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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.

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Esophagitis diagnosis1
 from  482
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
 from  992
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
 from  3745
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
 from  6825

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
944 help784
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
1987 help1667
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
8669 help6169
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
10191 help8491

University Hospital Duesseldorf

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology

The University Hospital Dusseldorf  is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, we at Dusseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care. One particular strongpoint is the integration of clinical service and research – a necessity when it comes to patient care w
Esophagitis diagnosis1
1177
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
2406
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
8964
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
12436

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
983
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
2195
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
8366
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
11195

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
1058
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
2134
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
8283
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
11248

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
589.2 help491
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
1190.4 help992
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
4496.8 help3745

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
1269
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
2802
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
10826
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
14950

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 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 100 c
Esophagitis diagnosis1
1690
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
3377
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
12623
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
17594

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden provides top-class medical care. As the Hospital of maximum care, it covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine. The University Hospital includes departments and polyclinics, interdisiciplinary centers and institutes, which maintain tight cooperation with clinical and theoreti
Esophagitis diagnosis1
1388
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
2727
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
10884
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
14884

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Medicine II (Department of Hematology, Oncology, Gastroenterology and Rheumatology)

The University Hospital Würzburg has been an institution of public law since 2006. It supports the Faculty of Medicine in its research and teaching. As the center of maximum medical care, the University Hospital provides its services to the region with 1,5 million people. The patients from far more distant regions and from
Esophagitis diagnosis1
881
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
1760
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
7673
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
10208

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
1021
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
2384
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
9010

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the largest medical centers in Germany. The Faculty of Medicine of the Heidelberg University has the worldwide renowned biomedical research institutions in Europe. Hospital and Faculty strive together for the goal to develop innovative diagnostics and therapy and implement this techni
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 Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Infectious Diseases, Endocrinology and Diabetology

The University Hospital Bonn was founded on 1st January 2001 as a public law institution. It was founded on the site of the former departments of the Medical University.  The University Hospital provides medical care, modern highly effective medicine and plays a part in the public health care.
Esophagitis diagnosis1
1196
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
2297
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
8781

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
959
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
1898
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
7600
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
10327

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Gastroenterology and Pneumology

The University Hospital of Halle (Saale), abbreviated as UHH, combines modern medical institutions in a university rich in traditions. As the largest provider of health care services in the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt, the University Hospital has a wide range of specialized departments and institutions and ensures top-class m
Esophagitis diagnosis1
951
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
2018
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
7642
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
10230

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
882
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
1920
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
7125

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Infectology

Founded in 1834, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine, thanks to which it belongs to Germany's leading hospitals. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdisciplinary centers, in which patients are provided with f
Esophagitis diagnosis1
1115
Conservative treatment of Esophagitis
2323
Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
8960
Treatment with LINX system of reflux esophagitis
12213

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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