Early referral does not mean early surgery in IBD

ORLANDO — Surgeons have become an important part of an inflammatory bowel disease care team. While there were only a handful of surgeons who participated in meetings with patients, Feza H. Remzi, MD, of NYU Langone School of Medicine, said it is now much more common.Remzi told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease that having a surgeon as part of a care team should send a message of collaboration to the patient and not an indication that they are being rushed to surgery.“Early referral to surgery doesn’t mean early surgery,” he said. “Early referral to a surgeonRead More

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