The field of gastroenterology is as wide as the the amount of the body that it covers. Because of this there are certain challenges doctors face whether they treat the entire gastrointestinal system or just specific parts.
For patients dealing with a variety of conditions fecal microbiota transplantation may be the best option for treatment. Explaining the procedure to patients can sometimes be a delicate conversation for doctors with good results so far.
As the treatment for Crohn's disease moves away from steroids and surgery and towards less severe and more effective medications patients with the condition can look forward to a higher quality of life than they had in the past.