Patrick Jackson, MD is Chief of General Surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and specializes in the use of minimally invasive techniques to treat GI conditions like Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease or GERD. Click on “show more” below to see the list of questions Dr. Jackson addresses. Clicking on the question will take you directly to his video answer. To make an appointment with Dr. Jackson please call 202-444-4954 or visit https://www.MedStarGeorgeto...
0:00 Meet Dr. Patrick Jackson
2:26 What is reflux disease or GERD?
3:20 How do I know if I have GERD?
4:00 Aside from heartburn, what are some of the other symptoms of GERD?
4:38 What are the common diagnostic strategies for GERD?
5:55 Is it a major procedure to have the BRAVO chip implanted?
6:13 What are the common treatment strategies for GERD?
6:43 Do stress levels play a part in my heartburn?
7:21 What are common triggers for GERD?
8:00 How do medications called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) work to help GERD symptoms?
8:45 What are the risks and side effects of continually taking PPIs?
9:23 What are the surgical options to fix GERD?
9:52 Is the Nissen fundoplication procedure the best surgical option?
10:18 What is a Nissen fundoplication?
10:50 What is the LINX procedure to fix GERD?
11:25 Will it work?
12:06 What are the side effects of a Nissen procedure?
12:34 What are the side effects of the LINX procedure?
13:22 How long before I can eat and feel normal again after the LINX procedure?
13:54 Is the LINX procedure widely performed?
14:43 Is GERD dangerous?
15:12 Can you get acid reflux at any age?
15:40 What is TLESR?
16:21 Why come to MedStar Georgetown for my GERD treatment?