Host: Samir Kakodkar, MD – specialist in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Medical School: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Internal Medicine Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Advanced Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and Colitis): Northwestern Memorial Hospital
7900 N Milwaukee Ave Suite 19, Niles, IL 60714
For appointments: 847-318-9595
Contact: [email protected]
DISCLAIMER – THIS PODCAST IS NOT MEANT TO BE MEDICAL ADVICE. IT IS AN OPEN DISCUSSION TO ENCOURAGE FURTHER RESEARCH INTO THIS TOPIC.
A conversation with a friend with ulcerative colitis (possibly Crohn’s colitis) who is now facing surgery. He tried his best to avoid it including implementing some very unconventional things – diet, fecal transplant, a medication called Xeljanz (prior to FDA approval) and even hyperbaric oxygen therapy. He shares his insights and we will follow-up with him post surgery.