GERD Treatments

Treatments for GERD

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a chronic condition that affects millions of Americans.

Effective medications, called “proton pump inhibitors” (Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, Prevacid, etc.) were developed years ago and drastically reduce the symptoms of GERD.

These drugs have been the mainstay of treatment for this problem for over a decade.  The problem is that many recent studies show long-term use of these drugs can cause:

  • increased risks of heart attacks
  • increased risks of kidney failure
  • increased risks of hip fractures
  • increased risks of dementia
  • increased risks of certain types of gastric cancers
  • increased risks of clostridium difficile infection

Fortunately we offer 2 minimally invasive options for the treatment of GERD, which could potentially render you free of medication!

To learn about the new Stretta Therapy click here.

To learn about laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication click here.

These procedures can be done in an outpatient setting, with low risk and minimally recovery time.  Our experienced team at Metabolic Weight Loss Centers and JourneyLite can solve your GERD issues!

Click to schedule a Stretta/GERD consultation!

If you would like to schedule a consultation to learn more about your GERD treatment options, click here!

Stretta Procedure: First One In Cincinnati Done By Dr. Tracy Pitt at JourneyLite!

Stretta procedure:  First in Cincinnati was done by Dr. Tracy Pitt on Friday, October 28th at JourneyLite! Dr. Tracy Pitt performing 1st Stretta procedure in Cincinnati at JourneyLite. Stretta is a technology that allows physicians to deliver thermal energy to the muscular layer of the bottom part of the esophagus and upper stomach.  This energy [...]

Stretta Therapy

Stretta Procedure What is the Stretta Procedure? Many patients worldwide suffer from gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and it’s side effects.  The Stretta Procedure is a new, non-surgical treatment for GERD that can alleviate the need for treatment with medications. With several recent studies showing that PPI’s such as omeprazole (also Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, & Prevacid) causing […]

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication The Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, or simply “Lap Nissen”, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves repairing a hiatal hernia, then “wrapping” the upper part of the stomach around the end of the esophagus.  The creates a “valve” that will still let food go through, but prevents acid from refluxing up, which reduces […]

Stretta Therapy For Treatment of Heartburn/GERD After Gastric Sleeve

What is Stretta therapy? Many patients worldwide have opted to undergo sleeve gastrectomy to help them lose weight and improve their health. Having done over 1800 sleeves, I have seen a small percentage of patients who have post-op heartburn/GERD issues that are sometimes not able to be controlled with acid-reducing medications.  Fortunately, there is a new […]