Acid Reflux Treatment

GERD issues are more common than you might think, but that doesn’t mean you have to endure uncomfortable symptoms. Fortunately, at American Hospital Dubai, patients can receive both conservative acid reflux treatment options and minimally invasive surgical interventions to get rid of discomfort and prevent complications.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD is a chronic disease that occurs when stomach acid flows back up into the esophagus and irritates the esophagus lining. The esophagus is a tube that transports solids and liquids from the mouth to the stomach, so when it gets affected by the stomach acid, it creates the acidic feeling, heartburn, chest pain, and sore throat among other symptoms. So, if you experience these symptoms persistently, it warrants medical attention to be diagnosed and addressed without any delay. If GERD goes untreated, the affected esophagus may lead to urther medical complications and even transform into a pre-cancerous condition, we know as Barrett’s esophagus.

If you’re wondering about the possible causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, you must be surprised to learn that several physical, lifestyle and dietary factors are putting you at a greater risk for contracting the disease. These include, but not limited to, obesity, pregnancy, diabetes, pregnancy, smoking & alcohol, artificial food flavors, and unhealthy food choices.

Symptoms of GERD:

Besides causing heartburn and acid reflux, the gastroesophageal reflux disease may change the taste of your mouth to sour, coincide with regurgitation and difficulty in swallowing, and cause chest and abdominal pain, sore throat, and even dry cough.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Treatment:

In most cases, GERD is controlled with medication. But in instances when medication fails to alleviate your symptoms and health then your care provider can recommend any of the following minimally invasive surgical interventions:

  • Fundoplication: A laparoscopic procedure in nature, fundoplication is meant to tighten the muscle to prevent reflux by wrapping the upper portion of the stomach around the bottom of the esophageal sphincter through a few tiny incisions.
  • Another method involves the LINX device which comprises a ring of tiny magnetic beads. Inserted at the junction of the stomach and esophagus, the device works by creating a magnetic attraction between beads that is too powerful to keep the junction closed for refluxing acid. It allows food contents to pass through though.

Since these recommended procedures use a laparoscope and a few narrow instruments for the treatment of GERD, they cause less scarring, rapid recovery, and enable patients to get back to their normal lives and activities with improved health quicker than conservative methods. 

  • Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF): Relatively a new procedure, TIF is performed through the mouth using an endoscope, and it involves no surgical intervention. However, it works on the same mechanics as a fundoplication procedure i.e., create a partial wrap around the bottom of the esophagus to tighten the lower esophageal sphincter.

So if you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), book an appointment with us online and get the safest and the most effective GERD treatment in Dubai, as our consultants and surgeons possess an impressive wealth of experience and thorough approach in diagnosing and treating acid reflux and heartburn caused by GERD. At American Hospital Dubai, we emphasize on a patient-centric approach and offer the latest diagnostic tests and sophisticated technology to make treatment procedure.

Doctors Panel of Acid Reflux Treatment

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