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    1. Heartburn - Topic Overview

      Laparoscopy (say lap-uh-ROSS-kuh-pee) is surgery that is done through small cuts (incisions) in your belly. To do this type of surgery, a doctor puts a lighted tube, or scope, and other surgical tools through small incisions in your belly. The doctor can take out organs such as the spleen, the gallbladder, the appendix, an ovary, a fallopian tube, or part of the intestine during laparoscopy. He or she can repair a hernia or take out small tumors, cysts, or other growths. The doctor also can use laparoscopy to close a woman's fallopian tubes (tubal ligation). In laparoscopy, recovery is usually less painful and faster than in surgery done through one large cut (called open surgery). You may also spend less time in the hospital and away from work and other activities.Laparoscopy may cost less than open surgery. But sometimes laparoscopy takes longer, or your doctor needs to switch from doing a laparoscopy to doing an open surgery. Typically laparoscopy leaves several scars about half an

    2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Medications

      Read about drugs used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

    3. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Cause

      Learn about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), its cause, and how it develops.

    4. Gas, Bloating, and Burping - Topic Overview

      Gas (flatus), burping, and bloating are all normal conditions.

    5. Gas, Bloating, and Burping - Home Treatment

      Learn what you can do at home to reduce gas, bloating, and burping.

    6. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Check Your Symptoms

      This tool will help you check the symptoms associated with gas, bloating, and burping to determine if you need to seek medical treatment.

    7. Gas, Bloating, and Burping - Prevention

      You may be able to prevent gas, burping, and bloating. Take steps to avoid swallowing air: Eat slowly. Avoid gulping food or beverages. When you rush through meals or eat on the run, you are more likely to swallow air.

    8. Gas, Bloating, and Burping - Prevention

      Tips to help prevent heartburn.

    9. Heartburn - Topic Overview

      You can make changes to your eating habits to help relieve your symptoms of heartburn. Here are some things to try: It’s best to eat several small meals instead of two or three large meals. After you eat,wait 2 to 3 hours before you lie down. Late-night snacks aren't a good idea. Chocolate,mint,and alcohol can make heartburn worse. They relax the valve between the esophagus and the ...

    10. Gas, Bloating, and Burping - Topic Overview

      Putting pressure on your stomach may push stomach juices into your esophagus,causing heartburn. You can make changes to help relieve your symptoms of heartburn. Here are some things to try: It’s best to eat several small meals instead of two or three large meals. After you eat,wait 2 to 3 hours before you lie down. Late-night snacks aren't a good idea. If you get heartburn at night,raise ...

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