By Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe - Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe
Katherin is a pediatric patient who was brought to our Hospital’s emergency room when she weighed 32 kilograms due to malnutrition caused by other health difficulties that prevented her from ingesting food. The patient was admitted with the aim of conducting timely exams in order to identify the corresponding pathology. One week later, Katherin was diagnosed with achalasia, a disease that hinders food and fluids from passing through the esophagus. Therefore, the patient underwent two surgical procedures, a laparoscopic Heller myotomy and a laparoscopic Toupet fundoplication, both conducted on October 5, 2021. Currently, Katherin thanks the Hospital for the timely assistance provided by all the staff who were part of her treatment: “The nurses and doctors were checking on me all the time. They were really nice to me and that made me feel very comfortable over my entire stay at the Hospital.” The patient has recovered her ability to ingest food with medical indications, and her health condition has been improving thanks to the timely detection and treatment. “After the surgery, I started having liquid food and, a week later, I began having some solid food too. Right now, the food is passing through nicely, so I have been able to eat without any problems,” stated Katherin. Testimonies like this one are a source of motivation for us to keep serving each one of our patients.
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