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A 40-year-old male asked:

i have refractory reflux, we think bike reflux. my last scope shower la grade a esophagitis. an inlet patch, doc thought barrett's, so got lucky. i've suffered for five years. no ppi stops the reflux. worried about cancer...options?

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Dr. John Gaffney
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Surgery: Luckily, Grade A is the mildest form of erosive esophagitis. However, if high dose PPI's don't work - a procedure called a Nissen fundoplication can be used to help. Here's a great Medscape article that discusses all of the details. Hope that helps! ahttp://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1892517-overview
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Have they: Suggested surgery?? Meanwhile do you sleep on an incline? Take a ppi in the AM on an empty stomach? Take one twice a day?? Kept a food diary to find offensive foods? Tried carafate (sucralfate)?

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