Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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Maryangela DeGrazia-DiTucci 
Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD) 

New AGMD Series

Conversations with Dr. Kenneth Koch

This Month's Focus: Vagus Nerve, Fundoplication & Post-Surgical Gastroparesis


AGMD is privileged to present a new series featuring Dr. Kenneth Koch, MD.

Every other month, we will be talking with Dr. Koch and focusing on various topics related to gastroparesis. During this month's program, Dr. Koch will be talking about the vagus nerve, fundoplication and post-surgical gastroparesis.

There will be ample time for questions from the audience participants towards the end of the program.

Kenneth L. Koch, MD is Professor of Medicine, Section on Gastroenterology & Hepatology, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He has a career-long interest in understanding pathophysiological mechanisms of nausea and gastroparesis. Dr. Koch has studied extensively gastric myoelectrical activity (GMA) using serosal electrodes in animals and cutaneous electrodes in the study of normal 3 cpm GMA in humans. These studies have led to understanding gastric dysthymias are present in various nausea syndromes. In addition, a functional obstructive gastroparesis subtype was described that reflects pyloric dysfunction and response to endoscopic therapies with botulinum toxin A injection or balloon dilation. Dr. Koch is a PI in the NIH-sponsored Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium. Dr. Koch has written 143 peer-reviewed publications, 43 chapters, and 2 books.

This program is sponsored by the Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. | AGMD |.