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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 SurgOne Foregut Institute, 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 satisfying

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 SurgOne Foregut Institute, 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 diagnostic

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

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