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...

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...

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...