More than 15 million Americans have a swallowing disorder, such as esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), or achalasia. For many, they’re temporary issues that can be managed with over-the-counter medicines and lifestyle changes. But for others, they are chronic concerns that plague daily life and can lead to more serious conditions. Take advantage of this opportunity to chat live in a secure online setting with gastroenterologist, Scott Gabbard, MD, and Thoracic Surgeon, Siva Raja, MD, PhD. They will provide answers to your important questions to help you better understand causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of these common disorders.
Ranked #2 in the country and top in Ohio by U.S. News & World Report for gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic offers one of the few centers in the country dedicated to swallowing disorders. Through the Center for Swallowing & Esophageal Disorders, patients benefit from the extensive experience of physicians who diagnose and treat nearly 2,000 patients a year. We’ve assembled an entire team of all the specialists you need – including gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, thoracic surgeons and swallowing therapists – to offer leading-edge diagnosis and treatment options.
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Scott Gabbard, MD, is a gastroenterologist in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease Institute. He is part of the Clinic’s Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, and specializes in treating patients with GERD and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Gabbard completed his residency in Internal Medicine at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He then followed with a fellowships in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Advanced Esophageal and Motility Disorders, from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Siva Raja, MD, PhD is a thoracic surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He is board certified in surgery, and his specialty interests include lung and esophageal cancer.
Dr. Raja earned his medical degree and a PhD in molecular and cellular pathology from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. During his medical school career, Dr. Raja completed one-year research fellowships in thoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and with the National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. For his post-graduate training, Dr. Raja completed a general surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, where he was named Chief Resident in his final year of training. He came to Cleveland Clinic in 2009 as a fellow in cardiothoracic surgery and was appointed to the medical staff in 2012 on completion of his fellowship.
To make an appointment with Scott Gabbard, MD, or any of the specialists in the Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders or Digestive Disease Institute, please call 216.444.7000 or 800.223.2273, ext. 47000 (toll-free). You can also visit us online at www.clevelandclinic.org/digestive
To make an appointment with Siva Raja, MD, PhD or any of our thoracic surgeons in the Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute, please call 216.445.6860 or toll-free 866.289.6911. You can also visit us online at www.clevelandclinic.org/heart