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Why Choose Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery?

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 […]

The Comorbidities Associated with GERD and LPR

Although the primary effects of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) can be significantly harmful to the body, they are also known for the numerous comorbidities they produce. “Comorbidity” is a term used to describe the simultaneous existence of two or more chronic conditions within a single patient. It can either define the […]

Stretta: A Minimally Invasive and Effective Treatment for Managing the Symptoms of GERD

For many people, medications for chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) either do not provide the relief they need or are an insufficient option for long-term treatment. For those who do not have adequate relief from medications, or want an alternative, we offer multiple surgical options for treating GERD, including minimally invasive procedures. People in search […]

Recent Breakthroughs in the Effective Treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus

A new article in the The American Journal of Gastroenterology has shown that Barrett’s esophagus can be effectively treated with fantastic results. The study was done in order to understand how effective endoscopic eradication therapy (EET) is at treating and preventing the recurrence of Barrett’s esophagus when coupled with standardized reflux management protocol. The study […]

Why Acid Reflux Medications Do Not Provide You with the Care You Need

At Center for Esophageal Wellness, we provide thorough and accurate diagnostic testing and surgical treatments for foregut issues. We aim to help as many individuals as we can to manage their foregut issues so that they can live normal and satisfying lives. Acid reflux is one of the more common issues we treat. You may […]

What Is the Likelihood of Needing a Reoperation After My Reflux Surgery?

When reflux surgery is performed by a surgeon who specializes in surgery on the esophagus, it is long-lasting with excellent outcomes; it is 90% successful at 10 years. For the procedure, it is important to seek out an expert with a lot of experience. For the small number of patients who have recurrent symptoms, only […]

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