Despite its prevalence in western society, there are a myriad of myths when it comes to understanding, diagnosing, or treating your acid reflux. Below, we’ll bust a few of the most common myths about acid reflux.
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When it comes to treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the most recommended treatment the LINX® Reflux Management System. The LINX® system, a small, flexible band of magnets enclosed in titanium beads, which is placed around the exterior wall of the LES during a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. The outpatient procedure is the newest, most convenient solution to eliminating the symptoms of GERD.
Our Tampa Bay Reflux Center staff is led by two of the most experienced foregut/esophageal surgeons in the southeastern United States – Dr. Grandhige and Dr. Tapper. Although they’re widely renowned for their treatment of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), that’s not the only condition we treat here at TBRC. Our surgeons specialize in treating four common digestive conditions: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease, Achalasia, and Hiatal Hernias.
“Heartburn”, “Acid reflux” and “GERD”. They’re terms that get tossed around a lot, not just in the reflux community but among regular people as well. Whether it’s a heartburn commercial on TV, an unasked for anecdote from Uncle Joe about the scope of his digestive issues, or a firsthand experience, chances are these three issues have in some way been a part of your life. So why is it that we still don’t understand what these terms mean? Today we're breaking down exactly how these terms are different.
At Tampa Bay Reflux Center, we believe that you shouldn’t have to live your life in fear of heartburn and you shouldn’t have to give up the things you love just to avoid pain. So, what do you do when sitting down for your favorite meal begins to become a source of anxiety? Get acid reflux surgery.