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Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen at the Goethe University Frankfurt

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen at the Goethe University Frankfurt 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.

Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
9899
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
11987
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
11660
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

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.

Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
9637
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
12286
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
12133
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

The Neuperlach Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
13161
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
10412
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
12093
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

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.

Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
11919
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
11930
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster
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University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

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.

Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
11946
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Würzburg
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Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
11906
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich offers a wide range of medical services. Special focuses include gastroenterology, oncology, general, abdominal and vascular surgery.

Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
11995
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Grevenbroich
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Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.   There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds.

Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
13432
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

Treatment of reflux esophagitis with fundoplication
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location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

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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