- Definitive text on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), outlining pathophysiology and medical management
- This multi-authored text provides information on the pathophysiology of GERD, appropriate medical management, and proper indications for and performance of surgical and endoscopic procedures
- The chapters will highlight the problem of failed medical and surgical anti-reflux therapy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and will provide an algorithm for managing such failures
This multiauthored text provides information on the pathophysiology of GERD, appropriate medical management, and proper indications for and performance of surgical and endoscopic procedures for GERD. Thousands of patients will experience inadequate relief from medical therapy or will develop complications from their procedures or recurrent or new symptoms afterwards; this text describes in detail the proper evaluation and management of such patients.
Beginning with an overview of the current understanding of the pathophysiology of GERD, the book moves onto new information regarding tissue susceptibility, the role of bile and digestive enzymes, and cyclic changes in LES tone. The next chapters are devoted to standard therapeutic options for GERD, including lifestyle changes, pharmacologic therapy, and surgery. In addition, newer endoscopic treatments, such as Stretta, Endocinch, injection of bulking agents, as well as others, are described. Subsequent chapters focus on the causes for failure of medical, endoscopic, and surgical therapies. The remainder of the text is a detailed examination of medical, endoscopic, and surgical remedies for these treatment failures.
This text is essential to any physician who manages patients with GERD, including internists, gastroenterologists, general surgeons, and thoracic surgeons.
Dr. P. Marco Fisichella is an expert in Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal, Esophageal, and Bariatric Surgery. Executive Director with over 12 years experience in patient care, clinical research, and higher education. Strong leadership and project management skills coupled with demonstrated ability to achieve profitable growth. Have directed:
• The Surgical Services at Jamaica Plains, Boston VA Healthcare System, with a volume of 63,000 clinic visits per year.
• A $4.5M Simulation Center at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
• The Surgical Subspecialty Clinics at Hines Jr. VA Medical Center with a volume of 85,000 clinic visits per year
• The Swallowing Center at Loyola University Medical Center.