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‘Kentucky Health’ discusses surgical options for those suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

For Release: 10/13/21 1:04 PM

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, also known as GERD, is a painful but common condition caused by irritation in the lining of esophagus. In this episode of Kentucky Health, host Dr. Wayne Tuckson talks with Jeff Allen, M.D., director of laparoscopic surgery at Norton Surgical Specialists, about surgical options for GERD.  

Kentucky Health: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disesase episode airs Sunday, Oct. 17, at 12:30 pm/11:30 am on KET and Monday, Oct. 18, at 2/1 pm on KET2. 

Kentucky Health is a weekly KET program that seeks to improve the people’s health through education and increased awareness. Kentucky Health is hosted by Dr. Wayne Tuckson, a colorectal surgeon in Louisville, and produced by Laura Krueger.

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