Laurel R. Fisher, MD

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Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

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3400 Civic Center Boulevard
742 Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
South Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-349-8222
Fax: 215-349-5915
Swarthmore College, 1974.
John Hopkins University, 1975.
Temple University Medical School, 1988.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

1. Ulcerative diseases of the small bowel
2. Treatment for helicobacter pylori induced gastric and duodenal injury
3. Malabsorptive conditions of the small bowel
4. Bacterial overgrowth
5. Small Bowel Bleeding
6. Therapeutic technology for small bowel strictures

Description of Research Expertise

1. Small bowel technology in the investigation of obscure GI bleeding
2. Wireless capsule endoscopy and inflammatory conditions of the small bowel
3. Medical therapy for small bowel bleeding
4. Use of VCE in LVAD population

Selected Publications

Wu R, Fisher, LR: Early Detection of GI Bleeding: Starting the Clock for the Capsule Drop. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 89(1): 44-46, Jan 2018 Notes: in press.

Fisher, LR: Women's Gastrointestinal Health in 2016: An Introduction to an Expanding Field in Gastroenterology. Gastroenterological Clinics of North America June 2016.

Hosmer A, Fisher L, Baker J, Rice M: "Does Sedation Affect Upper Gastrointestinal Transit and Study Completion Rates Measured by Small Bowel Video Capsule Endoscopy?" Digestive Disease Week May 2016 Notes: Poster presentation.

Spencer, M., Baker, J., Azeem, A., Dickens, J., Rice, M., Fisher, L. : "Video Capsule Endoscopy in the Evaluation of Celiac Disease Patients with Persistent or Recurrent Symptoms. Who and When?" International Journal of Celiac Disease 4(2): 55-60, 2016.

Spencer M, Baker J, Azeem A, Rice M, Fisher L: "Should video capsule endoscopy be utilized in the evaluation of celiac patients with persistent symptoms?" Digestive Disease Week May 2015.

Tavakkoli, A, Spencer, M., Takami, M., Stoffel, E, Fisher, L: Actively bleeding idiopathic vascular bleb found via double balloon enteroscopy. Am J Gastroenterology 110(16), January 2015.

Jason Baker, Laurel Fihser, Christopher Fernandez: Difference in Prevalence of Small Bowel Video Capsule Endoscopy Findings Between Cardiac versus Non Cardiac Inpatient Cohorts. Annual Scientific Meeting of the ACG Nov 2014.

Jason Baker, Keith Mullins, Laurel Fisher, Michael Rice: Video Capsule Endoscopy in Elderly Patients Compared to Age Stratified Cohort: Upper Gut Motility, Luminal Debris, and Completeness of Examination ACG National Meetings Nov 2013 Notes: Poster presentation.

Choi EH, Mergener K, Semrad C, Fisher L, Cave DR, Dodig M, Burke C, Leighton JA, Kastenberg D, Simpson P, Sul J, Bhattacharya K, Charles R, Gerson L, Weber L, Eisen G, Reidel W, Vargo JJ, Wakim-Fleming J, Lo SK : Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized Comparison of a Novel Signal Transmission Capsule Endoscope to an Existing Capsule Endoscope. Gastrointest Endosc 78(2): 325-32, August 2013.

JR Baker, A Springs, K May, EE Wilkinson, LR Fisher, WL Hasler: Video Capsule Endoscopy Findings in Diabetic Patients vs a Large Non-diabetic Cohort: Gastric and Small Bowel Transit, Luminal Debris, and Completeness of Examination, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. DDW May 2013 Notes: Poster presentation.

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