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Dr. David Earle
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Definition)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD or heartburn, is a condition where acid secreted by the stomach makes its way up into the esophagus. Common symptoms include burning upper abdominal pain after eating and a sour ...Read more


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Treatment for GERD after gastric sleeve surgery?

Diet and: Medication management first. Sleeves can be converted to gastric bypasses with little or no natural stomach left and therefor is ofter curative for the gerd. Also a new procedure, the torax is approved. http://www.toraxmedical.com/linx/. ...Read more

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What test can determine if i need surgery to correct anti-reflex valve to cure the symptoms of GERD? Endoscopy?

What test can determine if i need surgery to correct anti-reflex valve to cure the symptoms of GERD? Endoscopy?

There is no: "test" which indicates surgery as the treatment of GERD ! It is FAILURE of conservative Treatment...H-2 blockers, Proton Pump Inhibitors, proper diet, Elevation head of bed at night...IF ALL FAILS , the latest surgical approached are "MINIMALLY INVASICE" Make sure that if you reach this point you are under the care of a Board Certified Gastroenterologist! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Wat are the pros and cons on surgery for acid reflux. Does it cure GERD or its a temporary fix and how invasive is the surgery.

Yes: It will cure gerd but for how long depends. Pros is not needing to take those pills anymore and suffering from debilitating reflux. Cons it is an operation and carries its risks. ...Read more

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How bad does my GERD need to get before surgery becomes a good idea?

How bad does my GERD need to get before surgery becomes a good idea?

Very bad.: I advise my patients that the surgical treatment for gerd is not for the "casual refluxer". The surgery changes the way that your stomach processes food and is really only a "band-aid" procedure, in that it does not correct the physiologic abnormality that causes reflux. However, if your quality of life is significantly affected by gerd and meds do not control your symptoms, it is a good option. ...Read more

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I have a (gerd) and i'm suffering, i I have made three endoscope all dr said you can't make a surgery !now i eat Nexium 40 mg tow time a day useless.?

Treatment: Treatment for gerd includes lifestyles changes, medication, endoscopic therapy, and surgical therapy. There are some tests required to make sure you are a candidate for endoscopic or surgical treatment. You should see a general surgeon with significant experience treating gerd surgically for a consultation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of GERD in neonat. Pediatric?

.: First try non medication. Including head end elevation position at sleep, burping well, thicken feeds and stir bottle and not shake. If they do not work can try h2 blocker like ranitidine. But a large part of gerd is non acidic reflex. May not be relieved by medication. If gerd too bad causing poor wt or distress or pneumonias, may need surgery. ...Read more

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I am 24.I have total dysmotility of esophagus, severe GERD,LES=3mmhg & Aerofagia.Its been 2y.IPP, procinetic,diet not helping.Any treatment solution?

GERD: ...can at times be very difficult to treat. If you have been on a PPI and a prokinetic agent, and obviously have had tests done, then you must be seeing a gastroenterologist. It is possible you need a higher dose or different medication. In some cases, even surgery is necessary for GERD. I would return to your G.I. doctor to see what the next step is in treatment and/or evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 23,never had gerd symptoms before my hiatal-hernia, I was wondering if I can get hernia surgery without fundoplication? Worried about side effects

I'm 23,never had gerd symptoms before my hiatal-hernia, I was wondering if I can get hernia surgery without fundoplication? Worried about side effects

No surgery: 90-95 % of people with GERD get better with medication. surgery reserved to a very small section of people . yes you can have a hiatal hernia surgery without the fundoplication, but that will not stop the efflux in any way. try to get the best medical treatment before start thinking about surgery. ...Read more