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GERD / Acid Reflux

If a patient presents with gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, and the use of medication, dietary changes and lifestyle changes do not effectively control their heartburn symptoms, surgery may be needed to correct your patient’s problem.

Heartburn/reflux relief

Problems of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract — esophagus, stomach and small and large intestine — are common. Patients with GI problems often experience pain. This can be acute or develop over longer periods of time. In either case, it is important to get appropriate care, as even minor symptoms can indicate more serious health issues.

Dr. Rod Rodriguez has the skills and training to accurately diagnose and effectively treat problems of the GI tract, from acid reflux disease to colon cancer. If surgery is required, he knows the latest procedure you need to correct your problem and give you the relief you need.

At North Georgia Surgery, Dr. Rodriguez performsNissen fundoplication procedure to treat GERD. The result is a reduction in the frequency of acid reflux symptoms.

Nonsurgical solutions first

Dr. Rodriguez does something you might not expect from a surgeon: he explores conservative, nonsurgical options. If your problem can best be remedied with medication, a change of diet or lifestyle, or a nonsurgical medical procedure, he will discuss these solutions with you and your primary-care physician.

Electronic Medical Records

If you entered a bank to open a new account and the teller took down a ledger and started thumbing through the pages, looking for the first letter of your last name, you might text someone on your Smartphone to tell them about it, but you wouldn’t make a deposit. Yet many people trust information on which their health depends to antiquated paper filing systems. North Georgia Surgery uses the latest electronic medical records technology so your vital health records are available instantly, wherever you might need care.

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North Georgia Surgery & Comprehensive Breast Center now has My Health Record Patient Portal!

With this patient portal, you are able to view your medical history, request an appointment, send a message to us at the doctor's office, and pay your bill online. If you have not already received your My Health Record patient portal invite, please let us know by calling 706-275-9000 and we can send you the invite! Or you can email us at info@northgeorgiasurgery.