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Esophageal Disorders
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Esophagus function

The esophagus is the tube that carries food and liquids from the mouth into the stomach. The wall of the esophagus is composted of layers of muscle that propel food to the stomach by rhythmic waves of contractions called peristalsis. There are muscles rings at each end of the esophagus, – called sphincters. These sphincters open to allow food to move forward and then close to prevent food and acid from moving backwards, helping prevent acid reflux and aspiration, or choking.

Upon swallowing, the upper esophageal sphincter opens and the esophageal muscles contract to push food downward. The lower esophageal sphincter opens temporarily to allow food to pass into the stomach. Then the sphincter closes to prevent food and stomach acid from flowing backward up the esophagus.

Primary esophageal diseases and disorders

  • Cancer
  • GERD and Barrett’s esophagus
  • Hiatal Hernia and
  • Achalasia

GERD, Barrett’s Esophagus, Esophageal Cancer and Hiatal Hernia

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common chronic disease where the acid from the stomach comes back up into the esophagus. The anatomical barriers that keep stomach acid from flowing upward are the lower esophageal sphincter and the diaphragm. Symptoms include heartburn ( acid indigestion), chest pain, regurgitation and hoarseness.

A Hiatal Hernia is an opening of the diaphragm that allows part of the stomach to slide into the chest.  A hiatal hernia can contribute to or worsen symptoms of GERD. A hiatal hernia can be seen on an endoscopy, X-rays, and CT scans among other studies.

When GERD constantly irritates the esophagus, it can damage the lining of the esophagus and result in Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition. About 8% of people with GERD go on to develop Barrett’s esophagus.

Esophageal cancer accounts for 3% of cancer deaths in the U.S. Symptoms of esophageal cancer include difficulty swallowing, painful swallowing, chest pain, worsening GERD, cough, or weight loss.  Risk factors include GERD, Barrett’s esophagus, obesity, smoking, and alcohol consumption. There are two primary types of esophageal cancer –adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma involves the upper and mid esophagus and is the most common esophageal cancer worldwide.  Adenocarcinoma involves the lower esophagus and is the most common type in the United States.

Achalasia is a rare disease of the esophagus where people have difficulty swallowing because the muscles of the esophagus fail to relax and allow food to pass into the stomach. It is believed to be caused by a malfunction of the nerves in the esophagus.

Both GERD and Achalasia are related to a malfunction of the esophageal sphincters.

Read more: https://www.bariatricsurgerynewjersey.com/esophageal-disorders/

Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics
81 Veronica Avenue, Suite 205,
Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 640-5316
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Tuesday: 10AM–5PM
Wednesday: Closed
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Bariatric Surgery
by Ragui_Sadek
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Obesity is recognized as a chronic, progressive disease that’s not always the result of a lack of discipline. Genetic factors, your environment and psychological makeup play a role in excessive weight gain. Obesity is a serious health issue that comes with a multitude of side effects. But when continued dieting proves fruitless, you may become discouraged. Bariatric surgery by the caring experts at Advanced Surgical and Bariatrics of NJ, PA offers safe, effective solutions for weight loss. 

In the United States, there are thousands of men and women who have undergone weight loss surgery and have lost thousands of pounds of excess weight. There are a number of factors that determine which weight loss procedure is right for you. Some of these factors include the amount of weight you need to lose, your insurance and also the recommendation of the Advanced Surgical and Bariatric’s Team.

Bariatric Surgery to Lose Weight

Surgery to help you lose weight is referred to as bariatric surgery. When exercise and diet don’t achieve your desired weight-loss results, turn to bariatric surgery options at Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics of NJ bariatric center. Your doctor may refer you to a bariatric surgeon when obesity threatens your health or when you have an underlying medical condition that’s exacerbated by the extra pounds.

Bariatric surgery generally involves making changes to your digestive system that limits either the food you can comfortably eat or the nutrients your body absorbs from that food. Your New Jersey weight-loss specialists perform a range of bariatric weight-loss procedures, such as:

  • Bariatric sleeve surgery. Also called laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, this procedure is a bariatric treatment for people with a body mass index (BMI) higher than 35. It reduces the size of your functioning stomach to about the size of a banana. It may be the only procedure you need, as results from gastric sleeve surgery can be remarkable.
  • Gastric bypass. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery reported that gastric bypass is the gold standard of bariatric weight loss surgery. This bariatric surgery in NJ is designed to create a very small stomach to hold about one ounce of food. A smaller stomach leaves you feeling full faster, leading to a reduced appetite, increased energy and significant weight loss.
  • Gastric banding surgery. An adjustable gastric band offers an alternative bariatric bypass surgery. It’s much less invasive and flexible enough to slowly introduce you to eating less. An inflatable band with an attached port is inserted laparoscopically and pulled tighter by injecting saline into the port. The process is completely reversible, but it reduces the amount of food you can eat, restricting calorie intake so you lose weight without more invasive surgery.
  • Bariatric revision surgery. Revisional bariatric weight loss surgery refers to procedures needed when an initial bariatric treatment fails to produce the desired weight loss or you start gaining weight again. While lifestyle habits may need to be addressed, it’s also possible that your body just didn’t take to the first treatment. As a result, you may need to have a second procedure. Advanced Surgical and Bariatrics of NJ, PA has one of the lowest complication rates in the Northeast due to an emphasis on quality care, cutting-edge surgical techniques and superior safety standards.
  • Non-surgical weight loss. While you’re under twilight sedation, intragastric balloons are inserted endoscopically through your mouth. They’re filled with a saline solution to reduce the space in your stomach. This completely reversible weight-loss procedure carries substantially lower risks and significantly shorter downtime than surgery. You feel full faster, which teaches you how to regulate your caloric intake.

Good Candidates for Bariatric Surgery

The specialists at Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics of NJ, PA give you a complete examination and screening to see if you’re eligible for bariatric surgery. With offices in NJ,NY and PA, they can perform bariatric sleeve surgery and other weight loss procedures. They’re more effective if you:

  • Are extremely obese with a BMI over 40
  • Are obese with a BMI between 35 and 40 and have other health issues related to your weight, such as:
    • High blood pressure
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • Sleep apnea
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Need to reduce your chances of weight-related medical conditions, including:
    • Stroke
    • Heart disease
    • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
    • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Are under 18 years old, suffer from severe obesity, have a supportive family and can stick to strict nutritional guidelines
  • Have tried many other forms of weight loss with minimal success and increased weight-gain

Read more: https://www.bariatricsurgerynewjersey.com/bariatric-surgery/

Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics
81 Veronica Avenue, Suite 205,
Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 640-5316
E-mail: info@advancedsab.com
 
Our location on the Maphttps://goo.gl/maps/Z4oK7ZV4xGXSm6VHA

Nearby Locations:
Somerset | Hillsborough | Franklin Park | North Brunswick | New Brunswick | Piscataway
08873 | 08844 | 08823 | 08902 | 08901| 08854
 
Working Hours :
Monday: 9AM–5PM
Tuesday: 10AM–5PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9AM–6PM
Friday: 9AM–4PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
 
Payment: cash, check, credit cards.
 
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