What You Need to Know About LINX

What You Need to Know About LINX

For years, the best option for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) was a surgical procedure known as a Nissen fundoplication. While this procedure was capable of treating GERD, there was a high risk of experiencing a number of side effects as a result of the procedure. Over the years, a number of advancements have been […]

Our Esophageal Motility Center Is Now Certified by the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society

There are some things in life that we take for granted because they seem like they will never cause a problem. The ability to swallow normally is an excellent example of this. When we eat, we expect our body to easily swallow our food, but there are a lot of moving parts that need to […]

The Expertise of Dr. Reginald Bell

When you come into , you can be confident that you will be receiving personalized and professional care from a dedicated team. Board-certified general surgeon Dr. Reginald Bell has been in practice for over 25 years and is passionate about providing those suffering from foregut issues with the surgical care they need to live happier […]

The Long-Term Health Problems Associated with PPI Use

The best treatments are the ones that address the source of the issue, not just the symptoms produced by the issue. In people who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the source of the issue is a faulty valve that allows the fluid in the stomach to rise up into the esophagus. For a long […]

Your Surgical Options for Managing Achalasia

Achalasia is is a lifelong esophageal disorder that occurs when nerve fibers within the esophagus become destroyed. This can result in two issues: The damaged nerve fibers prevent the esophagus from being able to push and pass food down into the stomach. The muscular valve locate between the stomach and esophagus, known as the lower […]

Why Choose Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery?

Choosing the right doctor to treat your medical needs can be an incredibly difficult task. There are so many logistical and personal factors that need to be accounted for, and there are often many viable options available; it can make the entire process feel overwhelming. When it comes to treating gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett’s esophagus, […]

What Is a Paraesophageal Hernia?

A hernia is a term used to refer to the situation where an internal part of the body is forced into an area where it does not normally reside. A hiatal hernia occurs when a portion of the stomach is forced upward through an opening in the diaphragm. There are two types of hiatal hernias: […]

Treating Barrett’s Esophagus with Radiofrequency Ablation

Barrett’s esophagus is a condition that occurs in patients who have suffered from long-standing reflux. The body naturally tries to protect the junction between the stomach and esophagus that is being damaged by the acid rising from the stomach. The body does this by changing the inner lining of the esophagus from skin to small […]

Long-Term PPI Use Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack

Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a type of drug which has the primary function of reducing the production of gastric acid in the body. For decades, PPIs have been used to address a number of issues, such as peptic ulcers, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, Barrett’s esophagus, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Their predominance has led to multiple […]

Swallowing After Undergoing Fundoplication Surgery

After your fundoplication surgery, you may experience issues with eating and swallowing. Although the procedure has been proven to be a safe and effective option for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), understanding how fundoplication surgery affects your ability to swallow and knowing what you can do to minimize any issues will make the recovery process […]

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