Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, Virginia Dr. G. Kevin Gillian and Virginia Hospital Center hosted the first East Coast training for LINX® on September 17-18. Dr.… Read More »Dr. Gillian teaches the first LINX Training Course for Surgeons on the East Coast
Heartburn: Is is a heart related disease? Health experts from US Preventive Services Task Force released a guideline indicating that a low-dose of aspirin can… Read More »Heartburn| Is it a heart related disease?
GERD| Study finds LINX should be first line of therapy Torax Medical announced completion of a landmark study confirming the long-term results of the LINX®… Read More »GERD| Study finds LINX should be first line of therapy
Anti-reflux and heartburn prescriptions
Medicare spending on anti reflux and heartburn prescriptions is enormous. A recent Wall Street Journal article reported that Nexium was the single most costly drug in terms of overall cost. At first glance the numbers are mindboggling. There were 8,192,362 prescription claims for Nexium in 2013 for Medicare. Read More »Anti-reflux and Heartburn: MEDICARE SPENDS MORE ON NEXIUM THAN ANY OTHER DRUG
GERD and Proton Pump Inhibitors Proton pump inhibitors have become one of the most heavily prescribed types of medications in the United States. The names… Read More »GERD and Proton Pump Inhibitors: Are PPI’s Safe?
Dr. Gillian’s experience (first General Surgeon in the Region) and philosophy in Robotic applications Procedures Performed: Nissen Fundoplication Toupet Fundoplication Heller Myotomy Pyloroplasty Single Site… Read More »Robotic Surgery and Single Site Surgery