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Living Free of Heartburn: Fundoplication & LINX Procedures Explained

When lifestyle changes and medication are no longer enough to curb frequent heartburn, more aggressive procedures may provide relief. For long-time sufferers of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), surgery could successfully calm painful symptoms where other treatments have failed. While invasive options may seem daunting, the promise of finally living more comfortably makes exploring top surgical treatments worthwhile. Skilled physicians can expertly navigate operations designed to reinforce essential barriers and reduce...

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Diagnostic Endoscopy for GERD Evaluation

When your primary care physician suspects you've developed gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), they conduct tests to confirm the disease before recommending your treatment. Part of this treatment may include a referral to a surgeon if your GERD evaluation reveals damage to your esophagus. In Miami, Dr. Luciano Fiszer performs GERD evaluations and corrective surgery to repair hiatal hernias and eliminate the damaged connection between the stomach and the esophagus. Before...

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5 Ways for Patients to Prepare for General Surgery

Many patients have questions and concerns about undergoing general surgery these days. Sometimes, this is the best treatment method for resolving a specific healthcare issue. There are some smart and simple ways to be better informed and prepared for your upcoming surgery. Surgeons highly recommend these top five tips for patients on preparing for general surgery. 1. Questions to Ask at Your Surgical Consultation Appointment Before arriving at your appointment with your chosen surgeon,...

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The Road to Recovery: Post-Op Care for Hernia Patients

You need treatment for a hernia and want to know what to expect. Beyond reading up on Wikipedia, you can learn from professionals like us who offer such treatment. In general, the treatment for a hernia includes observation and surgery. Yes, we know: Surgery is a scary word. You'll want to find a surgeon you can trust, and it helps to shop around Miami for a good one, and then you...

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The Advantages Of Minimally Invasive Gallbladder Surgery

Advances in surgical technology have enabled less invasive gallbladder removal procedures. Surgeons now more commonly perform laparoscopic gallbladder surgery instead of open surgery. This minimally invasive approach often has a high success rate for patients with gallbladder problems. Surgeons performing open gallbladder procedures make a large abdominal incision to reach and remove the gallbladder directly, while in laparoscopy, they use small incisions and instruments such as a camera to remove...

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Understanding the Transformative Journey of Bariatric Surgery

For those struggling with severe obesity, bariatric surgery can indeed be life-changing. With over a decade of experience performing a wide range of weight loss procedures, Dr. Luciano Fiszer of Elite Surgical Miami is an excellent choice for individuals considering bariatric surgery in the Miami area. As a board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Fiszer specializes in advanced, minimally invasive bariatric techniques to help patients achieve sustainable weight loss and improve obesity-related...

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7 Tips on How to Find the Best Reflux Surgeon for You

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; also called acid reflux) is a widespread condition that afflicts millions of people around the world. Medications and lifestyle changes can usually control the symptoms of acid reflux, but a surgical option is sometimes necessary. Choosing the right reflux surgeon can be decisive in the success of the operation and in achieving long-term relief of symptoms. In this article we will examine seven ways of finding...

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The Orbera Intragastric Balloon: A non-surgical weight loss solution

Doctor Luciano Fiszer, is a general, board-certified surgeon who specializes in non-invasive treatments for among other things, the treatment of weight loss. Located in Miami Doctor Fiszer has spent 10 years performing surgery procedures that help his patients finally lose their excess weight when diet and exercise have failed. One of the most popular surgery techniques Dr. Fiszer performs in his Miami Office, often with rather dramatic weight loss results,...

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When Should You Go for a GERD Evaluation?

In medical expertise, one name stands out as a beacon of knowledge and experience: Luciano Fiszer, MD. With over a decade of dedicated practice, Dr. Fiszer is not just a board-certified general surgeon; he's a specialist in bariatric and weight-loss surgery and surgical procedures of the digestive tract. His commitment to staying on the cutting edge of surgical techniques sets him apart, holding multiple certifications in advanced practices. He's not...

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Caring for Your Core: When Inguinal Hernia Surgery Becomes Essential

Dr. Luciano Fiszer brings much surgical experience to our discussion about inguinal hernias and when treatment becomes necessary. His background in bariatric and digestive tract surgeries, gained through extensive training in Argentina and the United States, sets the stage for a thoughtful exploration of this common medical condition. As we delve into the topic, Dr. Fiszer's commitment to advanced surgical techniques and his involvement in professional societies will help shed...

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6 Signs That May Indicate the Need for Gallbladder Surgery

The gallbladder, a small yet crucial organ tucked beneath the liver in the upper right abdomen, serves as a reservoir for bile—a substance essential for digesting dietary fats. When this organ encounters problems, it can manifest through an array of uncomfortable symptoms, potentially necessitating gallbladder removal surgery, medically known as cholecystectomy. In this comprehensive blog post, we'll delve into six key signs that should not be overlooked if you suspect...

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Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band) surgery: Is it right for you?

Dr. Luciano Fiszer is a highly regarded board-certified general surgeon specializing in bariatric and digestive tract surgeries. With over a decade of medical experience, Dr. Fiszer combines expertise in advanced surgical techniques with a dedication to patient care. In this blog post, we explore one of Dr. Fiszer-Adler's specialized procedures: laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, also known as lap-band surgery. Dr. Fiszer performs this restrictive procedure using cutting-edge surgical technologies, placing a...

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Post-Bariatric Surgery: What To Expect

Gastric bypass surgery, otherwise known as bariatric surgery, is a potential weight loss option for those in whom non-pharmacological methods, such as diet and weight loss, and pharmacological options, such as medication, have not worked in reducing weight. This surgery entails making changes to one's digestive system by either reducing the amount someone can eat or by reducing the body's ability to absorb fat and calories. The procedure is a...

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When Should You Visit a Bariatric Surgeon?

Obesity is becoming an epidemic in the United States. Unfortunately, as people continue to gain weight, they also face associated medical issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea. Many people have tried every fad diet that is introduced with the result of losing weight, only to regain it as soon as they stop dieting. For some, bariatric surgery is the answer to their weight loss...

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What is the Sleeve Gastrectomy? A Common Weight Reduction Surgery Explained

Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which around 75% of the stomach is removed, leaving a smaller, banana-shaped "sleeve" or tube as the remaining usable portion of the stomach. During the incision, the greater curvature of the stomach is excised and the stomach is stapled vertically to create this new, much smaller stomach pouch. The pyloric valve at the bottom of the stomach is left intact so that...

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5 Crucial Considerations Before Choosing a GERD Surgeon

Choosing the ideal surgeon for your GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) surgery is one of the most pivotal decisions you'll make on your journey to improved health. This decision has far-reaching implications, not only for your immediate well-being but also for the long-term success of your GERD treatment. Therefore, it is vital to take a considered and informed approach when selecting the right professional for your needs. In this article, we will...

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