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...

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...

Fundoplication Surgery for Heartburn treatment

Fundoplication Surgery for Heartburn treatment

Jason from North Houston sent us this question: TIF vs. Toupet fundoplication: how is that decided??  Thanks so much. Dear Jason, I am not sure in what context you are asking this question. Comparing TIF to fundoplication surgery for acid reflux is like comparing oranges to apples....

Are You a Candidate for Nissen Fundoplication?

Are You a Candidate for Nissen Fundoplication?

Julia from Humble sent us this question: “If one is not a candidate for a Nissen Fundoplication due to poor motility and a previous Nissen, would it be possible to have Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery to alleviate reflux? Thank you.” Dear Julia, At Houston Heartburn and Reflux Center, very...

Nissen fundoplication and Dysphagia

Nissen Fundoplication and Dysphagia

“Clinical Significance of Esophageal Outflow resistance Imposed by a Nissen Fundoplication”, is a new study published by Demeester el al in the journal of the American College of Surgeons, JACS. Using esophageal manometry, the authors measured intrabolus pressure in normal subjects and in acid reflux...