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Smokers who quit have a 65 percent lower risk of a Crohn's disease flare-up and are less likely to need steroids or other medications.

Dr. Richard Desi, Mercy Gastroenterologist

Richard Desi, M.D.

Dr. Richard Desi of The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease, focuses on hepatology, a sub-specialty of gastroenterology that addresses the liver, gallbladder, pancreas and biliary tract.

Dr. Richard Desi

Gastroparesis - Slow Digestion

Dr. Richard Desi discusses gastroparesis, a disorder where food in the stomach takes longer than the normal 30 minutes to four hours to empty into the small intestine.

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Crohn’s Disease linked to Smoking

Dr. Richard Desi, Board Certified Gastroenterologist with The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center, discusses links between Crohn's disease and smoking.

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Dr. Richard Desi Discusses Treating Stomach Upset

Unless you're lucky enough to have an iron-clad stomach, chances are you've probably had your share of tummy aches over the years.

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