Dolly Parton: Suffering From GERD Faces Esophageal Cancer Scare

There have been reports that Dolly Parton has had surgery to treat her acid reflux disease because of a fear of developing esophageal cancer. It is reported that even though Dolly Parton has suffered from gastroesophageal reflux disease for several years, it was because she had a dramatic weight loss that the fear she had developed esophageal cancer crept in. A source reported the laparoscopic surgery was performed on June 4th to implant a device called a LINX. This device consists of a series of titanium beads, each with a magnetic core, connected together with titanium wires to form a ring shape. It is implanted around the lower end of the esophagus, at the junction of the stomach and the esophagus. This device will allow food to pass through to the stomach but will help block the flow of acid back into the esophagus. Having this device can help in the treatment of GERD, but it may not stop all acid reflux. And as doctors have probably told Dolly, she may still be at risk for esophageal cancer and should have routine exams, should as an upper endoscopy. Related Resources: What is GERD? Symptoms of GERD Treating GERD Fundoplication Surgery Complications of GERD Women and Heartburn Dolly Parton: Suffering From GERD Faces Esophageal Cancer Scare originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 13:37:03.Permalink | Comment | Email this
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