Medical Frontiers: Esophageal Disease

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — This week’s Medical Frontiers focuses on Thoracic and Esophageal Disease.

Dr. Gerald Pifer and KDKA’s Robert Mangino welcomed two expert doctors on these diseases.

Director of the West Penn Allegheny Health System Institute for the Treatment of Esophageal and Thoracic Disease Dr. Blair Jobe and Allegheny General Hospital Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Matthew VanDeusen joined the show to give their treatment options and advice for people who suffer from these types of diseases.

VanDeusen and his team are using advanced robotic technology to perform invasive lung and esophageal surgeries.

Jobe said he thinks those who have these types of diseases in their family history should not smoke and also have an endoscopy every three to five years.

They also discuss what triggers acid reflux disease and how to combat it.

Listen to Medical Frontiers every Monday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.

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