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Non-surgical treatment for reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) causes stomach contents and acid to reflux up the esophagus resulting in coughing, and chest pain or heartburn, in approximately 15 million U.S citizens. Reflux can also influence the development of esophageal cancer. It can be controlled with diet restrictions, drugs and surgery, however a new non-surgical technique has been developed to replicate the normal non-regurgitative function of the gastro-esophageal junction. The procedure for "the Pilcator" involves endoscopy which can be done in a short amount of time with no requirement for a hospital stay; the patient can work the next day.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by News 14 Carolina

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About: Non-surgical treatment for reflux

Date: 27 November 2005

Source: News 14 Carolina

Author: Jennifer Matthews

URL: http://www.news14charlotte.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=107515

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