Host Dr. Jay Goldstein welcomes Dr. Deborah Proctor, professor of medicine in the section of digestive diseases and medical director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at Yale University School of Medicine, to provide an overview of common female gastroenterological disorders. They discuss which gastroenterological disorders present differently in women than in men. How do pelvic surgeries, such as C-sections or hysterectomies, affect colon cancer screening efficacy in women? And what factors increase a woman's chance of developing irritable bowel syndrome or Barrett's esophagus?
Jill K. Gaidos, MDPeer