Esophageal Health

Able to Swallow Without Choking

September 9, 2019

Able to Swallow Without Choking

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“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 […]

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


Have No Fear

September 9, 2019

Have No Fear

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“If I had not had this procedure, then I would’ve had cancer of my esophagus,” believes 72-year-old Harry Corder, who came to UCLA Health after finding out he had Barrett’s esophagus with high dysplasia, or precancerous changes in the cells of the esophagus. “Dr. V. Raman Muthusamy explained I would need several radiofrequency ablation treatments. […]

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, esophageal disorders, featured, Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health, UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders, V. Raman Muthusamy MD


Don't Just Live With Reflux, Seek Help

September 9, 2019

Don’t Just Live With Reflux, Seek Help

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“Most of my career has been centered on understanding how the esophagus works and managing or treating patients with esophageal diseases,” explains Dr. Jeffrey Conklin, medical director of the UCLA Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health. “Probably the most common disease we see is gastroesophageal reflux, which seems to be rampant in our society […]

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, esophageal diseases, esophageal health, featured, Jeffrey Conklin MD, Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health