Ian MacQueen, MD, general surgeon, discusses the relationship between hiatal hernia anatomy and pathophysiologic processes leading to symptomatic disease and clinical manifestations including GERD, volvulus and Cameron ulcers. He reviews workup for operative planning and compare medical and surgical therapeutic options. Watch videos including achalasia, EoE, supragastric belching, esophageal cancer, malnutrition and more
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, MAS, leads a team of experts who are advancing research and treating Barrett's esophagus. The condition is important because it is felt to be the major risk factor for the development of esophageal carcinoma. Learn more about Barrett's esophagus
Did you know acid reflux has emerged an esophageal cancer risk factor? Read more and also view a video on the evaluation and management of acid reflux by Lisa D. Lin, MD, MS. Learn more
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Dinesh Chhetri. MD, head and neck surgeon and director of the UCLA Swallowing Program, will review the anatomy of the upper esophagus, discuss how to evaluate upper esophageal dysfunction and review endoscopic management of upper esophageal disorders such as stenosis, cricopharyngeal dysfunction and Zenker's diverticulum. Healthcare professionals are invited
Radiation oncologist Ann Raldow, MD, MPH, discusses the types of radiation therapy to the esophagus, the treatment process for patients receiving radiation therapy to the esophagus and signs and symptoms of common acute and late side effects of radiation therapy to the esophagus. Watch video