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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LESS GERD Clinical Study of the EndoStim System

Published on August 16 by

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 […]

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

Published on January 21 by

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 […]

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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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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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Food Tips for Patients with GERD

Published on July 28 by

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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LINX Reflux Management System for GERD Treatment

Published on July 23 by

Reflux results from a weak valve between the esophagus and stomach (the lower esophageal sphincter). The gold standard surgery to fix this valve is the Nissen fundoplication. This surgery has been performed for over 50 years and works very well at treating reflux. The down side to this surgery is that there is a potential […]

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Success Story: GERD Surgery

Published on July 21 by

“I feel so fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Bell at after suffering with GERD for over 25 years and taking numerous PPIs that seemed to work only for a while. The staff at Dr. Bell’s office is so nice to work with. Kate is so knowledgeable and loves her work. My surgical options […]

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