What Are the Symptoms of GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)?

What Are the Symptoms of GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly known as acid reflux disease, occurs when an excess of stomach juice in the body rises up through the esophagus. Acid reflux can cause a number of issues that severely affect your quality of life. Those who suffer from acid reflux disease experience heartburn, chest pains, and indigestion. Acid reflux can […]

Endostim Surgery

First two patients at the Center for Esophageal Wellness implanted in EndoStim’s LESS GERD clinical trial for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Englewood, CO, November 18, 2016 – the Center for Esophageal Wellness and EndoStim, Inc., announced that the first two patients in Englewood, CO have been implanted with the EndoStim device in the Lower Esophageal […]

Diagnostic Testing with the SmartPill

The SmartPill is the newest innovation for evaluating how long it takes for food to travel through your gastrointestinal tract. The SmartPill offers precise results with fewer risks compared to the solid gastric emptying study. The SmartPill is a small ingestible capsule that measures pH, temperature, and pressure as it passes through your gastrointestinal tract. […]

Cine Esophagram – Evaluating Esophagus and Stomach Problems Through Video

When a barium swallow is required to diagnose a problem, a video-recorded X-ray can be used to get a better view and understanding of the issue. This is known as a cine esophagram. The patient is given barium to swallow, followed by a pill. Video is used to capture the swallow so any anomalies or […]

Dr Bell Speaks at National Meeting on LINX

This last weekend, Dr Bell was asked to share his experience with LINX surgery to over 100 surgeons from across the country. It was a great opportunity to help educate and advance a great technology.

Expert Surgeons

I was researching reflux surgery on the internet one night and I came across a surgeon who was an “expert” in reflux surgery. I went to his website and this is what was listed as his expertise: Adrenalectomy Appendicitis Breast Surgery Cancer Surgery Colorectal Surgery Endoscopy & Colonoscopy Esophagus Surgery Gallbladder Surgery GERD Surgery Hernia […]

Can Heartburn Medications Kill You?

There are now multiple class action lawsuits against the makers of reflux medications like Nexium. There are now multiple studies linking these medications to heart disease, kidney disease, dementia, vitamin deficiencies and more. This was recently posted on Youtube: An estimated 15 million Americans are currently taking drugs like Nexium which work to control heartburn, […]

How to manage acid reflux without PPIs

Roughly 15 million Americans use PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) to control symptoms of acid reflux. Though they may reduce symptoms like heartburn, PPIs – which include the popular OTC drugs Prilosec and Nexium – have been associated with serious side effects when used long-term. Fortunately, there are a number of lifestyle changes that have been […]

LESS GERD Clinical Study of the EndoStim System

is participating in the LESS GERD clinical study of the EndoStim system. The LESS GERD study is being conducted at multiple sites across the U.S. to evaluate the effect of the EndoStim system on reflux patients who continue to have symptoms like heartburn and regurgitation despite taking medication every day. The EndoStim system is a […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield Now Covers the LINX Procedure!

Exciting news for reflux surgery candidates! The LINX Reflux Management System is now covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. LINX is offered as an alternative to surgical fundoplication for the treatment of GERD, and is now available to over 15 million BCBS members. LINX is a new, […]

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