If you suffer from chronic acid reflux, chances are you’ve been down the list of treatment options to alleviate your reflux symptoms. From lifestyle changes like diet and exercise updates to over-the-counter medications like antacids, most options for patients with GERD merely treat the symptoms of the disease rather than the root cause. Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication surgery—also referred to as TIF or Esophyx—for reflux is different. Let’s discuss the ins and outs of TIF surgery for acid reflux and GERD treatment.
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If you suffer from symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD like acid reflux and heartburn, chances are your everyday life has suffered as a result. Acid reflux side effects can take a toll on your routine and lifestyle. Below, we’ll take a look at 5 ways reflux is ruining your life.
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.
Last week was GERD Awareness Week, a week dedicated towards raising awareness about gastroesophageal reflux disease, a condition that affects tens of millions of Americans. Many people associate GERD as simply heartburn or acid reflux, it’s a condition often viewed as a symptom rather than an actual disease. The fact of the matter is that many people simply aren’t aware of what GERD really is, the variety of symptoms it can cause, and the fact that it’s a very treatable condition.