Outpatient Procedure To Treat Reflux Disease


Outpatient Procedure To Treat Reflux Disease


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More than 15 million Americans suffer from daily heartburn, the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. The condition is brought on by the backflow of acid from the stomach into the esophagus, which can also cause coughing and vomiting. Background More than 15 million Americans suffer from daily heartburn, the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. The condition is brought on by the backflow of acid from the stomach into the esophagus, which can also cause coughing and vomiting. GERD is a treatable condition using medications, surgery and less invasive procedures. Emory now offers a simple, outpatient procedure that may help those with GERD eat the foods they love again. In this VNR, you'll hear from a patient who had the treatment, as well as a gastrointestinal surgeon who performs the procedure. Soundbites include: Dr. Edward Lin/Emory Gastrointestinal Surgeon, and Chris Bly/GERD Patient Chris Bly occasionally has some slight heartburn after treatment and says if he knows he going to eat a particularly spicy meal, he may take an over-the-counter medication several hours before eating to prevent the heartburn. More Info Emory Healthcare - Laryngopharyngeal Reflux http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/voice-center/services/laryn-reflux.html


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