Recent Findings Establish a More Concrete Link Between PPI Usage and Kidney Disease

Published on March 15 by Kate Freeman
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For some time, evidence has been mounting that has linked the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) with the development of chronic kidney disease. Despite this evidence, additional research was still needed to establish a more concrete link between PPI

What You Need to Know About LINX

Published on February 28 by Kate Freeman

For years, the best option for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) was a surgical procedure known as a Nissen fundoplication. While this procedure was capable of treating GERD, there was a high risk of experiencing a number of side effects

Our Esophageal Motility Center Is Now Certified by the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society

Published on February 20 by Kate Freeman

There are some things in life that we take for granted because they seem like they will never cause a problem. The ability to swallow normally is an excellent example of this. When we eat, we expect our body to

The Expertise of Dr. Reginald Bell

Published on January 31 by Kate Freeman

When you come into SOFI Center for Esophageal Wellness, you can be confident that you will be receiving personalized and professional care from a dedicated team. Board-certified general surgeon Dr. Reginald Bell has been in practice for over 25 years

The Long-Term Health Problems Associated with PPI Use

Published on January 16 by Kate Freeman

The best treatments are the ones that address the source of the issue, not just the symptoms produced by the issue. In people who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the source of the issue is a faulty valve that

Your Surgical Options for Managing Achalasia

Published on January 4 by Kate Freeman

Achalasia is is a lifelong esophageal disorder that occurs when nerve fibers within the esophagus become destroyed. This can result in two issues: The damaged nerve fibers prevent the esophagus from being able to push and pass food down into

Why Choose SOFI?

Published on December 19 by Kate Freeman

Choosing the right doctor to treat your medical needs can be an incredibly difficult task. There are so many logistical and personal factors that need to be accounted for, and there are often many viable options available; it can make

What Is a Paraesophageal Hernia?

Published on November 22 by Kate Freeman

A hernia is a term used to refer to the situation where an internal part of the body is forced into an area where it does not normally reside. A hiatal hernia occurs when a portion of the stomach is

Treating Barrett’s Esophagus with Radiofrequency Ablation

Published on November 15 by Kate Freeman

Barrett’s esophagus is a condition that occurs in patients who have suffered from long-standing reflux. The body naturally tries to protect the junction between the stomach and esophagus that is being damaged by the acid rising from the stomach. The

Long-Term PPI Use Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack

Published on October 30 by Kate Freeman

Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a type of drug which has the primary function of reducing the production of gastric acid in the body. For decades, PPIs have been used to address a number of issues, such as peptic ulcers, upper