Intestinal problems are as ancient as human’s themselves. However, the first case was only documented in the 18th century by a great Italian anatomist Giovanni Battista Morgagni, of a 20 year old man who had died with fever, abdominal pain, and bloody diarrhoea. The autopsy findings by Morgagni are consistent with what we know today as Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
As time continued, so did our knowledge of these diseases. Today, Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis are as important as they are complex, and patients require complex multidisciplinary management and follow-up. That is why, for this episode, we have assembled an array of specialists to help GPs and patients in their journey.
Our special guests include:
- Dr Vincent Ho
- Gastroenterologist, Senior lecturer at Western Sydney University (aka: the Gut Doctor – gutdr.com)
- Dr Scott Mackenzie
- Colorectal surgeon at Liverpool Hospital, Senior lecturer in surgery at Liverpool Hospital
- Dr Tristan D Rutland
- Pathologist, Senior lecturer at Western Sydney University