Dr. Vinod K. Parasher Presents Research Findings at International Conference
Vinod K. Parasher, MD, a gastroenterologist and member of the Beebe Medical Staff, recently presented his research entitled "Anatomy of Thoracic Duct: A Study by Linear Endoscopic Ultrasound" to those attending the Digestive Disease Week, the largest international gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. The 2007 event took place in Washington, DC.
Dr. Parasher's study identified and described the ultrasound anatomy of this important structure that is found in the chest cavity. His analysis may facilitate future studies for lymph aspiration and its clinical uses, such as detection of cancer spread.
Dr. Parasher is a Board Certified gastroenterologist, an author and inventor with several publications in medical journals. Practicing at the Digestive Disease Center in Lewes, he specializes in treatment of disorders of the digestive tract such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, colon cancer screening, and diseases of the pancreas and gallbladder.
Digestive Disease Week(r) (DDW(r)) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Jointly sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT). The meeting in Washington D.C. showcased more than 5,000 abstracts and hundreds of lectures on the latest advances in GI research, medicine and technology. There were nearly 17,000 attendees
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