This post is a comprehensive review of Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease for the layperson. It will consist of four videos, each approximately ten minutes, with perhaps the last being somewhat longer.
Part I: GERD: An Overview
A brief look into the symptoms, the reason, and the treatment options.
Part II: Are PPI’s really that bad?
There is a proper way to take medication for GERD, and a wrong way:–we will explore that, and then address the concerns regarding the side effects of PPIs, the Proton Pump Inhibitors such as Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, Protonix, etc.
Part III: What are my surgical options?
I do not feel that there is any one operation that is the best for all patients. It should be a well-informed decision-making process. I will present the most viable surgical options available today.
Part IV: Now, What am I supposed to do?
This is where we put it all together in a logical fashion. I have drawn up a management algorithm for a thorough consideration of surgical vs. medical management; and, if surgery, what surgery.