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Incisionless Anti-reflux Therapy: a chance to stop your reflux drugs.

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Jun 5, 2019 10:54:02 AM

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a life-affecting condition that affects as many as 20% of the population. Given the prevalence of GERD, the quest for suitable treatment methods has been a relentless one— but often to little effect.

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Obesity, Reflux, fundoplication, atypical reflux, heartburn, EsophyX, incisionless surgery, GERD Awareness Week

Lose weight - How to Avoid Acid Reflux

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Feb 9, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Gastrointestinal issues, such as heartburn and acid reflux are no picnic. You feel a burning in your chest, the uncomfortable sting of stomach acids in your esophagus, your chest hurts, and you may find it difficult to swallow. If you're like a lot of people, you've probably picked up a few rolls of antacids, or headed to the drugstore or even your doctor in order to get some sort of medication that will make the feeling stop for as long as possible. But the real answer to long term relief isn't on the shelf at all. It starts with you, and some basic lifestyle changes that will help you lose weight and significantly reduce these issues for a more comfortable life.

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Side effects of proton pump inhibitor therapy for GERD

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Oct 28, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy is a miracle in the eyes of many people suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) also known as GERD. By blocking the enzyme in the wall of the stomach lining that produces acid, the fluid in the stomach contains less acid. This can help ease the symptoms of GERD and even allow the esophagus to heal, since even if the stomach juices back up into the esophagus, it's less irritating./gerd-causes-and-treatment-ezine-articles

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Chest pain - Surprising Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Aug 18, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Chest pain is never something to treat lightly and should always be checked out by a doctor. But what happens when your heart is in perfect working condition...yet you still feel that familiar pain and tightness? It could be that you're suffering symptoms of acid reflux.

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Asthma - Surprising Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Aug 12, 2014 11:00:00 AM

GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a back flow of acidic content that enters the esophagus from the stomach. When the esophagal sphincter becomes relaxed, content from the stomach could become backed up in to the esophagus and produce a burning feeling. This sensation is called heartburn. 

 

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Hoarseness - Surprising Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Jul 31, 2014 3:24:00 PM

Acid reflux is something everyone deals with at one time or another, it seems. Spicy food, rich food or just eating too much food at once can cause that familiar feeling of burning and discomfort in your chest.   

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Five Factors Implicated in the Rise in Esophageal Cancer

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Jul 1, 2014 8:00:00 AM

One type of cancer appears to be on the rise dramatically: Esophageal cancer. Despite a drop in smoking and other risk factors, the disease continues to rise in both men and women, by as much as 50 percent in the last 40 years in some countries (like the United Kingdom). While not all the factors for the increase have been determined, there are some known risk factors that will increase your chances of getting cancer of the esophagus in your lifetime. 

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Reflux and Esophageal Cancer

Posted by Rachel Jones on May 16, 2014 3:44:00 PM

Esophageal cancer is most often caused by either squamous cell carcinoma along the inner lining of the esophagus or by adenocarcinoma, malignant tumors of the gland cells. Adenocarcinoma is occurring more often in patients and is closely linked to acid reflux and reflux related disorders.

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Reflux, GERD, esophageal cancer, Barrett's Esophagus

Silent Acid Reflux

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Feb 20, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Silent acid reflux, also known as Laryngopharngeal Reflux or LPR, is a condition that you could be suffering from without even knowing it, and can have many negative impacts on health. Similar in many ways to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (better known as GERD), there are a few critical differences that can make silent reflux very difficult to treat, and even harder to diagnose. 

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New Surgical Therapy for GERD: The LINX Magnetic Bracelet

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Apr 23, 2012 9:27:00 AM

A new laparoscopic therapy for reflux has been recently approved for the treat of reflux.  The procedure requires laparoscopic surgery (small incisions in the abdomen) in order to place this new device at the level of the lower esophageal sphincter.  Certain limitations will occur as the result of this procedure as will be discussed.

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Reflux, hiatal hernia, TIF, LINX, GERD, atypical reflux, heartburn, EsophyX, Barrett's Esophagus