September 9, 2019

Able to Swallow Without Choking

By uclahealth

“After the procedure, I just wanted to call my doctor, Priyam V. Tripathi, MD, MPH, and hug her and thank her,” exclaims Guillermo Verjan, who had been living with esophagitis for 10 years.

“You have trouble swallowing. It’s scary because you go out to dinner or you’re with people you don’t know and you start choking. I was just trying to manage it, but I don’t know why I waited so long have this procedure done. It completely changed everything. I’m sure there are lots of people who just live with esophagitis like I did; not knowing there is a solution. And it’s an easy one. I don’t think I’m going to have to have any other procedures done. The difference is amazing.”

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, esophageal disorders, Esophageal Health, esophageal problems, featured, Patient Story, Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health, UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders

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