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New Data Predicts Significant Changes in the Rates of Esophageal Cancers

New Data Predicts Significant Changes in the Rates of Esophageal Cancers

In order to develop a better understanding of how to treat esophageal cancer, a large amount of research that spans over the course of decades must be conducted. Accurate and comprehensive data can only be collected by studying cases of esophageal cancer across the globe from different groups based on age, sex, histology, and other […]

How We Accurately Evaluate the Extent of Acid Reflux Beyond a 24-Hour Period

Diagnostic testing is an integral part of what we do at Center for Esophageal Wellness, because an accurate diagnosis is what we use to provide you with the appropriate treatments and care you need. We offer a diverse array of diagnostic tests that utilize advanced technology to provide accurate and comprehensive data. The Bravo Capsule […]

Barrett’s Esophagus – Understanding Dysplasia and Your Risk of Developing Esophageal Cancer

Barrett’s esophagus is a condition where you have normal cells in an abnormal place. When you have reflux for a long time, the cells in the lining of the esophagus start to turn into cells from the stomach. This is a way to protect the esophagus from the harmful acid that is not supposed to […]

The LINX Reflux Management System

Treatments for acid reflux are constantly being researched and advanced so that more effective and less traumatic procedures can be developed. The LINX Reflux Management System is a testament to the dedication shown in providing lifelong solutions for managing acid reflux. LINX is a unique implantable device that is composed of multiple magnetic beads that […]

Dr Bell Presents LINX data at International Conference

This last weekend, Dr Bell presented preliminary data on the CALIBER study at an international conference in Chicago.  This is the first randomized study comparing LINX to double dose PPIs in patients that suffer from regurgitation. The results thus far are OUTSTANDING!!  92% of LINX patients’ regurgitation resolved, while only 8% of double dose medication […]

Why Do I Need a Transnasal Endoscopy?

During your appointment with Dr. Reginald Bell, he may recommend that you receive a transnasal endoscopy (TNE). Rather than more traditional forms of endoscopy, which use the mouth as an access point, a TNE uses the nasal passages to gain access to the larynx, esophagus, lower esophageal sphincter, and stomach so they can be properly […]

More evidence that PPIs may increase risk for heart disease

There has been a lot of news regarding the long term risk of reflux medications lately. These risks include dementia, kidney disease, osteoporosis, colon infections, lung infections….. There is another risk associated with taking reflux medications (PPIs, or Proton Pump Inhibitors such as prilosec, prevacid, nexium, omeprazole, dexilant….) and that is cardiovascular disease which includes […]

A New Approach for Treating GERD and Heartburn

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux, and heartburn are two very common issues that affect the live of countless people on a daily basis. Treatments for these issues are seeing advancements thanks to the invention of new technologies and a better understanding of how to treat these conditions. The LESS GERD EndoStim […]

How Achalasia Affects the Esophagus

Achalasia is a very frustrating disease that many patients have to deal with. There is no known cause for this condition, it occurs equally in both men and women, and it can affect an individual at any stage in their life. Achalasia can severely damage the esophagus in two ways. This disease destroys nerve fibers […]

Stretta Meta Analysis shows Excellent Results

Mederi Therapeutics today announced the publication of a meta-analysis of 28 studies, representing 2468 patients who received Stretta Therapy to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The study entitled, “Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled and Prospective Cohort Efficacy Studies of Endoscopic Radiofrequency for Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease“, was published in Surgical Endoscopy. Authors included Ronnie Fass, MD, head of […]

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