Gastroparesis Patient Stories

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Gastroparesis: Catherine’s Story


After years of mysterious GI symptoms, Catherine now has a diagnosis, successful treatment and has started a burgeoning new career as a chef.

Gastroparesis: Arlene's Story

Arlene Patient Story

Arlene couldn’t eat. CHOP doctors unraveled her complex medical history to find a solution that worked for her.

Gastroparesis: Madison’s Story

Madison (right) with Sophia

CHOP’s doctors listened carefully, and a gastroparesis patient who was once sidelined by pain and anxiety is now running long-distance races.

Gastroparesis: Akil's Story

Akil smiling

After severe GI symptoms hospitalized 13-year-old Akil, motility experts at CHOP diagnosed him and developed an individualized treatment plan.

Gastroparesis: Ashley’s Story

Ashley smiling outside

Ashley, 18, has her gastroparesis under control and the energy to enjoy her passions, thanks to the Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility.

GI Motility: Irma and Norman Braman's Story

Group photo

A $5 million gift from Irma and Norman Braman helped create the Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility, a new center at CHOP to treat gastrointestinal motility disorders.