Our surgeons take a team approach to patient care, working closely with the patient and with colleagues in gastroenterology to create a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan that addresses all of a patient’s symptoms.
Diseases and conditions involving the upper gastrointestinal tract, or foregut, often are different than those involving the lower GI tract, which includes the colon, rectum, anus and small bowel.
The Restech pH System helps detect laryngopharyngeal reflux, or LPR, which typically isn’t easily diagnosed. LPR symptoms – sore throat, chronic cough, sinusitis and throat clearing, among others – don’t immediately lend themselves to an acid reflux diagnosis. Those symptoms can be mistaken for other conditions that include asthma, allergies, laryngitis or upper-respiratory infection.
How the Restech pH System works: A small, soft probe tube is placed in the patient’s nose until its tip is positioned in the back of the throat. The probe doesn’t interfere with talking, eating or drinking. The probe is connected to a recording device, tracking the frequency, severity and duration of reflux episodes during a 24-hour period. The probe sends those measurements wirelessly to a recording device.
The doctor evaluates the data generated by the Restech pH System and can make an accurate diagnosis and create enhanced, personalized treatment plans.