Focus Areas

Dr. Saito's patient-oriented research centers on studies in the following areas:

  • Epidemiology of functional GI disorders
  • Genetic and environmental contributors to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Familial contributors to the development of functional GI disorders
  • Genetics of IBS and functional diarrhea (FD)
  • Evaluation of clinical tests and treatment interventions of functional gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Patient education, diet and nutritional factors, and treatment efficacy in patients with IBS