Heartburn Program

Wythe County Community Hospital now offers treatment for serious conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett’s esophagus, hiatal hernia, and voice disorders caused by acid reflux and other swallowing disorders.

Treatment Options:

BravoTM Reflux Testing System

In addition to anti-reflux surgery, Wythe County Community Hospital offers the innovative capsule-based BravoTM reflux testing system which evaluates the frequency and duration of acid reflux to better understand patients’ symptoms. This diagnostic solution features an up to 96-hour monitoring period, supporting greater test sensitivity increasing detection of symptoms.

Heartburn (acid reflux) affects most of us at some point. But for many adults (and some children), the symptoms and their frequency.

Nissen Fundoplication Procedure

Nissen Fundoplicationalso referred to as a Lap Nissen, is a laparoscopic procedure performed for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Many patients with reflux can be treated with medicines to decrease acid production in the stomach

LINX® Reflux Management System

The LINX® System is a small flexible band of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores. The LINX device, roughly the same diameter as a quarter, is a small, flexible ring of magnets that opens to allow food and liquid to pass down and then closes to prevent stomach contents from moving up. 

LINX® is an innovative minimally invasive approach for the management of the GERD. It is performed through small incisions in an outpatient setting

The device that is implanted during this procedure is placed around the lower portion of the esophagus. It is about the size of a quarter and is made of a flexible ring of magnetic titanium beads.

Size comparison of magnetic sphincter augmentation device. 

If you suffer from chronic heartburn, acid reflux, or similar symptoms, you may have a disease called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Take our GERD SYMPTOM TRACKER and discuss the answers with a physician so together you can take the first step towards treatment.

No matter how serious your reflux or related condition may be, effective treatments are available. These can start with lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking or changing your diet. Avoiding certain foods and beverages–citrus, tomato products, chocolate, alcohol, coffee, and spicy meals, to name a few—can make a big difference for mild to moderate sufferers. If symptoms persist despite lifestyle changes, over-the-counter and prescription medications are often the next resort. Severe symptoms may require a surgical procedure. 

If you have acid reflux or related symptoms, contact our Physician Referral Line at 1.800.424.DOCS (3627) to make an appointment with a physician to further evaluate your patient.

Together, we can improve the management of GERD and help you take the next step towards treatment.