Esophageal Cancer Caused by GERD

Service: Topics: Organization:
Orange Coast Medical Center
Atif Iqbal, MD, FACCS, FASMBS
Featured speaker:

Atif Iqbal, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Medical Director of the Digestive Care Center at Orange Coast Medical Center
Specialties:
  • Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

Dr. Atif Iqbal is the medical director of the Digestive Care Center at Orange Coast Medical Center. He is a board-certified and fellowship trained surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive bariatric procedures and digestive disorder surgery. Dr. Iqbal completed his surgery residency and graduated as Chief Resident from Oakland Medical Center at Wayne State University in Michigan and completed his fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Podcast Summary

More than 17,000 people will be diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer this year.  Untreated Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) can cause pre-cancerous changes called Barrett’s esophagus. It’s important to know the signs, symptoms and prevention measures for Esophageal Cancer, and how GERD can lead to this type of cancer if it not addressed and treated properly. Medical Director of the Digestive Care Center at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Atif Iqbal, MD, discusses these important factors regarding untreated GERD.