Patient Success Story
“Since I had the surgery my quality of life has improved dramatically.”
Roger is a Navy veteran where he served as an electronics technician. He suffered from severe acid reflux disease and put off dealing with his condition until it progressively worsened and he saw a general surgeon at Clinton Memorial Hospital.
“Dr. Lovano began the exploratory process and ran tests. She then recommended that I undergo surgery to repair my hiatal hernia and place the LINX device at the base of my esophagus to control my acid reflux,” Roger shared. “I had a lot of questions about the LINX, which is a magnetic ring that is placed just above the opening to the stomach and helps control backflow up the esophagus which causes acid reflux. Dr. Lovano is extremely knowledgeable and took the time to answer all my questions. I appreciated her straight talk and approach which helped me understand what she wanted to do and how it would benefit me. After discussing it with my wife I elected to go ahead, and the decision to have my surgery at CMH was easy because not only does my wife work here, but it’s also close to home, we’ve known CMH since we moved here after I retired from the Navy, and on the day of my surgery everyone in the OR knew me!
“Since I had the surgery my quality of life has improved dramatically. I’ve had to make some adjustments as to how I eat and make sure I have frequent snacks, but I am able to eat and drink virtually anything I want. My recovery was shorter than I expected and I’m very grateful to Dr. Lovano and the staff at CMH.”