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Swallowing After Undergoing Fundoplication Surgery

Published on October 9, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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After your fundoplication surgery, you may experience issues with eating and swallowing. Although the procedure has been proven to be a safe and effective option for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), understanding how fundoplication surgery affects your ability to swallow

The Comorbidities Associated with GERD and LPR

Published on September 21, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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Although the primary effects of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) can be significantly harmful to the body, they are also known for the numerous comorbidities they produce. “Comorbidity” is a term used to describe the simultaneous existence

Stretta: A Minimally Invasive and Effective Treatment for Managing the Symptoms of GERD

Published on August 31, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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For many people, medications for chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) either do not provide the relief they need or are an insufficient option for long-term treatment. For those who do not have adequate relief from medications, or want an alternative,

Recent Breakthroughs in the Effective Treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus

Published on August 10, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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A new article in the The American Journal of Gastroenterology has shown that Barrett’s esophagus can be effectively treated with fantastic results. The study was done in order to understand how effective endoscopic eradication therapy (EET) is at treating and

Why Acid Reflux Medications Do Not Provide You with the Care You Need

Published on August 3, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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At Center for Esophageal Wellness, we provide thorough and accurate diagnostic testing and surgical treatments for foregut issues. We aim to help as many individuals as we can to manage their foregut issues so that they can live normal and

What Is the Likelihood of Needing a Reoperation After My Reflux Surgery?

Published on July 20, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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When reflux surgery is performed by a surgeon who specializes in surgery on the esophagus, it is long-lasting with excellent outcomes; it is 90% successful at 10 years. For the procedure, it is important to seek out an expert with

New Data Predicts Significant Changes in the Rates of Esophageal Cancers

Published on July 10, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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In order to develop a better understanding of how to treat esophageal cancer, a large amount of research that spans over the course of decades must be conducted. Accurate and comprehensive data can only be collected by studying cases of

How We Accurately Evaluate the Extent of Acid Reflux Beyond a 24-Hour Period

Published on June 29, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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Diagnostic testing is an integral part of what we do at Center for Esophageal Wellness, because an accurate diagnosis is what we use to provide you with the appropriate treatments and care you need. We offer a diverse array of

Barrett’s Esophagus – Understanding Dysplasia and Your Risk of Developing Esophageal Cancer

Published on June 12, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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Barrett’s esophagus is a condition where you have normal cells in an abnormal place. When you have reflux for a long time, the cells in the lining of the esophagus start to turn into cells from the stomach. This is

The LINX Reflux Management System

Published on May 26, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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Treatments for acid reflux are constantly being researched and advanced so that more effective and less traumatic procedures can be developed. The LINX Reflux Management System is a testament to the dedication shown in providing lifelong solutions for managing acid