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Butts & Guts

Butts & Guts

A Cleveland Clinic podcast exploring your digestive and surgical health from end to end. You’ll learn how to have the best digestive health possible from your gall bladder to your liver and more from our host, Colorectal Surgeon and President of the Main Campus Submarket, Scott Steele, MD.
Butts n Guts

Featured Episode

Geriatric Surgery

According to the Administration for Community Living, the population of Americans aged 85 and older is projected to more than double from 6.6 million in 2019 to 14.4 million in 2040. On this episode of Butts and Guts, Dr. Mark Horattas, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and Kelly Bahr, RN, Geriatric Surgery Coordinator in the Department of General Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, join Dr. Steele to discuss how surgical care evolves as we age. Listen to hear more about how older individuals and their families can address potential risk factors before surgery and how care teams can advocate for this vulnerable patient population from pre-op to recovery.

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All Butts and Guts Episodes

All Butts and Guts Episodes

June 18, 2024

Psychological Effects of GI Disorders

Madison Simons, PsyD, is a gastrointestinal (GI) psychologist in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Cleveland Clinic. She joins this episode of the Butts and Guts podcast to discuss the psychological effects that patients with GI disorders often experience. Listen to learn more about the gut-brain connection and treatment options available to those with motility disorders.

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June 4, 2024

Goldilocks Mastectomy Surgery

On this episode of Butts and Guts, Dr. Lauren Kopicky, a breast surgeon at Cleveland Clinic shares more about the Goldilocks mastectomy surgery, an alternative breast reconstruction option for cancer patients who do not desire a traditional approach. Listen to learn more about this surgery, who may be a candidate, and the importance of exploring all options with your doctor.

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May 21, 2024

Low Anterior Resection Syndrome

Patients who undergo surgery for rectal cancer are often faced with a "new normal." Colorectal surgeon Dr. Marylise Boutros of Cleveland Clinic Florida joins Butts and Guts to discuss Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS), a group of symptoms patients may experience after treatment. Listen to learn more about how to recognize triggers and take control of symptoms.

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May 7, 2024

Multicompartment Pelvic Organ Prolapse

On this episode of Butts and Guts, colorectal surgeon Dr. Anna Spivak and urogynecologist Dr. Shannon Wallace discuss the complexities of multicompartment pelvic organ prolapse. Listen to learn more about how their multidisciplinary team works to restore the quality of life of patients experiencing prolapse.

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