Clinical Trials May Provide Access to New Technology for Treating GERD

Clinical Trials May Provide Access to New Technology for Treating GERD

There have been recent advances in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The FDA has approved Stretta, EsophyX, and the LINX Reflux Management System to address the leaky valve that causes reflux, or the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Even though these are all FDA approved, insurance may not cover these procedures, despite data showing […]

Why Surgery Is the Right Choice for Acid Reflux Treatment

If you have been diagnosed with acid reflux, you have probably tried reflux medications, such as Prilosec OTC or a prescription medication like Nexium, to help with your symptoms. The reason these medications relieve symptoms for some patients is because they reduce the amount of acid the stomach produces. The fluid from your stomach refluxed […]

New Study: PPI Drugs for GERD Can Increase Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease

Proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are a category of medications used to treat the symptoms of acid reflux disease (also known as GERD). Two of the most popular drugs available over-the-counter to treat reflux – Prilosec OTC and Nexium – are PPIs. PPIs are also very commonly prescribed to reflux patients in higher doses, and […]

Patient Testimonial: LINX Reflux Management System

Dear Dr. Bell, I want to let you know your service and staff have treated me better than any office I have ever been affiliated with. The staff was extraordinary in explaining the procedure and worked hard to assure everything was as perfect as could be. As for the surgery, I could not have asked […]

GERD and Barrett’s esophagus have made my quality of life awful – I really want a cure!

Many adults either ignore their acid reflux symptoms or simply treat them with daily medications, allowing for the potential of disease progression. Although complications such as Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer only impact a small percentage of GERD patients, many more people experience a serious deterioration in their quality of life as they age. For […]

When the Doctor Becomes the Patient

I am a surgeon who operates on patients to treat their GERD, and I am also a patient who has suffered from GERD for a number of years. With over 20 years in practice as a Board Certified General Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, I have seen the pain and suffering […]

What to Expect Before and After Reflux Surgery

Before Surgery: Prior to surgery, most patients will be placed on a liquid diet for 7-10 days. This diet helps deplete the glycogen stores in the liver, making the liver shrink and become less fragile. This is helpful in surgery as we have to lift up the left side of the liver in order to […]

Important Things to Know Before Your Reflux Surgery

If you have surgery on your knee, it is possible that you would need another procedure down the road as you get older. The same is true for reflux surgery. Surgery for reflux is a reconstructive procedure. We take tissue that has already failed once and use that tissue to complete the procedure. Over time […]

Esophageal Cancer Linked to Long-Term Use of Antireflux Medication

A big problem today is that most GERD diagnosis are made by primary care physicians who simply do not have the diagnostic equipment to confirm GERD, which can lead to more serious problems if not properly treated. RefluxMD receives many GERD-related questions from visitors, allowing them to offer ideas to avoid disease progression or complications. […]

Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery is Participating in the CALIBER Study

For more information about the CALIBER study or LINX Reflux Management System, call 303-788-7700 or contact us here.

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