Hoarse voice, chronic cough, pneumonia and GERD

Hoarse voice, chronic cough, pneumonia and GERD

Erik from Houston sent us this question: “About 18 months ago I began waking in the morning wheezing and coughing. That progressed from occasionally to daily and worsened. I had an EGD and colonoscopy last summer and was told I have Barrett's esophagus.  I was...

Will TIF Procedure Correct or Cure Dysphagia?

Will TIF Procedure Correct or Cure Dysphagia?

Donald from Houston sent me this question few days ago. Dysphagia or difficult swallowing is common with acid reflux. Constant gastric content reflux into the esophagus damages esophageal motility leading to difficulty swallowing. It is no surprise that GERD patients, with years of heartburn and...

Houston Heartburn Advocates Social Distancing

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, (short for coronavirus disease 2019), continues to spread in Houston and Texas. Coronavirus infection has reached a pandemic level and President Trump has declared a national emergency to fight the outbreak. The health and safety of our Houston community is our highest...

Heartburn Medications after Nissen Fundoplication

Sandy from Houston sent us this question: “I had partial Nissen 6 months ago. Just had an upper endoscope and my surgeon told me there was irritation in lining and I should take proton pump inhibitors again. I don’t feel that is correct route”. Dear Sandy, Properly...

Persistent Heartburn after Nissen Fundoplication

Persistent Heartburn after Nissen Fundoplication

Paula from Houston sent us this question: “Just had Nissen fundoplication surgery still having heartburn surgeon gave me an upper endoscopy said I'm not having reflux its anxiety. I don't know what to do”. Dear Paula, Heartburn is a symptom. Acid reflux is a disease. The gold...

Pain Following LINX Surgery for Heartburn

Pain Following LINX Surgery for Heartburn

Tim from Houston sent us this question: “I'm wondering if (1) Dr Darido has first-hand experience with implantation of the LINX device to treat GERD and (2), if so, would its potential removal and follow-up application of Nissen Fundoplication subsequently prevent return of GERD? It seems there...

Burping after Nissen Fundoplication

Burping after Nissen fundoplication

Question from Dianne in North Houston: “Had lap fundoplication for GERD 8 weeks ago and am still burping a lot and having epigastric pain, no nausea, vomiting, bowels not back to baseline normal am worried about gastroparesis. Is this normal and is gastroparesis common or rare....

Acid Reflux and Heartburn after Lap Band Removal

Acid Reflux and Heartburn after Lap Band Removal

Ginger from West Houston sent us this question: “I had a lap band removal after 5 years of it. I have GERD and I still have the ability to regurgitate my food. I never felt like they removed the band” Dear Ginger, Lap Band procedure for weight...

100% Houston Heartburn Patient Satisfaction

100% Houston Heartburn Patient Satisfaction

Today we reached 100 google reviews for Houston Heartburn and reflux Center reflecting one of the highest patient satisfaction rates in the healthcare industry. On behalf of Houston Heartburn and reflux Center physicians, nurses and supporting staff I would like to extend a big thank...