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...

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...

Gastroparesis in the Setting of Pancreatitis

Brenda from Houston sent us this question: “I recently had an ERCP with stenting since the doctors were suspecting that I had stones in my bile duct. The day after I have a gallbladder surgery. Immediately after, I developed post ERCP pancreatitis. Now, almost 6...

Best Treatment for Gastroparesis?

Best Treatment for Gastroparesis?

Question of The Week from Debbie in Houston: “I have gastroparesis and I am not responding to medication. My GI doctor recommended that I have pyloroplasty done. While I know this will not cure the gastroparesis, what other recommendations do you have to treat it? I...

Gastroparesis following Nissen Fundoplication Surgery

Gastroparesis following Nissen Fundoplication Surgery

Nelson from Houston emailed us this question: “I have been diagnosed with gastroparesis years after Nissen fundoplication surgery for GERD. Would any of these surgical procedures help me at this point. I barely leave the house for fear of needing a bathroom in an emergency”. Dear Nelson, I...