Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated as GERD, is a common condition that involves stomach acid frequently flowing up into the esophagus. GERD can also cause other related conditions, such as Barrett’s esophagus, which is a condition that results in healthy esophageal tissue to become damaged to the point where it more closely resembles tissue of the intestine.
Brush biopsy techniques have dramatically increased our detection rate of Barrett’s esophagus and dysplasia.
Gastric acid can be a serious problem. People often tend to have gastric acid buildup and look for various treatments to help them. Doctors usually prescribe medicines and one of the most commonly used is called omeprazole. Usually, after taking too much medicines or undergoing therapies, the goo
We are pleased to announce that we are adding Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy to the procedures that we offer in Heber Springs. The Halo procedure is a safe and effective method to treat Barrett’s esophagus, dysplasia and even early esophageal cancers.
Another in a series of observational studies that raise questions about the safety of PPIs.
PPIs are a common group of drugs that help with acid reflux. While widely available, numerous recent studies have raised questions about the safety of these medications. In this study from the VA, the authors conclude that prolonged PPI use resulted in an alarming 25 percent increased risk of death.
We are very excited to now offer the LINX Reflux Management System at The Surgical Pavilion in Little Rock. We are able to offer a very affordable cash price if you don’t have insurance, have a high deductible, or your insurance doesn’t cover LINX. Financing is available.
April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Esophageal adenocarcinoma is the fastest growing cancer in the U.S. and will be responsible for about 18,000 deaths this year. It is up over 700% since 1970 and is caused by reflux.
In the segment “Cure Acid Reflux, New Non-Invasive Surgery,” TIF was recommended as a safe and effective alternative to lifelong drug therapy.
In the episode dedicated to soothing the body’s burning sensations, Mica explained how she was heartburn free only three weeks after having the TIF procedure.
An incisionless procedure that can treat reflux.