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Date:7/6/2009

l fundoplication surgery," said Dr. Overcash. "This incisionless technique can change the patient's quality of life by allowing them to tolerate food and beverages they couldn't before without reliance on medications."

The patient previously underwent corrective surgeries in other countries without success. She sought out Dr. Overcash and PGSA because of his leadership in performing the approximately 20 minute, outpatient procedure using the innovative EsophyX device.

According to EsophyX's manufacturer EndoGastric Solutions, Dr. Overcash is the leader of natural orifice surgeries in the United States and has performed more successful procedures using the device than any other surgeon in the U.S. In August 2008, Dr. Overcash became the first ever to complete the incisionless trans-oral surgery on a child. The 10 year-old boy had suffered from chronic GERD for years and was successfully treated by Dr. Overcash.

The trans-oral surgery will take place at PGSA's surgery center, located at 13838 US Highway 441 in The Villages. PGSA also has offices in Leesburg at 8110 CR 44, Leg A, and in Clermont, at 255 Citrus Tower Boulevard, Suite 208A. To schedule an appointment with a PGSA physician, call 352-323-8868.

About PGSA

Professional Gastroenterology & Surgery Associates' is recognized as one of the region's most progressive practices for patient care and education relating to gastrointestinal conditions, surgery, weight loss and general clinical and surgical pathology issues.
It is PGSA's mission to resolve diseases and disorders using the most innovative therapeutic techniques and surgical technology. Learn more about PGSA at http://www.pgsacfl.com.

Editor's Note
The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning, July 7 at PGSA, 13838 US Highway 441 in Lady Lake/TheVillages. Time is TBD.

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