A Less Invasive Alternative for GERD
When antacids no longer alleviate the burning, belching symptoms of GERD, an acid reflux procedure performed through the mouth can provide much-needed relief. Duke Health’s Jacob Klapper, MD, and Matthew Hartwig, MD, are among the few esophageal surgeons offering this procedure in North Carolina. “We’re constantly looking for newer, less invasive options to give people freedom from chronic reflux and from taking antacid medications,” Dr. Klapper said.
As a Buddhist Priest, Duke Neurosurgeon Finds Deeper Connection with Patients
Patrick Codd, MD, a Duke neurosurgeon, has been practicing Zen for two decades. The practice, he says, allows him to reflect on his work and relationships with patients and, ultimately, to deliver better care.
Sports Physicals for Tween/Teen Athletes
Does your child need a sports physical? If he or she plans to work out with the middle or high school team this summer, participate in a summer sport, or try out for a sport any time in the upcoming school year, now is the time to make sure your forms are up to date.
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