Meet Gastroenterologist, Silvia Degli Esposti, M.D. Dr. Degli Esposti discusses her clinical areas of focus, the implementation of the Sentara GI program on the Peninsula, and why early GI intervention is necessary to prevent and treat colon cancer.
Hello. My name is Sylvia Delius boston. I'm a gastroenterologist and I'm just joined the family of Sentara and I'm excited to be here. So I have worked extensively in women's health in G. I. And this is my passion and this is where my research lie especially in the disease of women in pregnancy. However, I am here really to um emphasize important aspect of our practice as colorado cancer screening and treatment of liver disease that affect the entire population. I am here to develop an ambulatory practice that will serve the patient in the area of the peninsula. Um I know the gastrointestinal access is very much need and I plan to work in collaboration with all the primary care and specialty in the area to make a team work. I knew I wanted to be a doctor since age five because I wrote in my first sentence in kindergarten. However, G I was an obvious choice, I have a great sense of humor, I like poop joke and I love to eat and I'm a great cook. So G. I is really natural for me. I believe that every patient deserves attention, personalized care and excellent um quality from the physician, I respect them as a human being and I am excited about going to work every day. The field of medicine in general is booming and G. I. Is also experimenting with things like artificial intelligence for colonoscopy. There is a lot of new drugs. We address the specific individual of patient with precision medicine. But again as I stated before, let's not forget the basic, we still have a lot of work in just prevention of colon cancer. That is a preventable, incurable problem.