Novel Gastrointestinal Procedures and the Role of the Microbiome

John Saltzman, MD, discusses the gastrointestinal tract and the integration of novel gastrointestinal procedures into treatment, and the role of the human microbiome in relation to GI disorders.

John Saltzman, MD, Director of Endoscopy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, shares his experiences and thoughts on a variety of fascinating topics discussed at the 2014 ACG Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

He comments on the integration of novel gastrointestinal procedures and the role of the human microbiome.​

"Many diseases in GI, we've long felt, have been due to immunologic problems or functional problems. Only recently has there been recognition that bacteria in our guts play a big role," Saltzman said.