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Treatment of Reflux Esophagitis

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Best hospitals and doctors for reflux esophagitis treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

Cost for treatment

Esophagitis diagnosis1
 from  1315
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
 from  2383
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
 from  7117
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
 from  13237

Hospital Sachsenhausen - Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Sleep Medicine

The Hospital Sachsenhausen - Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt am Main was founded in 1985 by the world-famous professor Dr. Carl von Noorden and Dr. Edouard Lampe. At that time it was Germany's first medical institution specializing in the treatment of diabetes. The hospital offers services in the field
Esophagitis diagnosis1
1651
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
3067
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
11666
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
18733

University Hospital Duesseldorf

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Esophagitis diagnosis1
1992
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
3806
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
12106
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
19926

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Esophagitis diagnosis1
2069
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
3732
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
12429
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
19837

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Esophagitis diagnosis1
1848
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
3468
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
11777
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
18878

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital located in New Delhi, which is the heart of India’s capital. It has been designed and constructed using the most advanced medical technology from all around the world. The infrastructure of the hospital and the quiet environment contribute to fa
Esophagitis diagnosis1
1434.2 help1336
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
2581.4 help2383
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
7868.8 help7117

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Gastroenterology (Medical Department I)

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating departments, polyclinics and institutes within 14 medical centers. The Medical Center has over 1,346 beds. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf annually treats about 92,000 inpatients and 291,000 outpatien
Esophagitis diagnosis1
2297
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
4202
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
14113
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
23694

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Stem Cell Therapy, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Esophagitis diagnosis1
1743
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
3160
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
10883
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
18072

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital in Germany has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe. With more than
Esophagitis diagnosis1
2494
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
4777
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
16307
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
26629

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Infectology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Esophagitis diagnosis1
1887
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
3697
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
12294

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Medicine

With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level. The University Hospital RWTH Aachen is included in t
Esophagitis diagnosis1
1961
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
3784
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
12338

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Esophagitis diagnosis1
2166
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
4127
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
14404
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
23347

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Esophagitis diagnosis1
0
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
0
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
0
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
0

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Allergology and Endocrinology

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year. The main objective of 32 specia
Esophagitis diagnosis1
1798
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
3298
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
11151
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
17944

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology

The University Hospital Jena is a multidisciplinary medical faicility with a long history. It operates 26 specialized departments and 25 research institutes, which embody the highest standards of treatment in Germany. There are annually treated about 420,000 outpatients and 52,000 inpatients. The medical staff of the hospit
Esophagitis diagnosis1
1991
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
3756
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
9718
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
15818

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Infectiology

The University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg (UKGM) offers medical care, modern diagnosis and comprehensive treatment at the advanced international level. As a maximum care hospital, the UKGM covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology up to trauma surgery and dentistry. The hospital is mainly focu
Esophagitis diagnosis1
1741
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
3320
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
10507

University Hospital Cologne

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Cologne

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements. Both doctors and researchers of the hospital are constantly searching for new techniques in the field of diagnosis and treatmen
Esophagitis diagnosis1
1805
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
3333
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
10880
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
18117

About the disease

Reflux esophagitis is a disorder of the digestive tract, affecting the esophageal sphincter that is located between the stomach and the esophagus. It normally allows food to pass from the esophagus into the stomach in one direction. However, sufferers of reflux esophagitis frequently experience acid indigestion, when stomach acid flows backwards into the esophagus (this is also known as heartburn).

According to WebMD, hiatal hernias are the main cause of reflux esophagitis, but an unhealthy lifestyle and bad dietary habits can also lead to the development of this condition. People who exert themselves physically on a regular basis or suffer from obesity are more at risk of developing a hiatal hernia. Previous stomach surgery and bulimia can be the cause of reflux esophagitis as well. 

Reflux esophagitis is most common in people over the age of 50, since the esophageal sphincter becomes weaker with age. Symptoms can come and go, and mostly depend on the severity of the condition and the kind of food consumed. Fatty or spicy foods, as well as coffee and alcohol can trigger acid indigestion. Smoking can cause the gradual weakening of the esophageal sphincter as well, which is why it is important to quit smoking after being diagnosed with reflux esophagitis. This condition can also appear during pregnancy, but it usually resolves itself once the woman has given birth.

Symptoms

  • Heartburn
  • Chest pain
  • Bitter taste in the mouth, which resembles acid
  • Burning sensation, which appears right after consuming food or drink
  • The feeling that food has come back up after eating
  • Decreased appetite
  • Weight loss

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will ask the patient if they have any of the symptoms, listed above.
  • The doctor will also ask the patient if they have a hiatal hernia. The patient will be asked to lie in different positions on the examining couch, to try to make the hernia a visible lump under the skin.
  • The doctor will also ask the patient about their dietary habits.
  • Imaging tests, such as a barium X-ray can rule out other possible conditions.
  • An endoscopy (a long tube with a tiny camera on the end) allows doctors to examine the esophagus and stomach from the inside.  

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment is usually sufficient to keep the symptoms of reflux esophagitis at bay. Antacids and similar medications neutralize acids and prevent episodes heartburn.
  • Changing dietary habits and quitting drinking/ smoking will also help to prevent new instances of reflux esophagitis.
  • Fundoplication is a surgical procedure that strengthens the esophageal sphincter and prevents it from weakening again by wrapping the upper curve of the stomach around the esophagus. 



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