EndoStim: A Novel Anti-Reflux Procedure

EndoStim is a bipolar lead implanted in the lower esophageal sphincter, LES. It is connected to a subcutaneous electrical generator that generates electrical impulses according to a proprietary algorithm. The purpose of this device is to improve LES function in the hope of controlling gastro-esophageal...

2016 Resolution: Cure Acid Reflux Disease in Houston

Houston Heartburn and Acid Reflux Center is setting a new goal for the new year: Empower patients to cure acid reflux. Do you suffer from daily or weekly heartburn, chest pain, sore throat and food regurgitation? Do you wake up at night choking and coughing?...

My PCP Told Me I Have GERD; Now What?

70% of GERD patients do not seek medical attention. They self-diagnose and often self-medicate. Antacid medications like proton pump inhibitors are sold nowadays over the counter. At Houston Heartburn and Reflux Center, we encounter patients who have been taking such medications for the past 10...

Long-Term Consequences of Untreated Acid Reflux

A small amount of acid reflux into the esophagus is normal. We have all experienced the occasional heartburn indigestion. However, for those who suffer from reflux symptoms on a daily or basis, the situation is different. Chronic acid reflux is a serious progressive disease that...

Acid Reflux Surgery: Are You A Candidate?

The objective of acid reflux surgery is to restore the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) function to prevent acid from refluxing into the esophagus. Hence, acid reflux surgery addresses the cause of the problem. The cause of acid reflux is a weak barrier (LES) between the...

Houston, we have a heartburn problem

You have just finished a wonderful Italian dinner accompanied by nice red wine and followed by a delicious dessert – and now here you are sensing that all is not quite well. You feel a burning pain in your stomach that is moving up your...

Nighttime Heartburn is Keeping Houston Awake

Of the nearly one million Houstonians who suffer from acid reflux, more than 50 percent report experiencing having heartburn at night several times a week. A bitter taste in the mouth, a hoarse voice, sore throat, fatigue…if you wake up in the morning with some...

How do I select a heartburn and reflux doctor in Houston, TX?

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, GERD, is a chronic and serious condition. If you are looking for a GERD or Heartburn doctor in Houston, TX please consider the following: Is the doctor board certified? Only select a surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Surgery. Is the...