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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Can u get gastric sleeve with acid reflux?

Can u get gastric sleeve with acid reflux?

Yes indeed : There is a 15% incidence if de novo reflux symptoms after sleeve. It may be that repairing hernia at the diaphragm where esophagus come through may prevent these symptoms. Gastric bypass cures reflux 100%. If there is a history of sever reflux causing esophagitis or barrett's esophagus, go with bypass. ...Read more

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I have bile reflux, treated with cholestyramine. Can I have gastric sleeve surgery?

I have bile reflux, treated with cholestyramine. Can I have gastric sleeve surgery?

May not benefit: Simple gastric sleeve resection may not benefit you , if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery , gastric bypass will be beneficial to you , due to " Roux 'N' Y " procedure . ...Read more

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How long to heal after gastric bypass surgury for acid reflux disease?

How long to heal after gastric bypass surgury for acid reflux disease?

Gone in recov room: Acid reflux is virtually gone in the recovery room, since all acid and bile can no longer go up the esophagus. Some patients still have an irritated esophagus from prior acid reflux which must heal after the surgery. ...Read more

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Why do I have tense stomach bloating, gastric acid reflux and stress, recurring, after doing exercise that involves stomach muscles, like swimming?

Reflux: Reflux is commonly affected or made worse with exercise. Antacids avoiding eating or drinking just prior to exercise can often alleviate these symptoms. ...Read more

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After semi forcing out some faeces, my stomach hurts in the area where you get gastric. Right below the bra. Could this be acid reflux? Am prone to it

After semi forcing out some faeces, my stomach hurts in the area where you get gastric. Right below the bra. Could this be acid reflux? Am prone to it

It could be just: Stomach irritation/gastritis or intestinal spasms. Follow up with your dr for reassurance. Take care! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/gastritis/ds00488. ...Read more

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Upper mid gastric discomfort. Had endoscopy and took numerous acid reflux pills. Nothing. Endoscopy reveals nothing. Boating and discomfort. No pain ?

Poss Food allergy : If continued pain and or bloating after eating but not associated with any evidence of ulcer disease, may wish to consider food allergy testing ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Reflux (Definition)

Reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


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Gastric Sleeve (Definition)

Basically we take your stomach from the size of a football and cut in down to the size of a banana. And throw the excess stomach away. The sleeve has an expected weight loss of about 60-70% of your excess weight ...Read more


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