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How are stents used to treat gastrointestinal diseases?

Harsha Vittal, MD
Gastroenterology
A stent can be used to keep tight areas of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract open during treatment. In this video, gastroenterologist Harsha Vittal, MD, of Good Samaritan Hospital describes where stents are placed and how they can help treat symptoms.

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