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Managing Acid Reflux (GERD) in Norman

Trusted Norman Gastroenterologists to Address GERD Symptoms

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects millions across the United States, presenting as persistent heartburn and acid reflux. Our leading Norman gastroenterologists are dedicated to providing comprehensive care, utilizing the use of advanced imaging services in Norman to diagnose and treat GERD effectively. GERD can be managed through various approaches, such as lifestyle changes, medication, or surgery, depending on the severity of the condition and its accompanying symptoms. If you or a loved one is living with GERD, our team is here to help.

Treatment Methods for GERD

Simple adjustments to your diet and lifestyle habits can reduce GERD symptoms. For example, it can be beneficial to avoid foods that trigger heartburn, such as spicy, fatty, or fried items. Making sure not to go to bed on a full stomach can also help ease symptoms.

Antacids like Maalox, Rolaids, and Tums may provide quick relief by neutralizing stomach acid, while H2 blockers and OTC medications can offer short-term usage solutions. For ongoing management, Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are available to halt acid production. For more persistent and severe cases, Norman Regional does offer certain surgical options for GERD management, including the following:

  • LINX Reflux Management System: This is the only FDA-approved solution targeting the problem's source—a weak lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Through minimally invasive surgery, a small band of magnets encased in titanium beads is placed around the LES, thereby preventing reflux while also allowing for normal swallowing.
  • TIF Procedure: A less invasive option, a Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedure utilizes an endoscope to repair a hiatal hernia and restore esophageal function with minimal downtime and reduced side effects.
  • Nissen Fundoplication: This laparoscopic surgery involves wrapping the top of the stomach around the esophagus to strengthen the LES, offering a more permanent solution for patients living with severe symptoms of GERD.

Get Started on Your Treatment Journey Today

Patients choose Norman Regional for our skilled surgeons, patient-centric approach, and state-of-the-art imaging services in Norman. If you're experiencing persistent discomfort from GERD symptoms, reach out to a trusted Norman gastroenterologists to learn which treatment methods may best align with your unique needs.

Plan your visit online or give us a call at 405-329-4102 to get started.

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