Expert Surgeons

Expert Surgeons

Published on September 29 by

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 […]

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Can Heartburn Medications Kill You?

Published on September 15 by

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, […]

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Clinical Trials May Provide Access to New Technology for Treating GERD

Published on April 25 by

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 […]

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Why Surgery Is the Right Choice for Acid Reflux Treatment

Published on April 21 by

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 […]

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

Published on December 17 by

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 […]

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Important Things to Know Before Your Reflux Surgery

Published on December 11 by

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 […]

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Esophageal Cancer Linked to Long-Term Use of Antireflux Medication

Published on October 8 by

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. […]

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The Difference Between LPR and GERD

Published on July 30 by

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 […]

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