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Malpractice defense: Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Following Nissen Fundoplication by David W. Patient Expert Posted Wed 22 Jun 2011 8:59am In addition to my consulting work and writing the Health Business Blog , I’m chairman of the board of Advanced Practice Strategies (APS), a medical risk management firm that provides litigation support for malpractice defense and an eLearning curriculum focused on enhancing patient safety. To learn more contact: T ... Read on »
Surgery on Thursday: Nissen Fundoplication by Alice V. Patient Expert Posted Tue 06 Nov 2012 12:01pm So FINALLY something is being done to fix my reflux. Having the Nissen surgery on Thursday. Very nervous but relieved. Scared that it will be very painfull afterwards, hope that's not the case. The surgeon said I should be in hosp for 2 nights, of which the first will have to be in ICU :-( The worst part of recovery will be 6-8 weeks of no eat ... Read on »
Fundoplication vs J-tube by Carrie Ostrea Posted Tue 04 Oct 2011 9:50am We were given two options to consider to deal with Hannah’s reflux and, in turn, aspiration issues. The first was a fundoplication .   The big “con” in this choice is that it is surgery.   It may be a common surgery, but with Hannah, we can’t treat even common things as “common.”   Other cons is that there is a slight chance that it may not ... Read on »
AN OVERVIEW OF REFLUX OESOPHAGITIS by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Reflux oesophagitis, also known as gastrooesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the oesophagus. The LES is a ring of muscle at the bottom of the oesophagus that acts like a valve between the oesophagus and stomach. The oesop ... Read on »
SURGERY FOR GASTRIC REFLUX by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Surgery for gastric reflux disease is an option when medicine and lifestyle changes do not work. Surgery may also be a reasonable alternative to a lifetime of drugs and discomfort. Fundoplication, usually a specific variation called Nissen fundoplication, is the standard surgical treatment for gastro-oesophageal reflux (GERD). The upper ... Read on »
HEARTBURN (REFLUX OESOPHAGITIS) by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Gastrooesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the oesophagus. The LES is a ring of muscle at the bottom of the oesophagus that acts like a valve between the oesophagus and stomach. The oesophagus carries food from the mouth ... Read on »
GERD or Acid Reflux or Heartburn by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus. The LES is a ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus that acts like a valve between the esophagus and stomach. The esophagus carries food from the mouth to th ... Read on »
Mom backs real blended food for tube-fed tot by Louise Posted Tue 26 Jun 2012 11:43am By Jennifer Han My twins Andrew and Eleanor were 28-week preemies. Andrew came home from the hospital with three stomach surgeries under his belt and significant brain damage. The brain damage caused cerebral palsy and epilepsy, which put him at risk of aspirating and made feeding difficult. At 21 mon ... Read on »
Airway Results from Laryngoscopy by Susan Patient Expert Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:02pm Ainsely's vocal cord area. Still a bit swollen. Suprastomal collapse around the trach. Ainsley has been doing well since her Nissen Fundoplication in October 2008. Her upper airway around the false vocal cords had been completely swollen shut. Within weeks of the surgery we saw improvement when she was scoped in the otolaryngologis ... Read on »
Thursday, June 9th, 2011 by peytonsparents Posted Sat 11 Jun 2011 11:47pm A note from Mommy I'm not even sure where to begin after today's surgery consult about the placement of Peyton's gtube.  OK actually I do know where to begin - for every other time the option of surgery was put before us we didn't really hesitate.  This time around we don't have a clear direction and that is not something we are accustomed ... Read on »