At USA, our endocrine surgeons have significant experience with procedures to address adrenal tumors. When they are discovered on imaging modalities, successful treatment requires a high level of expertise in diagnosis and management of these tumors.
Our surgeons have completed additional training at Harvard and The Mayo Clinic to address tumors of the adrenal gland and help patients avoid life-threatening issues like diabetes. If you or someone you love has a rare condition like adrenal tumors, you want a surgeon with this level of experience.
Q: HOW IS GERD DIAGNOSED, AND WHAT ARE USA SURGEONS DOING TO HELP PATIENTS FIND RELIEF?
A: It’s estimated that 20 percent of Americans have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). While most can manage their discomfort with lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications, others will need a treatment plan that could include surgery to ease the symptoms.
To determine the most effective course of treatment requires extensive testing. If reflux can’t be treated medically and it’s determined that surgery is the best option, it’s important to turn to a surgeon who specializes in reflux. There are multiple surgical options to treat GERD, and our surgeons are highly trained to address this condition in a variety of ways — including minimally invasive options for quicker recovery. This includes hiatal hernia repair, fundoplication and an innovative new procedure that combines hiatal hernia repair and endoscopic fundoplication called cTIF.
Again, our surgeons have completed specialized training and have years of experience with these procedures. For example, in the last five years alone our Hernia Center surgeons have helped more than 5,000 patients get back to work and the activities they enjoy.
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