Our Reflux Treatment Practice
Since 1954, Albany Surgical, P.C. has been a highly recognized and respected general surgery and endoscopy surgical practice. It has provided local and statewide patients, as well as patients from our neighboring states, with a variety of surgical services such as endoscopy, reflux disease, and general surgery. A unique and important specialty within our new 24,000 square ft. surgical facility includes a “state-of-the-art” JCAHO accredited ambulatory surgery center, which is the Southern Reflux Center (SRC).
Several of our surgeons have been performing anti-reflux procedures and operations for almost four (4) decades and were early adopters of a minimally invasive approach to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) surgery. In addition, these physicians have participated in multiple international studies on reflux and are widely recognized as leaders in the treatment of GERD.
In 2001, our surgical center placed the first FDA approved Bravo pH monitor in the world. Additionally, we’ve placed some of the first LI NX (magnetic sphincter augmentation device) in the world and were one of the only LINX centers in the southeast United States.
SRC is a “state-of-the-art” surgical practice in our surgical center comprising six (6) general surgeons and three (3) mid-level providers. The SRC specializes in respiratory reflux (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) or LPR, “Silent Reflux” and GERD. The surgical professionals at Albany Surgical, P.C., provide superior care for reflux disorders.
The magnetic sphincter augmentation device, LINX, has proven to be a very effective tool used to stop moderate and severe cases of gastroesophageal (GERD) or respiratory reflux (LPR). Reflux is a condition in which the stomach acid, digestive enzymes, and even food rise into the esophagus (GERD) and into the upper airways and sinuses (GERD/LPR).
Your stomach naturally produces acid to aid in the digestion of food. Sometimes, acid can flow upward into your esophagus. When this condition occurs frequently, it’s known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Abnormal amounts of reflux can cause heartburn, esophagitis, Barrett’s esophagus, or irritation damage to the throat, upper airways, and lungs.
The physicians and mid-level providers at SRC have been recognized by their community for their excellence and dedication to advancing medicine and reducing the possibility of patients developing esophageal cancer. Our physicians are members of the American College of Surgeons and are all board-certified by the American Board of Surgeons or the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.
The SRC is a complete GERD Center. We see many cases of GERD that are misdiagnosed and our center is capable of accurately diagnosing these disorders via our up to date Bravo pH and Restech nasopharyngeal pH monitoring devices as well as our esophageal motility and impedance studies. We offer up to date endoscopy with narrow band imaging and WATS 3D biopsy to accurately diagnose Barrett’s esophagus. Few outpatient Reflux Centers in the United States are capable of performing all of these tests and procedures in-house.
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