Today on the Armor Men’s Health Hour Podcast Donna and Dr. Mistry are joined by a very special guest, Dr. Tripp Buckley. Dr. Buckley is the Medical Director and primary surgeon at The Center for Heartburn & Esophageal Disorders at UT Health Austin. Listen in as Dr. Mistry and Dr. Buckley discuss their nearly 20-years of knowing each other, shared training experiences, and what drew Dr. Buckley to his area of expertise.
Many of us have experienced heartburn or reflux (the movement of contents from the stomach to the esophagus) at some point in our lives- it is practically a household term these days. But did you know that, if left untreated, the consequences can really take a toll on our health?
Dr. Buckley shares some of the symptoms of these conditions with us today, which range in severity from regurgitation or choking, to changes in voice and even affecting our lung function.
Treatment options for heartburn usually begin with dietary changes and acid-reducing medications (e.g. Zantac, Protonix); however, this will only provide relief for 60-70% of people. For those who do not experience relief from traditional treatments, all hope is not lost!
You will not want to miss today’s episode as Dr. Buckley discusses some of the surgical treatment options available for GERDs, as well as advice on finding a surgeon that is right for you!