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Acid Reflux causes and Treatment

Video: Fix acid reflux for good

Video: Fix acid reflux for good


TEXAS DRIVERS ARE PAYING 12 CENTS LESS THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.>>Myra: MANY OF US WILL HAVE A CASE OF HEARTBURN FROM TIME TO TIME BUT UP TO 20% OF AMERICANS LIVE WITH A CHRON CONDITION KNOWN AS GERD WHICH CAN LEAD T ESOPHAGEAL CANCER OVER TIME. OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS MAY GIVE TEMPORARY RELIEF FROM SYMPTOMS BUT AS LESLIE MOUTON SHOWS US A UNIQUE PROCEDURE MAY STOP THE REFLUX FOR GOOD.>>Reporter: FOR YEARS ERIC WAS SICKENED ALMOST EVERY TIME HE ATE A MEAL.>>USE TO LOT HOT FOODS, COULDN’T EAT THE HOT AND SPICY. IT WAS LIKE A HEART ATTACK. I HAD NEVER FELT ANYTHING LIKE IT. IT STARTED HERE IN BOTH OF MY ARMS.>>Reporter: ERIC SUFFERED FROM GERD, CHRON ACID REFLUX CAUSED BY BACKUP OF STOMACH ACID. TH CAUSES STOMACH ACID TO FLOW BACKWARDS.>>WHEN YOU GET A HIATAL HERNIA IT COM OUT.>>Reporter: SURGEONS MAKE SMAL INCISIONS IN THE ABDOMEN. THEY OPERATE TINY ROBOTIC HANDS TO CREATE A NEW VALVE.>>THE ROBOT HAS ALLOWED US TO HAVE MORE DEXTERITY AND THE ABILITY TO MAKE A VALVE BY PUSHING THE ESOPHAGUS INTO THE STOMACH AND GET IT JUST RIGHT.>>Reporter: THE ENTIRE PROCEDURE TAKES ONE HOUR AND PATIENTS GO HOME THE NEXT DAY. FOR ERIC A HIS WIFE, SURGERY MARKED A TURN AROUND. ERIC CAN NOW WALK FOR MILES TACKLING A FULL DAY AT DISNEY WITHOUT NEEDING A BREAK.>>I WAS AT THE ONE POINT, PROBABLY CLOSE TO 400 POUNDS.

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