Group News

At NYP/Columbia, general thoracic surgeon Frank D’Ovidio, MD, PhD, is collaborating with gastroentereologists David Markowitz, MD and Daniela Jodorkovsky, MD, to help patients with complex esophago-gastro-intestinal motility disorders. A wide range of services is now offered by a panel of experts at the Center for Motility and Neurogastroenterology, one of a few such programs in the nation.
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NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital provides the most comprehensive care available for babies with multiple and complex congenital anomalies. “While other centers can handle a single system disease, our multidisciplinary team can address the most challenging patients all in one place, and provide the most advanced circulatory support for those with heart, lung and airway malformations,” says William Middlesworth, MD, director of the Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program.
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Why Columbia’s Team Approach Achieves Astonishing Results
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GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) now affects nearly 65 million Americans. Also called acid reflux or heartburn, GERD occurs when stomach contents back up into the esophagus. Untreated, it can lead to Barrett’s esophagus, a dangerous precancerous condition. Most people with GERD can be effectively treated using acid-blocking medication, but nearly a third continue to have symptoms.
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Meet Chris, who suffered for years from Achalasia, a disease that prevented him from swallowing food or even water. An endoscopic procedure called POEM gave Chris his life back.
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Minimal Access Surgery – GERD and weight loss procedures with no incisions now available.
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Team develops novel technique to assess and prevent common problem that can be serious in some patients.
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The new esophageal atresia clinic is dedicated to the long-term treatment of children with EA-TEF. The clinic provides coordinated multidisciplinary care that addresses all facets of their patients’ conditions.
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