Archive for July, 2015

The Difference Between LPR and GERD

Reflux is when liquid comes up from the stomach into the esophagus and causes symptoms. The most common symptoms are heartburn, chest pain, and regurgitation. Some patients have abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and other GI symptoms as well. LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux) is when liquid from the stomach comes all the way up the esophagus and […]

Food Tips for Patients with GERD

There are so many suggestions on what to eat and what not to eat when you have reflux… No chocolate, no red wine, no tomato products, no citrus. There is an interesting fact about these recommendations: None of them are based on science. There aren’t any studies to prove that patients with reflux who avoid […]

LINX Reflux Management System for GERD Treatment

Reflux results from a weak valve between the esophagus and stomach (the lower esophageal sphincter). The gold standard surgery to fix this valve is the Nissen fundoplication. This surgery has been performed for over 50 years and works very well at treating reflux. The down side to this surgery is that there is a potential […]

Success Story: GERD Surgery

“I feel so fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Bell at after suffering with GERD for over 25 years and taking numerous PPIs that seemed to work only for a while. The staff at Dr. Bell’s office is so nice to work with. Kate is so knowledgeable and loves her work. My surgical options […]

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