patient Melissa Todd

 

Melissa's Story

 

After years of gastric problems, abdominal pain and questions, experts at UW Health Digestive Health Services diagnosed Melissa with colonic inertia and were able to help her return to a "normal, pain-free life."

 

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UW Health Digestive Health Services patient Sandhya with her daughter

 

Sandhya's Story

 

Sandhya was just 30 years old and a busy mom when a colonoscopy found a tumor that proved to be cancerous. The multidisciplinary team at UW Health Digestive Health Services worked together quickly to treat Sandhya. 

 

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UW Health Digestive Health Services patient Palmer and grandson 

Palmer's Story

 

UW Health physicians used a new ablation technique to destroy pre-cancerous cells in Palmer Bell's Barrett's esophagus.

 

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UW Health Digestive Health Services patient Tim 

Tim's Story

 

Tim has had two colonoscopies at UW Hospital, and says "both times I felt completely confident that I was being cared for by the very best doctors and nurses."

 

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UW Health Digestive Health Services patient Dana, making her famous cupcakes 

Dana Fauerbach

 

Dana Fauerbach has trusted UW Health gastroenterologist Mark Reichelderfer to treat her Crohn's Disease for the past 30 years. Recently, the doctor found a way to help Fauerbach get her serious condition under control.

 

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UW Health Digestive Health Services patient Jillian with her daughter 

Jillian Ranson

 

Jillian opted for UW Health's Digestive Health Services to aid in her long battle against Crohn's disease.

 

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UW Health Digestive Health Services patient Charles 

Charles Snowdon

 

Charles Snowdon's virtual colonoscopy revealed two abdominal aortic aneurysms that put him at risk for a severe rupture and may not have been detected without virtual colonoscopy.

 

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UW Health Digestive Health Services patient Katie Hopwood 

Katie Hopwood

 

At age 17, Katie Hopwood was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a painful and debilitating chronic inflammation of the colon. UW Health colon and rectal surgeons used a minimally invasive approach to remove Katie's inflamed colon and reconstruct her lower small intestine.

 

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UW Health Digestive Health Services patient Roxanne Shain 

Roxanne Shain

 

A frequent exerciser and non-smoker, Roxanne Shain was surprised when she found out she had colon cancer. Thanks to a new procedure performed by a UW Carbone Cancer Center doctor, Roxanne was feeling back-to-normal only three weeks after her surgery.

 

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