Leslie H. Price, M.D.Leslie H. Price, M.D.
Celiac Sprue Disease, Colon Cancer Prevention, Colon Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Diarrhea, Chronic, Endoscopy, Esophageal Achalasia, Esophogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), Familial Colon Cancer, Gastro-Esophageal Reflux, GI Motility Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Swallowing Disorders
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Dr. Price practices general Gastroenterology & Hepatology with a particular interest in gastrointestinal motility disorders. She is convinced that effective communication and explanation leading to informed consent are fundamentally important to patient care. She feels privileged and proud to be part of a care team that is determined to provide excellent patient care for the patient and their family during periods of medical stress.Personal Interests
When not at work, Dr. Price usually spends time with her husband and family. She enjoys cooking, hiking, running, reading, and yoga.Medical School
McGill University, Montreal, QuebecResidency
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WAFellowship(s)
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NMBoard Certifications
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Board Certified in GastroenterologyProfessional Associations:
American Neurogastroenterology & Motility Society; American College of Gastroenterology; American Gastroenterological Association
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On February 3, 2014, Yahoo Sports published an article regarding this years’ Super Bowl MVP, Malcolm Smith, as not only achieving recognition for his Super Bowl performance, but also dealing with a rare swallowing disorder known as achalasia.
Achalasia is a rare disorder with a prevalence of 10 cases per 100,000 individuals. Men and women are equally affected and it is usually diagnosed between the ages of 25 to 60 years. The disease often comes on slowly and is gradually progressive with problems swallowing solids and liquids, and movement of undigested food particles back up into the mouth unintentionally (bland regurgitation). Patients also often complain of a burning chest sensation. Other symptoms include hiccups, difficulties belching, and sometimes weight loss.
The condition can be seen with radiology studies including a barium esophagram that shows a dilated, or larger than normal, caliber of the esophagus with a narrowing or tightness at the lower esophageal sphincter. The lower esophageal sphincter is located at the end of the esophagus before it enters the stomach. An upper endoscopy or camera study is often performed to evaluate the esophagus and stomach closely. It is ultimately diagnosed with high-resolution esophageal manometry, which is a technique for evaluating esophageal motor dysfunction or movement disorders of the esophagus.
Once achalasia is diagnosed, there are different treatment options ...
Oropharyngeal dysphagia is related to problems with the initiation of the swallows and clearing the food bolus from the mouth to the esophagus. This usually occurs within a second of swallowing and you may feel that you cannot initiate a swallow or food hangs up in the neck region. A test that is commonly used to evaluate this is a modified barium swallow or videofluoroscopic swallowing study. This study provides critical information on inability or excessive delay in initiation of swallowing, unintentional inhalation of food, unintentional expulsion of food from the nose or mouth, and/or abnormal retention of food in the back of the throat after swallowing. Most ...
FODMAPs is an acronym, coined by two Australian researchers, that refers to Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These are small chain sugars, fibers, and sugar alcohols that are poorly digested by humans, but are easily digested by the bacteria in your intestine and colon. When the bacteria consume FODMAPs, they produce gas, which leads to symptoms of gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, and changes in bowel movements. The FODMAP diet is used to alleviate the impact these types of foods have on your gastrointestinal tract.
A diet low in FODMAPs food was designed to help minimize symptoms in individuals that suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional bloating. You should discuss your symptoms with your physician prior to starting this diet since other gastrointestinal related disorders need to be excluded first (i.e., celiac disease, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and others).
If a diet low in FODMAP is recommended for you ...
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