Latest IBD Program News
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- April 30, 2013
The Yale IBD Program will be offering two new clinical trials for IBD Patients. The enrollment is expected to start in a few weeks.
- April 10, 2013
The Yale IBD Program team was represented by Dr. Ioannis Oikonomou at the CCFA CT Chapter Annual Patient Education Symposium. Dr. Oikonomou was a speaker at the Novel Therapies in IBD session.
- December 01, 2012
Dr. Longo is chosen as one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors of 2012
- November 01, 2012
In one of the largest studies of its kind ever conducted, an international team of scientists has thrown new light on the genetic basis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a group of chronic autoimmune digestive disorders affecting 2.5 million people worldwide. The study appears in the November 1 issue of the journal Nature.
- June 01, 2010
A gastroenterologist and a colorectal surgeon seeing patients together eliminates long waits, and results in better and timely treatments.
- September 01, 2009
For colorectal surgeon Walter E. Longo, MD, the biggest challenge of his job isn’t standing on his feet for hours in the operating room. “For people with benign disease like hemorrhoids or diverticulitis, or other situations where surgery may be problematic, the real art of surgery is to know when not to operate,” he said. Longo estimates that for every five patients he sees in surgical consultation, one or two don’t need surgery.