ACID REFLUX AND
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or more commonly known as acid reflux and heartburn occurs when stomach acid or bile flows backwards up into the esophagus causing bothersome symptoms. The esophagus is the tube that connects the throat to the stomach. These reflux events are attributed to a weak esophageal sphincter that allows stomach acid to flow back. Many conditions have been associated with this muscle weakness such as diet, other medical problems and overweight.
Untreated, long-lasting and poorly controlled GERD can have serious adverse effects leading to severe inflammation of the esophagus, throat, stomach, lungs, vocal cords and it can even become a risk factor for esophageal cancer – the fastest growing cancer in America-. When symptoms occur often or are not controlled despite treatment, medical advice should be considered.
Why MIB for the treatment of Acid Reflux ?
Dr. Abel Bello is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease ( GERD ). He has successfully performed hundreds of operations to treated patients with Acid Reflux.
He is also a national trainer for the LINX anti-reflux procedure where he serves as a proctor for other surgeons seeking to perform this surgery in patients.
At MIB Surgery we have all the necessary tools to identify, diagnose and treat GERD patients, including Acid pH testing, Bravo Capsule, High Resolution Esophageal Manometry, biopsy of the esophagus, X-ray testing of the esophagus, and advanced endoscopic procedures.
Visit us today to know more about how we can help you