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Small Intestinal Center

UMass Memorial Medical Center offers one of the few internationally recognized centers for the diagnosis and management of diseases of the small intestine. We collaborate closely with Radiology and General Surgery to provide full service management of small intestinal disorders.

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Diseases and Conditions:

  • Bleeding from the small intestine
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcers and tumors of the small intestine
  • Celiac disease

Test and Treatments:

  • Video Capsule Endoscopy
  • Deep enteroscopy: Single balloon, double balloon  and Spirus enteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic surgery with and without intra-operative enteroscopy

Staff and Contact information:

David R Cave, MD, PhD - Professor of Gastroenterology
Secretary (508) 856-8399

Kanishka Bhattacharya, MD - Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology 
Secretary (508) 856-8399

Benjamin Hyatt, MD - Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology 
Secretary (508) 856-8399

Christopher Marshall, MD - Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology 
Secretary (508) 856-8399

Mitchell Cahan, MD, MBA - Associate Professor of General Surgery

Recent Publications

Baptista V, Marya N, Singh A, Rupawala A, Gondal B, Cave DContinuing challenges in the diagnosis and management of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. World J Gastrointest Pathophysiol. 2014 Nov 15;5(4):523-33. PMID:25400996

Marya N, Karellas A, Foley A, Roychowdhury A, Cave DComputerized 3-dimensional localization of a video capsule in the abdominal cavity: validation by digital radiography.

Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Apr;79(4):669-74. PMID:24424401

Olendzki BC, Silverstein TD, Persuitte GM, Ma Y, Baldwin KR, Cave D. An anti-inflammatory diet as treatment for inflammatory bowel disease: a case series report. Nutr J. 2014 Jan 16;13:5. PMID: 24428901

Singh A, Marshall C, Chaudhuri B, Okoli C, Foley A, Person SD, Bhattacharya K, Cave DR. Timing of video capsule endoscopy relative to overt obscure GI bleeding: implications from a retrospective study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 May;77(5):761-6 PMID: 23375526