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An endoscopic procedure performed by UCLA Health’s Dr. Alireza Sedarat gave Lavario the ability to eat and drink normally again.
“I could not swallow for a year and a half,” recalls MaryAnn Levario.
Levario came to UCLA Health after a failed surgery for achalasia left her unable to eat or drink. “I had [...]
Claude Lagardere thought the pain in his throat was from something he had to eat.
“I thought it was from a taco I’d eaten a few days before, but the hurt wouldn’t go away,” recalls Lagardere, 78, of his experience in 2018. “I was referred to UCLA Health gastroenterologist Dr. [...]
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