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Literally millions of people in the UK are reliant on medication to control their reflux symptoms. Unfortunately, for about 30% of people, the effectiveness of medication diminishes over time and their symptoms return.
We understand that the effect of reflux on quality of life can be significant, in severe cases, not to mention the longer-term health risks associated with it. It is a chronic disease and, without effective treatment, is only likely to get worse.
If reflux impacts your everyday life and you need something more than medication to control it, we can help. Working together with RefluxUK, we’ve set up our Reflux Centre to provide expert treatment catered to your needs.
Whether your symptoms are typical – such as heartburn – or more focused in the upper airways, such as laryngo-pharengeal reflux (LPR) symptoms, we can explore safe and effective treatments.
At King Edward VII’s Hospital, we understand reflux and how it can affect you both physically and emotionally.
We can guarantee you the highest-quality care, including:
The key to effectively treating your reflux is to make an accurate diagnosis. Reflux is a complex condition that requires access to a range of tests. We’ll decide what tests are right for you based on your individual circumstances.
The most commonly used test is the gastroscopy, which enables us to view the stomach and oesophagus. It can indicate the presence of a hiatus hernia or Barrett’s Oesophagus, but is of fairly limited value in identifying the cause of symptoms.
In most cases, you’ll need to complete some further tests for us to get a complete picture of your condition and its causes.
The following list, although not exhaustive, comprises some of the most common tests:
The tests are only as good as the way they are interpreted. We have assembled a multi-disciplinary team of consultants with specialisms in complementary areas, so that we can build a complete picture of your reflux and treatment options.
There is a reason why over 98% of our patients would recommend King Edward VII’s Hospital to family and friends.
Book your consultation today: Call 020 7467 4344