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Gastrointestinal Cancers and Imaging

Key Faculty

Marc Shabot, MD

Types of Diseases Seen

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Small bowel cancer
  • Pancreas/Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Colo-rectal cancer

Types of Treatments Provided

  • Screening for gastrointestinal cancer
  • Staging of gastroinestinal cancer
  • Tissue diagnosis of pancreatobilairy cancer
  • Stents for obstructed gastrointestinal tract or biliary tree
  • Endoscopic treatment of bleeding gastrointestinal cancer
  • Celiac plexus neurolysis for pain from pancreatic or other gastrointestinal cancers
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection of gastrointestinal neoplasms

Unique or New Things that UTMB Does in this Field

  • Endoscopic Ultrasound for Diagnosis and Intervention
  • Improved devices for colonoscopy and small bowel endoscopy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • High magnification endoscopy
  • Detection of flat colorectal polyps
  • Celiac plexus neurolysis
  • Staging of lung cancer
  • Evaluation of mediastinal lymphadenopathy of unknown origin

How to Make an Appointment

Call 409.772.1502

The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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