Episode 161 – Constipation

Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie June 10, 2023 1423 1

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Constipation –  On Saturday, June 10, our host Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie spoke with Dr. Eamonn Quigley about the causes and current therapies of constipation. The most common digestive complaint in the general population can have substantial effects on a patient’s quality of life and is associated with remarkable economic costs. 

Meet Our Guest:

Eamonn M. Quigley, MD, FRCP, FACP, FRCPI, MACG

David M. Underwood Chair of Medicine in Digestive Disorders

Department of Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Weill Cornell Medical College


Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders

Houston Methodist Hospital

Former President

American College of Gastroenterology

World Gastroenterology Organisation 

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