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Mayo Clinic Provides New Treatment for Acid Reflux Disease

PHOENIX – Mayo Clinic is the only medical center in Arizona to provide a new treatment for select patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, commonly known as heartburn. The treatment involves a minimally invasive procedure where a small ring of magnetic beads is inserted around the end of a [...]

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Mayo Clinic Offers Newly Approved Treatment for Acid Reflux Disease

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic in Florida will be one of the first health care institutions in the United States to offer a newly approved device to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The condition, also known as acid reflux disease, can lead to serious health problems. VIDEO ALERT: Additional video [...]

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New GERD Treatment

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. C. Daniel Smith explains a new treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. To listen, click the link below. New Gerd Treatment

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Pediatric Surgery for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Dr. Abdalla Zarroug explains pediatric minimal invasive surgical procedure and recovery. Dr. Zarroug also describes an example of a minimal invasive surgery procedure for pediatric patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Finally, Dr. Zarroug also explains the role of the pediatric surgeon and the benefits of pediatric patients who come to [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Lead Clinical Trial for Treatment of Chronic, Severe Indigestion

Could medicines used for depression also treat chronic, severe indigestion? Scientists at Mayo Clinic suspect they can and, backed by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), they are testing that premise in a nationwide clinical trial. "Nerve cells are found throughout the body, and just as their dysfunction [...]

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New Treatment for Barrett's Esophagus

Frequent heartburn can raise your risk of developing Barrett's esophagus which in rare cases can lead to esophageal cancer.  Doctors at Mayo Clinic have studied a new treatment for Barrett's that may significantly reduce your chances of developing esophageal cancer.

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Acid Reflux Study

A sore throat, chronic cough and bronchitis that just won't go away. Think you might have a lingering cold? Maybe. But doctors at Mayo Clinic say that, for some people, those symptoms might actually be caused by acid reflux.

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Bracelet-Like Beads Can Help Chronic Acid Reflux

A bracelet-like device with magnetic beads can control the chronic digestive disorder gastroesophageal reflux disease. The device encircles the valve at the junction of the esophagus and stomach, helping it stay closed when a person is not eating or drinking. The procedure, which typically takes less than an hour, gained FDA approval in [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: Lifestyle Changes are a Good First Step in Heartburn Treatment

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Until recently I’d never experienced heartburn, but now I seem to have it at least twice a week. I would like to avoid taking over-the-counter medications. Is it possible to prevent heartburn by avoiding certain foods? ANSWER: Heartburn, or acid reflux, happens when stomach acid backs up [...]

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Tiny Titanium Beads Can Help If You Have GERD

If you have chronic acid reflux disease you'll be interested in this newly approved procedure.  It's a ring of tiny magnetic titanium beads that can keep stomach acid from leaking into the esophagus, helping patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)  who suffer from reflux symptoms despite taking medication.  GERD is a condition in [...]

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