Smart Tip
What is the LES?

On this page, we talk a lot about the LES, or lower esophageal sphincter. The LES is a group of muscles that open and close to control how substances—such as food and acid—pass from the esophagus to the stomach. If the LES does not close properly, reflux can occur.

In the News
Drs. Jonathan Aranow and Nadeem Hussain Take on GERD

Seasons Magazine and WTNH have both published stories about the GERD program at Middlesex Health!

Your Care Team

Mario Q. Ricci, MD

Mario Q. Ricci, MD

Locations

  • Marlborough, CT
    860-347-4620
  • Middletown, CT
    860-347-4620
Lucian F. Gorgan, MD

Lucian F. Gorgan, MD

Locations

  • Marlborough, CT
    860-347-4620
  • Middletown, CT
    860-347-4620
Jonathan S. Aranow, MD

Jonathan S. Aranow, MD

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass & Sleeve Surgeries
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Stomach & Esophagus
  • Weight Loss Counseling
  • Weight Loss Surgery

Locations

  • Middletown, CT
    860-358-2850
Prakash V. Huded, MD

Prakash V. Huded, MD

Locations

  • Portland, CT
    860-342-4800
  • Essex, CT
    860-342-4800
Gregor J. Koobatian, MD

Gregor J. Koobatian, MD

Locations

  • Madison, CT
    860-347-4620
  • Middletown, CT
    860-347-4620
  • Essex, CT
    860-347-4620
Stanislaus Opalacz, MD

Stanislaus Opalacz, MD

Locations

  • Marlborough, CT
    860-347-4620
  • Middletown, CT
    860-347-4620

Grigoriy V. Klimovich, MD

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass & Sleeve Surgeries
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Stomach & Esophagus

Locations

  • Middletown, CT
    860-358-2850
Ryan M. O'Connor, MD

Ryan M. O'Connor, MD

Locations

  • Middletown, CT
    860-347-4620
Edmund Y. Chung, MD

Edmund Y. Chung, MD

Locations

  • Middletown, CT
    860-347-4620
  • Essex, CT
    860-347-4620
Nadeem Hussain, MD

Nadeem Hussain, MD

Locations

  • Middletown, CT
    860-347-4620