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Dr Bell Presents LINX data at International Conference

Published on May 11, 2017 by Kate Freeman

This last weekend, Dr Bell presented preliminary data on the CALIBER study at an international conference in Chicago.  This is the first randomized study comparing LINX to double dose PPIs in patients that suffer from regurgitation. The results thus far

Why Do I Need a Transnasal Endoscopy?

Published on April 28, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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During your appointment with Dr. Reginald Bell, he may recommend that you receive a transnasal endoscopy (TNE). Rather than more traditional forms of endoscopy, which use the mouth as an access point, a TNE uses the nasal passages to gain

More evidence that PPIs may increase risk for heart disease

Published on April 21, 2017 by Kate Freeman

There has been a lot of news regarding the long term risk of reflux medications lately. These risks include dementia, kidney disease, osteoporosis, colon infections, lung infections….. There is another risk associated with taking reflux medications (PPIs, or Proton Pump

A New Approach for Treating GERD and Heartburn

Published on April 7, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux, and heartburn are two very common issues that affect the live of countless people on a daily basis. Treatments for these issues are seeing advancements thanks to the invention of new

How Achalasia Affects the Esophagus

Published on March 3, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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Achalasia is a very frustrating disease that many patients have to deal with. There is no known cause for this condition, it occurs equally in both men and women, and it can affect an individual at any stage in their

Stretta Meta Analysis shows Excellent Results

Published on March 2, 2017 by Kate Freeman

Mederi Therapeutics today announced the publication of a meta-analysis of 28 studies, representing 2468 patients who received Stretta Therapy to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The study entitled, “Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled and Prospective Cohort Efficacy Studies of Endoscopic Radiofrequency

Gaining a Comprehensive Understanding of the Extent of Your Gastric Reflux

Published on February 17, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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In order to provide our patients with the best possible gastric reflux treatments we can, we need a comprehensive evaluation of your condition and symptoms. There are a few tests that need to be done to ensure GERD is the proper

Don’t Ignore That Persistent Sore Throat

Published on February 2, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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When you have a small but persistent symptom like a sore or irritated throat, it can be easy to ignore by thinking it will go away in a few days or that it is just a little cough and nothing

What Is a Hiatal Hernia?

Published on January 19, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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A hernia is a very common medical condition that occurs when an organ in the body bulges through an abnormal cavity in the wall of the tissue that surrounds the organ. When this occurs in the upper part of the

How Barrett’s Esophagus Increases Your Risk of Esophageal Cancer

Published on January 5, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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There are many factors that can increase your risk of esophageal cancer. Preexisting abnormalities and conditions can predispose a person to esophageal cancer. Barrett’s esophagus is a condition that must be treated before it increases your risk of cancer. Barrett’s