Pharmacologic and Surgical Treatment for Small and Large Intestine, Including Bloating

Presented by Brian Lacy, PhD, MD, FACG

Brian Lacy
Dr. Brian Lacy
Presentation Overview

This session reviews the most common functional and motility disorders of the small and large intestine and evaluates both current pharmacologic treatment and current surgical options. 

About Dr. Lacy

Brian E. Lacy, Ph.D., M.D., FACG is currently Consultant and Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. He previously worked at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where he was Section Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Dr. Lacy’s clinical and basic science research interests focus on disorders of gastrointestinal motility, with an emphasis on irritable bowel syndrome, achalasia, dyspepsia, gastroparesis, acid reflux disease, constipation, intestinal pseudo-obstruction and visceral pain. He is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed articles on gastrointestinal motility disorders and functional bowel disorders, in addition to multiple text book chapters.  Dr. Lacy is a reviewer for a number of scientific journals, and is a member of a number of different scientific organizations, including the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterology Association, and the American Neurogastroenterology & Motility Society.  Dr. Lacy is the co-author of a book for the general public on acid reflux disease, “Healing Heartburn”, is the author of “Making Sense of IBS”, a book for the general public on irritable bowel syndrome, and edited and authored the books “Curbside Consultations in IBS”, “Functional and Motility Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract” and “Essential Disorders of the Stomach and Small Intestine” for health care providers. Dr. Lacy is the current co-Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. He is the former Editor in Chief of Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology. Dr. Lacy was the co-Chairman for the Rome IV Committee on Functional Bowel Disorders. He is on the Board of Trustees for the Rome Committee and the American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Lacy received his doctorate in cell biology from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and his medical degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore.  Dr. Lacy was a resident in Internal Medicine at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, where he continued his training as Chief Resident and as a Fellow in Gastroenterology.  He is board certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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