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Has anyone done surgery for GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease)?

Has anyone done surgery for GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease)?

Common: It is a fairly common laparoscopic surgery performed by surgeons with expertise in this type of surgery. Names of surgery may be laparoscopic nissen fundoplication. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more


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Is an upper endoscopy necessary before laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Is an upper endoscopy necessary before laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Generally no: However, depending on your surgeon's practice and your specific condition, an upper endoscopy may be performed. Some surgeons may request an ERCP to open and or clear the bile ducts. ...Read more

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Is an upper GI endoscopy considered surgery?

Is an upper GI endoscopy considered surgery?

No: It is an outpatient procedure where an endoscope is descended through the mouth to look at the upper gastrointestinal tact, the patient is sedated lightly and some biopsies can be taken, but it is not considered surgery. ...Read more

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Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy simultaneously?

Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy simultaneously?

Yes sometimes needed: it can be done at the same time (different scopes!). by performing both, you get anesthesia only once but get two procedures done, minimizing risks of future anesthesias. This is only done if both are medically needed (regardless of physician reimbursement), no need to do them always together. ...Read more

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Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

Sometimes but not: Often. Egd examines esophagus, stomach, duodenum (technically small intestine, but only the very first part), and sometimes the first portion of jejunum, which is the true small intestine. The small intestine is about 30 feet long. Then there is the large intestine, or colon, for which you need colonoscopy. The middle 29+ feet is not accessble via endocsopy. ...Read more

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What is an upper GI endoscopy?

What is an upper GI endoscopy?

EGD: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (egd) is a test to examine the lining of the esophagus (the tube that connects your throat to your stomach), stomach, and first part of the small intestine. It is done with a small camera (flexible endoscope) that is inserted down the throat. Read more at www.Browardgi.Com. ...Read more

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What can be done for oesophageal spasm..Normal barium swallow...Gastroscopy showed ulcers. ?

What can be done for oesophageal spasm..Normal barium swallow...Gastroscopy showed ulcers.  
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Esophageal Spasm: The treatment depends on the diagnosis. In this case ulcers may be indicative of reflux which can be treated with either medical or surgical options. However, that alone is unlikely the cause and other etiologies should be for the spasm should be excluded. ...Read more

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After a nissen fundoplication takedown, should the normal esophagal motility priorto.Surgery return?

After a nissen fundoplication takedown, should the normal esophagal motility priorto.Surgery return?

Yes.: When performing a nissen fundoplication, the esophagus is only marginally affected. Therefore, following reversal your esophageal function should return to your pre-surgical state. This is best determined by a motility study. ...Read more

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Anyone done laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

Anyone done laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

Relatively common: The most common anti-reflux procedure is called a fundoplication, which involves closure of the hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. While very effective, this procedure is reserved for the rare patient who cannot manage their symptoms with lifestyle and dietary modifications supplemented by anti-acid medication. ...Read more

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Endoscopy done today. Findings were...LA Grade B reflux esophagitis (biopsied)...Gastritis (biopsied) and normal examined duodenum. Meaning? TY

Inflammation: Inflammation of the esophagus can be a precursor for cancer. Inflammation of the esophagus and stomach can mimic or hide cancer. It was smart to get endoscopy. Your doctor did a good job biopsying the worrisome areas. If the biopsies come back benign, then you will be treated and observed. Well done. Your working diagnosis is inflammation which is treated with medicines. ...Read more

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My endoscopy report says small hiatus hernia and distal esophagitis (grade c) with gastritis H-pylori +ve. ?

My endoscopy report says small hiatus hernia and distal esophagitis (grade c) with gastritis H-pylori +ve. ?

Change habits: These can often all be cleared up with natural dietary means, botanicals for H. Pylori and elimination diet and healing nutrients for esophageal problem. You may contact me at www.drkusher.com. ...Read more

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What is an upper GI endoscopy for?

What is an upper GI endoscopy for?

Lots of reasons: Many indications but most common are abdominal pain and heartburn not responding to medications. ...Read more

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Barium swallow prior to fundoplication (anti-reflux) surgery, why is this?

Barium swallow prior to fundoplication (anti-reflux) surgery, why is this?

More info: This test can give anatomical information the surgeon about the size and shape of a hiatal hernia if there is one. When done "properly", it can also give physiologic information about how well the esophagus can push solids and liquids into the stomach. This info can help determine if your are a good candidate for an anti-reflux procedure, be it endoscopic or laparoscopic. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Transnasal endoscopy vs upper endoscopy to diagnose stomach ulcer? Which is more accurate? I perfer to be awake, can I request transnasal instead?

Transnasal endoscopy vs upper endoscopy to diagnose stomach ulcer? Which is more accurate? I perfer to be awake, can I request transnasal instead?

Depends: If your doctor just wants to see if there is an ulcer there, then the transnasal is great. However often they will want to biopsy it. They cannot do this through the transnasal approach. So have a conversation with your gastroenterologist to see what the likelihood is that he/she will want biopsies. ...Read more

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What's a hernia nissen fundoplication, gastrostomy?

What's a hernia nissen fundoplication, gastrostomy?

Foregut operation: A hiatal hernia is when the natural opening in the diaphragm enlarges to allow the stomach to migrate into the chest. If a large part of the stomach is involved, it is a para esophageal hernia. Repairing this involves closing the hole to the right size & wrapping the lower esophagus with the top of the stomach (nissen). A tube is placed in the stomach (gastrostomy) rarely in adults. ...Read more

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Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Yes!: This is the most common anti-reflux procedure, involving closure of the hiatal hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. While very effective, this procedure is reserved for the rare patient who cannot manage their symptoms with lifestyle and dietary modifications supplemented by anti-acid medication. An incisionless option, tiff, is available 2. ...Read more

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Can upper GI endoscopy show intestinal cancer?

Can upper GI endoscopy show intestinal cancer?

Some areas.: Upper endoscopy can look at the esophagus, stomach, and at least the 1st portion of the duodenum; also the opening where the bile exits. It cannot look at and therefore cannot diagnose problems in the remainder of the duodenum, the ileum or the jejunum. However, capsule endoscopy can look at these other areas. ...Read more

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Gastroplasty doctors: what is revise stomach bowel fusion'?

Gastroplasty doctors: what is revise stomach bowel fusion'?

Passage adjestment: Small pouch of stomach made in 'gastric by pass' is attached to small intestine (rest of stomach left out ) in order to allow the food pas through , sometimes this is area is too narrow, or developed adhesions, or area is kinked requires correction (revision ). ...Read more

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HAD ENDOSCOPY DONE RESULT ESOPHAGEAL MOBILITY DISTURBANCE(BIOPSY) ERYTHEMA IN THE ATRUM COMPATIBLE WITH GASTRITIS (BIOPSY) EVIDENCE OF FUNDOPLICATION?

Irritation: Results like this are fairly common and not specifically indicative of any particular disease. Often the Gastroenterologist will try an acid blocker to relieve symptoms. One of the main reasons they do the biopsies is to rule out cancer, and nothing you noted above sounds like any kind of cancer. Discuss the findings, and their relation to your symptoms, with the GI Dr. who performed the endo ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with a "stomach flu" virus. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter remedies or ...Read more