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Hiatal Hernias and Reflux with Dr. Roy Schwartz


– [Narrator] Healthbreak
is brought to you by Capital Regional Medical Center, the region’s fastest ER wait times. – Gastroesophageal
reflux disease, or GERD, is a common problem,
and usually controlled with medications. Dr. Roy Schwartz explains. – It’s where the acid in the stomach comes through a faulty valve, between the esophagus
you’re swallowing to, and the stomach. Acid’s supposed to go one
way, but when it washes back past this faulty valve, the
esophagus gets irritated. There can be some
complications of the disease, ulcers, bleeding, stricture, even the progression to cancer and that’s where surgery
surely is indicated. There is an 85% to 90%
15 year success rate for these procedures. The science has improved, so the testing minimizes the side effects
and optimizes the results. – For more information, visit capitalregionalmedicalcenter.com. – [Narrator] Healthbreak
was brought to you by Capital Regional Medical Center, the region’s fastest ER wait times.

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