Acid Reflux Testing and Treatment
For the patient with acid reflux or swallowing problems, Surgical Specialists performs pH and monometry testing in the office to give objective data about a patient's swallowing problem and exposure of acid in the esophagus from the stomach.
In the near future, the surgeons of Surgical Specialists plan to offer in-office upper endoscopy done under local anesthetic without the need for sedation in the evaluation of GERD. Newer technology and the development of a small 4mm scope allows us to offer this beneficial evaluation to our patients.
Also, Surgical Specialists is one of the few providers who perform the BARRX procedure for the ablation and removal of Barrett's esophagus. Barrett's esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition caused by long-standing acid reflux. With BARRX, this can be ablated and removed to hopefully decrease the risk of esophageal cancer in this patient population.