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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SurgOne Foregut Institute – Complete and Total Care

Published on December 16, 2016 by Kate Freeman

Dr. Reginald Bell founded SurgOne Foregut Institute with one major goal in mind: to provide as many patients as possible with proper care and treatment for any and all of their foregut issues. That is why every aspect of SurgOne

What Are the Symptoms of GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)?

Published on December 2, 2016 by Kate Freeman
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly known as acid reflux disease, occurs when an excess of stomach juice in the body rises up through the esophagus. Acid reflux can cause a number of issues that severely affect your quality of life. Those