West Florida Hospital Offers Revolutionary Procedure for the Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux
March 23, 2012
Pensacola, FL – On Monday, April 2, West Florida Healthcare will offer a free seminar entitled “Incisionless Surgery for Reflux”. The seminar will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the West Florida Medical Group office located at 4252 Woodbine Road in Pace. The featured speakers will be Jon Moore, M.D. and David Tenniswood, M.D., General Surgeons at West Florida Medical Group.
Millions of Americans suffer every day from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD can occur when a muscle at the end of the esophagus does not close properly, allowing stomach acid to leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus and irritate it.
“This new procedure can significantly improve quality of life for our patients," explained Dr. Tenniswood. “Many reflux patients are unable to consume carbonated beverages, caffeine, rich foods or fruit without triggering reflux. They also sleep sitting up to reduce nighttime reflux. After this new procedure, clinical trials show that most patients can eat and drink foods they avoided for many years. Reflux no longer impacts their life like it previously did and they can finally get back to living."
The seminar is free and open to the public. To register, call (850) 494-3212.