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Bracelet Provides Surgical Fix for Acid Reflux

"It helps just create a barrier to stomach contents coming back up and causing burning and the sensation of fluid coming up into the throat," Dr. Perry said. The idea appealed to Campbell. "I thought if the cause of my reflux is a mechanical problem with my esophagus, that perhaps taking a mechanical approach to the solution might work," she said. OSU took part in the clinical trials before FDA approval, and Perry said 80 to 90 percent of patients were helped. "Most of the time, the symptoms are much better after the procedure without medication, than they were with medication beforehand," he said. Last April, Perry operated on Campbell and attached the bracelet. "The first night after surgery, I woke up and I could definitely tell that there was a different feeling in my chest," she said. "I'm off the medications completely, and I have not had symptoms at all." The doctor said for patients like her, this could be the right solution. "This could help a large number of people who are struggling with incomplete relief," he said. Perry added that many patients can be helped with over-the-counter pills, but those who still have problems despite the drugs, should talk to their doctors about the surgical fix. Watch 10TV and refresh for the latest news. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit >]content

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