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SUPERIOR MESENTERIC ARTERY SYNDROME

Research

Awareness

Support

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.

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HISTORY OF SMAS

1861

1908

1927

1997

2015

2017

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

OUR MISSION

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.

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FUNDING RESEARCH

We provide funds to the IFFGD, where SMAS researchers can acquire funds for their research.

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SPREADING AWARENESS

Our efforts educate both the public and medical community about this rare disease to encourage early diagnosis.

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PROVIDING SUPPORT

We provide financial support and resources to patients to find providers and obtain treatment.

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

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Tara Williams
President & Founder
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Sue Kibby
Vice President
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Jean Clark
Secretary
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Elouise Larson
Treasurer
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Staci Gruber
Patient Liason
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Reagan Whelan
Admin Assistant

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