William Richards, M.D., professor and chair of surgery at the Whiddon College of Medicine, and Richard Rieske, M.D., a fifth-year surgery resident at USA Health, wrote Chapter 12: Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation for GERD.
About William O. Richards, M.D., F.A.C.S.
As director of the University of South Alabama Surgical Weight Loss Center and the Professor and Chair of Surgery, Dr. Richards has special interest in all aspects of bariatric surgery, including laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic gastric bypass, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Learn more about Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery at the University of South Alabama Center for Weight Loss Surgery.
Dr. Richards also performs esophageal surgery to treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease using the LINX® Reflux Management System. Learn more about surgical options for treating GERD at USA Health.
Dr. Richards' other interests are in laparoscopic surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, including repair of hiatal hernia, achalasia, esophageal and gastric disorders, treatment of Barrett's esophagus, and gastric motility disorders.