General Surgery Patient Education Center

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Head and Neck Treatments

Barrett's Esophagus   Dysphagia

Barrett's Esophagus

Explains how gastroesophageal reflux causes symptoms and changes in the lining of the esophagus near the stomach (Barrett's). Includes information on evaluation and testing, lifestyle changes, and treatments.



Explains causes and symptoms of this swallowing problem. Also covers diagnostics (endoscopy, barium x-ray, manometry test), treatment with medication or esophagus dilation, and safe eating tips.

Esophageal Manometry   Parathyroidectomy

Esophageal Manometry

Describes how esophageal manometry works and why it's used, gives pre-test instructions, and explains what to expect during testing. Also covers esophageal anatomy, normal and problem swallowing.



Explains the role of the parathyroid glands, signs and symptoms of hyperparathyroidism, and how surgery works. Covers diagnostics, risks and complications of surgery, pre- and post-op instructions, and recovery.



Explains hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, nodules, goiters and their treatment. Covers hormone therapy, radioiodine ablation and thyroidectomy, along with risks and complications of surgery, pre-op, post-op and recovery instructions.