How do doctors determine whether to place GI stents?

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Harsha Vittal, MD
Gastroenterology
Stents are generally placed when malignant strictures cause constricted areas of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Watch as gastroenterologist Harsha Vittal, MD, of Good Samaritan Hospital explain how benign strictures can be dilated without stents.

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