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The field of gastroenterology is as wide as the the amount of the body that it covers. Because of this there are certain challenges doctors face whether they treat the entire gastrointestinal system or just specific parts.
For patients dealing with a variety of conditions fecal microbiota transplantation may be the best option for treatment. Explaining the procedure to patients can sometimes be a delicate conversation for doctors with good results so far.
Intestinal transplantation can be the last resort for patients suffering from intestinal failure or other difficult conditions. Finding ways to make the procedure more effective can help more patients return to a higher quality of life.