Tag Archives: GERD Complications

If you are a long term tobacco user, then there is a distinct possibility that you are already dealing with chronic heartburn and GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. While treatment options like fundoplication can reverse the cause of frequent heartburn by repairing the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), a lot of GERD surgeons are hesitant to perform such operations on people who use tobacco regularly. While Dr. John Bagnato might make an exception, it is time to put away the tobacco if you are serious about overcoming your heartburn. [Read more]

While a majority of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients experience painful symptoms like acid reflux and frequent heartburn, GERD’s symptoms aren’t always so detectible. When heartburn doesn’t shed light on potential GERD, there are a variety of symptoms to identify the disease’s acidic damage to the respiratory system, teeth, voice box and throat. [Read more]