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When the Doctor Becomes the Patient

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.

Inspirational Patient Story: Post-Reflux Surgery Recovery

I wanted to highlight a patient’s story as she has been such an inspiration to me: Dr Bell and I have known Jill since 2012 when she came to see us after having a fundoplication in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2009. She had terrible regurgitation and heartburn and was diagnosed with scleroderma that same […]

Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery End-of-Summer Updates

As summer is winding down, we have a lot of exciting updates for you: CALIBER study: This is a randomized controlled trial that is sponsored by Torax, the maker of LINX. We were the first practice in the country to enroll patients in this study. We’re very excited to be able to offer this to […]

Success Story: Hiatal Hernia Surgery

“I just wanted to tell you thank you so much for giving me a much better life quality than I have had for as long as I can remember. I know I am on the road to recovery and will certainly follow all of the instructions that you have given me. Please tell Dr. Bell […]

The Difference Between LPR and GERD

Reflux is when liquid comes up from the stomach into the esophagus and causes symptoms. The most common symptoms are heartburn, chest pain, and regurgitation. Some patients have abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and other GI symptoms as well. LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux) is when liquid from the stomach comes all the way up the esophagus and […]

Food Tips for Patients with GERD

There are so many suggestions on what to eat and what not to eat when you have reflux… No chocolate, no red wine, no tomato products, no citrus. There is an interesting fact about these recommendations: None of them are based on science. There aren’t any studies to prove that patients with reflux who avoid […]

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