Your doctor has recommended that you have a lower GI endoscopy. But what does that actually mean? A lower GI endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure used by your doctor to inspect the inside of your rectum and colon. While it’s considered a surgical procedure, endoscopy does not involve an incision.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease – GERD, or gastric reflux disease, is a chronic condition where stomach acid flows back up and damages the mucosa of the food pipe – the esophagus. At the junction between the esophagus and the stomach is the lower esophageal sphincter – the LES. The LES is
So enhanced recovery after surgery is one of the most exciting changes in surgical care that’s happened in the last hundred years of surgical care and it’s the idea that a pathway of different parts of care can be implemented to improve how surgery patients do. There are things that
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– Hi, I’m Dr. Matt Brengman and I’m gonna talk to you a little bit about gastroparesis today. I do gastroparesis therapies in my practice, about 50% of my practice is gastroparesis and it’s an unusual therapy, I think. I do some talks nationally for this and I did one
Digestion begins in the mouth, as food is broken down by chewing into smaller pieces. And by saliva releasing digestive enzymes such as; alpha-amylase and lingual lipase When food is swallowed, it enters the esophagus A muscular tube, that carries food from the mouth to the stomach for further digestion.
Dumping syndrome is a very common complication following gastric and esophageal surgeries. Also known as rapid gastric emptying, dumping syndrome is a condition in which undigested food moves too quickly from the stomach to the small intestine. In other words, food gets “dumped” into the intestine before being properly digested.
hello again and welcome to another episode of cases in radiology. i’m Frank Gaillard the editor of Radiopaedia.org and today we’re going to be looking at at a CT of the abdomen in a seventy-year-old female who presented with epigastric pain. Her only relevant medical history was that of a
Ulcerative colitis is one of the most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease and is characterised by inflammation of the colon and the rectum. The walls of the colon — also known as the mucosa — become inflamed and no longer provide an effective barrier between the inner cavity and