Dinesh K. Chhetri, MD, director of the UCLA Swallowing Program, and Andrew Erman, MA, CCC-SLP, director of speech pathology, reviews the anatomy of the upper esophagus, discusses how to evaluate upper esophageal dysfunction and reviews endoscopic management of upper esophageal disorders such as stenosis, cricopharyngeal dysfunction and Zenker’s diverticulum. Watch videos including hital hernia, achalasia, EoE, supragastric belching, esophageal cancer, malnutrition and more
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Jeffrey L. Conklin, MD, director of the GI Motility Program and medical director of the UCLA Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health, will discuss the principles of impedance measurement in the esophagus, how impedance is used to measure bolus movement in the esophagus, and how impedance is used to measure esophageal biomechanics and motor function.. Healthcare professionals are invited
Adarsh M. Thaker, MD, UCLA interventional endoscopist, discusses Barrett's esophagus including causes and risk factors, how it can lead to esophageal cancer, who should be screened and the surveillance and treatment options. Watch video