Acid Reflux Cough LPR

Chronic Cough and Acid Reflux

Cindy from Houston sent us this question: “Starting almost 6 months ago, I developed a persistent cough and at times had difficulty catching my breath. This would happen during day and night. I first was diagnosed with reflux. I then had an upper GI and...

Esophageal Hypersensitivity and Nissen Fundoplication

Angela from Houston sent us this question: “Do you see esophageal hypersensitivity come and go at Houston heartburn and Reflux Center? Does Nissen fundoplication make hypersensitivity goes away? Thank you for your opinion.” Dear Angela, I have never performed a Nissen fundoplication for a case of pure...

Hiatal Hernia Repair in the Setting of Gastroparesis

Hiatal Hernia Repair in the Setting of Gastroparesis

Lina from Baytown sent us this question: “Hi I am 49-year-old Hispanic women with a long medical history. Systemic Lupus, history of a stroke at 32, kidney failure at 27 and Barrett’s Esophagus among others. I am considering hiatal hernia repair. My GI has advised...

Is It Gallbladder Disease, Heartburn or Acid Reflux?

Is It Gallbladder Disease, Heartburn or Acid Reflux?

Patrick from Pasadena sent us this question: Dr Darido, The answers in your blog are so informative and in detail. I am a 28-year-old living in Pasadena, TX. For the last 1 year I used to experience excessive gas, bloating and flatulence every morning but never had...

Does Gastroparesis Cause Heartburn?

Denise from Humble sent us this question: “I have been diagnosed with gastroparesis, GERD, and gastritis. I've been dealing with burning in my stomach for 3 years. I take Nexium, Gaviscon and Pepcid, but I still have burning. Can the gastroparesis cause the burning in...

LINX Surgery Complications and Efficacy: A New Study

A new retrospective study of 553 acid reflux patients undergoing LINX surgery at a single institution was recently published in the journal of the American College of Surgeons. The lead author of the study is a paid consultant to Johnson & Johnson, the company that...

Do Hiatal Hernias Increase in Size with Weightlifting?

Do Hiatal Hernias Increase in Size with Weightlifting?

Ron from Houston sent us this question: ” I was diagnosed with Barret’s Esophagus and a small hiatus hernia 2 years ago during an endoscopy as I had excessive burping. However even after that I avoided certain foods but still continued to lift weight like max...

POEM after Toupet Fundoplication for Achalasia

Peter from Houston sent us this question: “I currently have a Toupet fundoplication and the latest testing shows that I have achalasia not allowing food to enter the stomach. Can a POEM be performed to correct the achalasia without disturbing the fundoplication? Therefore, I would...

The Tight Nissen Fundoplication

Sabrina from Houston sent us this question: “I have had acid after the Lap Nissen. It was wrapped too tight I couldn't get anything down. Any pills that I would take would get stuck. It had to be balloon twice. Now I guess the surgery...