WHAT IS SMAS?
"SMAS or Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome is the obstruction of the 3rd portion of the duodenum due to compression by the Superior Mesenteric Artery towards the Abdominal Aorta" -Dr. Domingo Alvear
This rare digestive condition causes partial or complete blockage of the intestine, causing pain, fullness, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss.
HISTORY OF SMAS
First description of SMAS by Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky
First duodenojejunostomy by Dr. Stavely
Wilkie publishes first comprehensive series of SMAS patients
First laparoscopic duodenojejunostomy
Formation of SMAS Nonprofit Organization
First grant by SMAS Nonprofit
We are dedicated to promoting research for SMAS, educating about this rare disease, advocating for early diagnosis, and providing patient support.
We are the only registered 501c3 nonprofit for SMAS that provides financial assistance to patients. Our 100% unpaid volunteers ensures all donations directly benefit SMAS patients.
We provide funds to the IFFGD, where SMAS researchers can acquire funds for their research.
Our efforts educate both the public and medical community about this rare disease to encourage early diagnosis.
We provide financial support and resources to patients to find providers and obtain treatment.