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What Is a Paraesophageal Hernia?

Published on November 22, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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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, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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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, 2017 by Kate Freeman
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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

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