Our expert says:
Dear Cat Lady
You are certainly allowed to get a second opinion. Many surgeons/physicians are also qualified gastroenterologists so the one who did your endoscope probably has the qualification. Haitus hernia causes acid reflux, which burns the lower end of the esophagus, causing inflammation and scar tissue forming, which can cause swallowing problems. You may be having a bleeding stomach ulcer that they saw with the endoscopy. It makes me so cross when they don't discuss results etc with patients. Do not be shy to ask questions (lots!!) if you need to.
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