I would like to tell you a little about what we get up to and new things we have found out.
This week, I attended an Upper GI Study Day at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, right opposite Big Ben. Not only is the view from inside out wonderful, but the views I gained of what goes on inside were marvellous as well.
The study day was about benign oesophageal disease. We learned about the uses of the new high resolution manometry system for better understanding the causes of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). It turns out that achalasia, a rare cause of dysphagia has a series of types which respond differently to different approaches. Before high resolution manometry, it was difficult to differentiate these. It is very much easier now.
I learned a great deal more but that will follow later…
Let me know if you have any questions.