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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a technique that uses X-ray to view the patient's bile and pancreatic ducts. The most common reason why someone would need an ERCP is because of a blockage of one of these ducts (often due to gallst
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EGD, or esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy, is a procedure that allows a physician to directly examine the upper part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the esophagus, the stomach, and the duodenum. The most common reasons for upper endoscopy in
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M.D. Prof. Melih Özel’s special interests in gastroenterology are gastroesophageal reflux disease, pancreatobiliary diseases, and inflammatory bowel diseases. Hepatology also falls within the scope of his special interests in gastroenterology.
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The endoscopy is performed using an endoscope. This is a flexible tube that is about the size of a finger. The endoscope allows the endoscopist to see the inner lining of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The endoscopist may also perform specific tre
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Acid refluxbecomes gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) when it causes bothersome symptoms or injury to the esophagus. Some symptoms of GERD are: ●Heartburn ●Difficulty or pain with swallowing (feeling that food gets "stuck") ●Unexplained weight loss ●C
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In general, anti-reflux surgery involves repairing the hiatus hernia and strengthening the lower esophageal sphincter. The most common surgical treatment is Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication. This procedure involves wrapping the upper part of the stomach