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Orange Regional Medical Center to Host Free Seminar on Acid Reflux Treatment Options

February 7, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar on state-of-the-art technology to treat Barrett’s Esophagus on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center Conference Center’s Multipurpose Conference Room, 707 East Main Street in Middletown. Dr. Edward Croen and Dr. Andrew Pellecchia will discuss new technologies, such as Radio Frequency Ablation using the HALO System, to treat Barrett’s Esophagus.

Dr. Edward Croen, Chairman of Orange Regional’s Gastroenterology Department says, “The addition of Radio Frequency Ablation for Barrett’s esophagus to our service offerings makes this life saving treatment more readily available and accessible to patients in the Hudson Valley community.”

Barrett’s Esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition affecting the lining of the esophagus, is commonly caused by gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). GERD, commonly known as acid reflux, is a disorder in which stomach acid and enzymes cause injury to the esophageal lining. Orange Regional Medical Center was the first hospital in Orange County to utilize the HALO System for this procedure.

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 17,000 people developed cancer of the esophagus in 2011.

Refreshments will be served. Space is limited. For more information, or to register, please visit www.ormc.org/communityoutreach or call Orange Regional Health Connections at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

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