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Gastroparesis, other digestive disorders are managed with multidisciplinary approach

Rhonda Ferry and Divey Manocha, MDGastroparesis -- a complex condition in which food does not empty out of the stomach properly – can cause nausea and vomiting and eventually lead to a patient barely eating in order to avoid the associated pain. Divey Manocha, MD (at right in photo), an Upstate gastroenterologist, and one of his patients, Rhonda Ferry (at left) of Liverpool, offer a scientific as well as a personal glimpse of the disorder, which often strikes young and middle-aged women and can change a person's life. Manocha also explains the testing -- including manometry -- that patients with this and other digestive diseases undergo at his laboratory and the multidisciplinary approach to treatment.