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COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH CHRONIC ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX:

  • Inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis)
  • Esophageal ulcers with possible bleeding
  • Esophageal strictures
  • Esophageal lining changes with metaplasia, Barrett’s Esophagus that increases the chance of esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Cavities due to tooth enamel destruction

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Michael Baptista, MD

Michael Baptista, MD has extensive training in general surgery and minimally invasive surgery. His expertise in stomach surgery involves a great understanding of what causes reflux and the appropriate and tailored treatment for patients, either medical or surgical. The goal is to improve or eliminate the need of medications that can only provide palliative treatment by reducing the acidity of the reflux.