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Getting movement on gastrointestinal motility problems

Dr. Richard Wood Jr. provides guidance on gastrointestinal motility in DDSEP® 9.
Stomach and intestine with food
Stomach and intestine with food

Gastrointestinal motility disorders can be traced to problems with the muscle that controls peristalsis or with the nerves or hormones that govern the muscle’s contractions. In AGA’s Digestive Diseases Self-Education Program® (DDSEP) 9 chapter on gastrointestinal motility, Richard Wood Jr., MD, guides you with a review of the essential anatomy, innervation and physiology that affect the neuromuscular control of gastrointestinal motility.

Dr. Wood is a gastroenterologist at Duke University School of Medicine. He graduated from Mount Sinai School Of Medicine in 2002 before completing a residency in Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center in 2006. He then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2009.

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