Newsletter

Stay up to date on all things ulcers. Sign up and we’ll send you the latest news, resources, scientific breakthroughs, events, tips, and much more.

Treatment

Treatment

Treatment
Transcript

In reference to ulcers, the actual number of surgical procedures performed for ulcers in this country has, I would think dramatically decreased. Okay for garden variety else's compared to 20, 30 years ago, simply because of the advent of these very potent antacid medications and the recognition that the majority of ulcers are triggered by a bacterial infection, so you give antibiotics, you give the potent and acids. Usually these ulcers heal, they don't perforate and they don't bleed. In the case of the bleeding ulcer, sometimes when we do these endoscopic therapies where we actually visualize the ulcer with the scope pass through the mouth nonsurgical and we can either try to control the bleeding with injections or placing clips or burning the a bleeding vessel, if that doesn't work, then sometimes surgery is necessary to either oversew the ulcer. Or if there's a complication related to the presence of a chronic ulcer. In other words, the outlet from the stomach becomes very narrowed. Sometimes you have to relieve that outlet obstruction. Surgery may be necessary to do that. Or let's say if the ulcer that cut a sore in the lining of the stomach has perforated, so now there's a hole in the stomach, you need to seal that. And so surgery may be indicated for those types of reasons.

Related Videos

Treatment

Active Upper GI Bleed Treatment

Treatments

Home Remedies

Antibiotics

Medications

Management

Clinical Trials

Doctor Profile

Eugene Trowers, MD, MPH, FACP

Gastroenterologist

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
  • Graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in 1976 and has been in practice for over 42 years 
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, and The Best Doctors in America: Central Region

Doctor Profile

Eugene Trowers, MD, MPH, FACP

Gastroenterologist

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
  • Graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in 1976 and has been in practice for over 42 years 
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, and The Best Doctors in America: Central Region

Doctor Profile

Eugene Trowers, MD, MPH, FACP

Gastroenterologist

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
  • Graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in 1976 and has been in practice for over 42 years 
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, and The Best Doctors in America: Central Region

Doctor Profile

Pedram Enayati, MD

Gastroenterologist

    • Co-Director of Gastroenterology Associates of Beverly Hills
    • Has done extensive research on GI disorders, liver diseases, as well as liver/kidney transplantation
    • Author of numerous journal articles and abstracts, and has presented on a variety of topics both nationally and internationally

 

 

Doctor Profile

Pedram Enayati, MD

Gastroenterologist

    • Co-Director of Gastroenterology Associates of Beverly Hills
    • Has done extensive research on GI disorders, liver diseases, as well as liver/kidney transplantation
    • Author of numerous journal articles and abstracts, and has presented on a variety of topics both nationally and internationally

 

 

Doctor Profile

Pedram Enayati, MD

Gastroenterologist

    • Co-Director of Gastroenterology Associates of Beverly Hills
    • Has done extensive research on GI disorders, liver diseases, as well as liver/kidney transplantation
    • Author of numerous journal articles and abstracts, and has presented on a variety of topics both nationally and internationally

 

 

Doctor Profile

Eugene Trowers, MD, MPH, FACP

Gastroenterologist

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
  • Graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in 1976 and has been in practice for over 42 years 
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, and The Best Doctors in America: Central Region

Doctor Profile

Pedram Enayati, MD

Gastroenterologist

    • Co-Director of Gastroenterology Associates of Beverly Hills
    • Has done extensive research on GI disorders, liver diseases, as well as liver/kidney transplantation
    • Author of numerous journal articles and abstracts, and has presented on a variety of topics both nationally and internationally

 

 

Doctor Profile

Pedram Enayati, MD

Gastroenterologist

    • Co-Director of Gastroenterology Associates of Beverly Hills
    • Has done extensive research on GI disorders, liver diseases, as well as liver/kidney transplantation
    • Author of numerous journal articles and abstracts, and has presented on a variety of topics both nationally and internationally

 

 

Send this to a friend