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Groundbreaking IBS treatment developed at Children's Wisconsin


“It makes an absolutely huge difference,” Nicholas said. “You go from not being able to do anything without going to the bathroom, to being able to live your life.”

“It’s unbelievable,” his mother, Ann Stockero, said. “He told me in the last week of trial, ‘Mom, I’m normal again.’

“I cried.”

In the United States, between 25 million and 45 million people suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. For many of these people, nothing helps alleviate the pain and discomfort. That is until Katja Kovacic, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Wisconsin, developed a groundbreaking new treatment that uses tiny jolts of electricity. 

Read the full story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.