Category Archives: GERD

Surgical Association of Mobile is a 2020 Nappie Nominee!

May 29, 2020

With great excitement, we are happy to share that Surgical Association of Mobile has been nominated for Best Specialist Practice in the Lagniappe’s annual Nappie Awards! Our team is grateful for this recognition and nomination as one of the top … Read More

What You Need to Know About the Heartburn Drug Ranitidine / Zantac Recall

April 9, 2020

With sales of over $140 million in 2018, Zantac, the brand name for ranitidine, was a great sales success by any measure. Its generic version has sold many millions more. Ranitidine has been used for decades as an effective, over … Read More

What We Know About Reflux After Gastric Sleeve

December 23, 2019

When you discuss the gastric sleeve with your surgeon, one of the risks that you will undoubtedly hear of is worsened acid reflux after the procedure. Recent data has shown that approximately 35% of gastric sleeve patients may experience new … Read More

Comparing LINX to Traditional Fundoplication for GERD

October 7, 2019

Any time a new device or technique is developed for a commonly treated condition, especially one with an existing and effective surgical treatment, surgeons approach it with a healthy amount of excitement and skepticism. After all, replacing a tried-and-true procedure … Read More

Can GERD Cause Esophageal Cancer?

August 19, 2019

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated as GERD, is characterized by the chronic backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus. This acid reflux occurs, when the Lower Esophageal Sphincter, or LES, does not effectively do its job of sealing food and digestive … Read More

Comparing LINX Reflux Management System with Increased PPI Dosage

March 15, 2019

A clinical study published in early 20191 followed patients with continued moderate-to-severe regurgitation after single dose omeprazole – A common PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) for stomach acid. Some patients were assigned to a group that underwent a procedure to implant … Read More

Bariatric Surgery for Those Suffering from Type-2 Diabetes or GERD

July 15, 2018

Bariatric surgery is primarily a disease improvement and resolution procedure. In other words, weight loss is simply a secondary benefit. So, it is very important the decision to undergo bariatric surgery be predicated upon a patient’s unique medical circumstance, including … Read More