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Reflux, Swallowing & Hernia Center

Overview

UofL Health – Reflux, Swallowing & Hernia Center is staffed by regional leaders in the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with swallowing difficulties, acid reflux, and abdominal wall hernias. By relying on a multidisciplinary approach and utilizing state-of-the-art technologies, the center provides individualized, quality care that is streamlined to make the patient the central focus.

Our team employs established methods for the accurate diagnosis of common and rare diseases alike, using common technologies such as CAT Scans and more cutting-edge technologies like wireless pH monitoring, manometry, and FLIP. Once established, a diverse team of experienced surgeons provides the entire gamut of foregut and hernia surgeries, including laparoscopic and robot-assisted operations.

Diseases & Conditions

Interventions this team performs include procedures aiding in the diagnostic work up of swallowing and foregut diseases, which include reflux and swallowing problems (neurologic, autoimmune, iatrogenic and idiopathic conditions).

These procedures include:

  • Manometry
  • pH metry
  • Upper gastroenterology gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Endo FLIP

Surgical treatments include hiatal hernia repair, Nissen fundoplication, magnetic sphincter augmentation and laparoscopic, robotic and open hernia surgery with abdominal wall reconstruction.

Treatments & Services

Surgeries Performed

  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Heller myotomy (surgery for achalasia)
  • Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) (surgery for achalasia)
  • Nissen fundoplication
  • Magnetic sphincter augmentation of the lower esophageal sphincter
  • Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair
  • Robotic incisional hernia repair
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction and release of abdominal wall components

Gastroenterological Procedures

  • High-resolution Manometry
  • Esophageal pH monitoring/BRAVO
  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • EndoFLIP
  • Esophageal 24-hour pH/impedance reflux monitoring
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing

Ear, Nose & Throat

  • Targeted speech therapy
  • Botox and dilation of the vocal chords
  • Cricopharyngeal Myotomy
  • Vocal fold injection
  • Medialization thyroplasty
  • Scar Release
  • Vocal fold procedures to remove obstructing tissue

Providers

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Farid J. Kehdy, M.D.

Specialty Areas: General Surgery | Reflux, Swallowing & Hernia Center | Reflux, Swallowing & Hernia Center
Areas of Interest: Laparoscopic Management of Swallowing Disorders and Reflux Disease | Minimally Invasive General Surgery | Complex...

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – General Surgery
UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suite 710
Louisville, KY 40202
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Matthew V. Benns, M.D.

Specialty Areas: General Surgery | Reflux, Swallowing & Hernia Center | Reflux, Swallowing & Hernia Center
Areas of Interest: General Surgery | Trauma and Acute Care Surgery | Surgical Critical Care

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – General Surgery
UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suite 710
Louisville, KY 40202
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Matthew C. Bozeman, M.D.

Specialty Areas: General Surgery | Reflux, Swallowing & Hernia Center | Reflux, Swallowing & Hernia Center
Areas of Interest: General Surgery | Trauma and Acute Care Surgery | Surgical Critical Care

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – General Surgery
UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suite 710
Louisville, KY 40202
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William G. Cheadle, M.D.

Specialty Areas: General Surgery | Reflux, Swallowing & Hernia Center | Reflux, Swallowing & Hernia Center
Areas of Interest: Intra-Abdominal Infection | Breast Disease | Trauma | Endoscopy

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – General Surgery
UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suite 710
Louisville, KY 40202
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Benjamin Rogers, M.D.

Specialty Areas: Gastroenterology | Digestive & Liver Health | Reflux, Swallowing & Hernia Center | Reflux, Swallowing & Hernia Center
Areas of Interest: Dysphagia | Chronic GERD | Chronic Constipation | Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

Primary Practice Location

GI Motility Clinic
UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Outpatient Care Center
225 Abraham Flexner Way, Suite 502
Louisville, KY 40202
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Swapna K. Chandran, M.D.

Specialty Areas: Ear, Nose & Throat | Reflux, Swallowing & Hernia Center | Reflux, Swallowing & Hernia Center
Areas of Interest: Adult and Pediatric Voice and Swallowing Disorders | Pediatric Otolaryngology

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – Ear, Nose & Throat
UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suite 170
Louisville, KY 40202

Accepted Insurance

UofL Physicians participates in most major health plans in Kentucky. Coverage may vary by specialty. Coverage limitations are dependent on the terms of your personal health plan. This is not a guarantee that all services you receive will be covered by your health plan. Review your health plan provider directory and/or consult with your plan to confirm coverage.

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