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.