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PreOp® Patient Education Anti-Reflux Laparoscopy Surgery 2

PreOp® Patient Education Anti-Reflux Laparoscopy Surgery 2

after allowing a few minutes for the anesthetic to take effect a small incision is made above the umbilicus then a hollow needle will be inserted through the abdominal wall and the abdomen will be inflated with carbon dioxide an Read more…


Mouth | Gastrointestinal system physiology | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Mouth | Gastrointestinal system physiology | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Voiceover: So, the first place our food goes for digestion in the body is, of course, the mouth, and the mouth actually has a couple of names, believe it or not. Of course, we call it the mouth most commonly, Read more…


Hernia Repair Inguinal (Open) Surgery Patient Education

Hernia Repair Inguinal (Open) Surgery Patient Education

Before we talk about treatment, let’s start with a discussion about the human body and about your medical condition. Your doctor has told you that you have a hernia. But what does that actually mean? In general terms, we can Read more…


Things you should know about Esophagus

Things you should know about Esophagus

Description of Esophagus The esophagus is an organ in the upper digestive tract which links the throat (pharynx) to the stomach.It is also referred to as the ‘food pipe’, and it is usually about 8 inches in length. When you Read more…


Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy For Achalasia (POEM)

Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy For Achalasia (POEM)

Achalasia is a serious condition that affects your esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is a muscular ring that closes off the esophagus from the stomach.If you have achalasia, your LES fails to open up during swallowing, which it’s supposed Read more…


What happens if I have to have my esophagus removed?

What happens if I have to have my esophagus removed?

So if a patient needs their esophagus removed, generally, it’s for esophageal cancer. Keep in mind that most patients with esophageal cancer will not be surgical candidates for a variety of reasons, whether they’re cancer is caught too late, if Read more…


POEM Procedure at Stanford Allows 90-Year-Old to Eat and Drink Again

POEM Procedure at Stanford Allows 90-Year-Old to Eat and Drink Again

I’m not one that goes to a doctor. So I just, you know, bluffed it off…it was nothing…but I couldn’t eat. It just wouldn’t go down. It just came back up. I’m very social, as you can probably tell, I Read more…


Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition, involves getting materials from the environment and processing them for use. It is life activity that all organisms must complete for survival. Some organisms like plants, collect raw materials from the environment and use them to make their own Read more…


A Journey Inside Your Body

A Journey Inside Your Body

Hey dude. My name’s Gilbert. Gilbert The Grape. Yeah the name was my dad’s idea… Anyway, today I’m going on an epic journey…through the human body! So, wanna watch? The trip starts as the human heads to the office lunch Read more…


What is Barretts Esophagus?

What is Barretts Esophagus?

Hello I’m Simon Smale I’m a gastroenterologist in York and welcome to More Than Just Medicine, this evening I’m going to talk a bit about Barrett’s esophagus first to define it Barrett’s esophagus is an esophagus where it’s clear that Read more…