Dr. Christopher E Forsmark MD
Gastroenterologist | Gastroenterology1600 SW Archer Rd Gainesville FL, 32610
Dr. Christopher Forsmark is a gastroenterologist practicing in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Forsmark specializes in the digestive system and its diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract, which include organs from the mouth to the anus as well as liver disorders. Gastroenterology includes conditions such as hepatitis, peptic ulcer disease, colitis, nutritional problems and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Forsmark performs colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures and provides accurate and thorough care for patients suffering from digestive issues.
Education and Training
Johns Hopkins Univ Sch of Med, Baltimore Md 1983
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Gastroenterology
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
- Mirizzi syndrome: A rare cause of obstructive jaundice.
- The diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis.
- The clinical problem of biliary acute necrotizing pancreatitis: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diagnosis of biliary necrotizing pancreatitis.
- Pancreatic and biliary disorders in the elderly.
- Chronic pancreatitis and maldigestion.
- Nutritional support for acute pancreatitis.
- Review article: Pancreatic function testing.
- Is a 15-minute collection of duodenal secretions after secretin stimulation sufficient to diagnose chronic pancreatitis?
- Role of osmolality of contrast media in the development of post-ERCP pancreatitis: a metanalysis.
- Therapy for painful chronic pancreatitis.
- Chronic pancreatitis and malabsorption.
- "Idiopathic" pancreatitis.
- Antibiotic prophylaxis for severe acute pancreatitis.
- Comparative analysis of direct pancreatic function testing versus morphological assessment by endoscopic ultrasonography for the evaluation of chronic unexplained abdominal pain of presumed pancreatic origin.
- Chronic pancreatitis and quality of life.
- Nutritional management of severe acute pancreatitis.
- A 54-year-old man with abdominal pain attributed to chronic pancreatitis.
- Antibiotics for acute necrotizing pancreatitis.
- AGA Institute technical review on acute pancreatitis.
- [AGA Institute technical review on acute pancreatitis].
- Acute pancreatitis is on the rise.
- Are there too many practice guidelines for acute pancreatitis?
- Multicenter approach to recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis in the United States: the North American Pancreatitis Study 2 (NAPS2).
- The early diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis.
- Prospective evaluation of adverse reactions to iodine-containing contrast media after ERCP.
- Review: enteral or parenteral nutrition reduces risk for mortality in acute pancreatitis.
- A 50-year-old woman with unexplained recurrent pancreatitis.
- Antioxidants for chronic pancreatitis.
- Review article: pain and chronic pancreatitis.
- Effect of octreotide on refractory AIDS-associated diarrhea. A prospective, multicenter clinical trial.
- Large size balloon dilation of the ampulla after biliary sphincterotomy can facilitate endoscopic extraction of difficult bile duct stones.
- Bouveret's syndrome: case report and review of the literature.
- Prospective trial comparing solid-state catheter and water-perfusion triple-lumen catheter for sphincter of Oddi manometry done at the time of ERCP.
- Prospective randomized blinded comparison of a short-wire endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography system with traditional long-wire devices.
- The difficulty in predicting outcome in acute pancreatitis.
- Characterization of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 strains recovered from the bowel of infected individuals.
- Pain management in chronic pancreatitis: A treatment algorithm.
- Therapeutics. Review: enteral nutrition reduces mortality, multiple organ failure, and systemic infection more than TPN in acute pancreatitis.
- Use and perceived effectiveness of non-analgesic medical therapies for chronic pancreatitis in the United States.
- Endoscopic creation of a gastrogastric conduit for reversal of gastric bypass.
- Preoperative stent placement versus prompt surgery for cancer of the head of the pancreas.
- Prospective evaluation of the clinical utility of ERCP-guided cholangiopancreatoscopy with a new direct visualization system.
- Randomized, controlled trial of standard, large-capacity versus jumbo biopsy forceps for polypectomy of small, sessile, colorectal polyps.
- Diagnostic accuracy of conventional and cholangioscopy-guided sampling of indeterminate biliary lesions at the time of ERCP: a prospective, long-term follow-up study.
- Management of chronic pancreatitis.
- [Determinant-based classification of acute pancreatitis severity. International
- [International multidisciplinary classification of acute pancreatitis severity: the 2013 Spanish edition].
- Evidence-based treatment of pancreatic pseudocysts.
- Reply: To PMID 23622138.
- [Multidisciplinar international classification of the severity of acute pancreatitis: Italian version 2013].
- Chronic pancreatitis.
- Frequency of progression from acute to chronic pancreatitis and risk factors: a meta-analysis.
- Incretins, Diabetes, Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer: What the GI specialist needs to know.
- Beyond the scope: using the single-operator digital cholangioscope to access an afferent loop obstruction.
- Predicting the Prognosis of Acute Pancreatitis.
- Patient and Disease Characteristics Associated With the Presence of Diabetes Mellitus in Adults With Chronic Pancreatitis in the United States.
- Chronic pancreatitis.
- Review: In adult inpatients with mild or moderate acute pancreatitis, early feeding may reduce length of stay.
- Pancreatic function testing for the early diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis.
- AIDS and the gastrointestinal tract.
- Differential diagnosis of pancreatic tumors.
- Pancreatic duct stenting in benign pancreatic disease.
- Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas.
- 1998 Postgraduate Course Director - American Gastroenterological Associati
- Biliary Endoscopy (ercp), Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopy
- MemberAMERICAN PANCREATIC ASSOCIATION
- Member AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY
- Member AMERICAN GASTROENTEROLOGY ASSOCIATION
- Univ Ca Sf Med Ctr, Gastroenterology; Moffitt Hosp Univ Of Ca, Internal Medicine
- University of California, San Francisco 1984
- University of California, San Francisco 1990
- GASTROENTEROLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO MEDICAL CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 1987
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