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New Treatment for Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease

Recently, research was presented at the American College of Gastroenterology 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course claiming electrical stimulation may be an effective treatment for gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD.) The device can be implanted surgically and delivers electrical stimulation to the lower sphincter safely and unnoticeably. The study found that most people reported satisfaction 
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Repairing a Hiatal Hernia and Acid Reflux Surgery

A hiatal hernia is a type of hernia that can be common in people over the age of 50. It differs from other types of hernias because it’s completely internal and shows no visible symptoms. Hiatal hernias can cause acid reflux, or GERD, in a patient once fully developed. Acid reflux is a condition in 
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La Peer Health Systems Thoracic Surgeon Discusses Dental Problems Caused by Gastric Reflux

Thoracic surgeon, Ali Mahtabifard, MD, of La Peer Health Systems provides expert commentary on a recent article discussing chronic acid reflux and how it causes dental problems like tooth decay. In an article published in The Community Voice, the relationship between gastric reflux and dental problems was detailed.  According to the article, patients who suffer from chronic reflux 
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Holiday Heartburn

It’s the holiday season once again. People all over the country are gathering with their loved ones to eat, drink, and be merry. It’s a fact that a large portion of people will experience heartburn at some point over the holiday. Consuming large amounts of food and drink can commonly trigger this bodily reaction, and we all 
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Do I Have Reflux?

You probably know that acid reflux can cause a number of unpleasant symptoms including heartburn and indigestion. However, you may not realize that there are some other, less obvious symptoms of this unpleasant condition. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, then please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced gastroenterologists at the Reflux 
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Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication: Advantages of the TIF Procedure

Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) is the most advanced procedure for safely and effectively treating chronic acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). TIF reconstructs the body’s normal anti-reflux barrier, or esophageal sphincter, without any incisions. This method of treatment acts on the anatomical cause of GERD, rather than relying on medications, which is beneficial because 
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Do You Suffer From Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux, or Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) is a condition when stomach contents and acid spill back into the esophagus. The sensation of heartburn may occur when there is contact with the liquid on the surface of the esophagus. GERD is a common condition and as much as 35 percent of Americans suffer from it. If 
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Reflux Surgery Options: TIF vs. Nissen Fundoplication

Reflux surgery has long been considered the most effective treatment to provide relief from acid reflux symptoms and to help prevent more severe esophageal conditions. Traditionally, reflux surgery involved an open abdominal or laparoscopic approach to reach and repair the lower esophagus. Now, there are a couple of reflux surgery options for patients to choose 
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PPIs and Acid Reflux Overdone in U.S. Military

PPIs and acid reflux shouldn’t go together as often as they currently are for military veterans. Of the millions of Americans who suffer from heartburn and acid reflux, many rely on medication to relieve their symptoms. While OTC antacids and prescription proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) offer much-needed relief for many reflux sufferers, a recent study 
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Heartburn or Acid Reflux (GERD)?

Many Americans suffer from the occasional bout of heartburn or acid indigestion. While the random case of reflux is hardly a cause for concern, more frequent reflux could hint at other serious GI issues. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux, is a condition in which the continuous leakage of stomach acid causes the esophagus 
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