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  1. Laparoscopic Surgery - 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. Heartburn: Changing Your Eating Habits - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. GERD: Which Treatment Should I Use?

  3. GERD and Acid Reflux in Infants and Children

    Learn more from WebMD about acid reflux in infants and children, including causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

  4. America Asks: Most Popular Questions About Heartburn

    To help Americans with heartburn, WebMD took our video crew to the streets to hear their top concerns. Do you have some of the same heartburn concerns?

  5. 10 Questions to Ask Doctor About GERD

    Just diagnosed with GERD? Ask your doctor these questions from WebMD.

  6. Asthma and GERD - Topic Overview

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the abnormal backflow,or reflux,of stomach juices into the esophagus,the tube that leads from the throat to the stomach. GERD is found in many people who have asthma. Having asthma increases the chances of developing GERD. Some experts debate whether or to what extent GERD makes asthma worse. Studies have shown conflicting results as to whether ...

  7. Heartburn During Pregnancy

    WebMD explains heartburn during pregnancy and what to do to prevent and treat it.

  8. Glossary of Heartburn Terms

    Learn more from WebMD about heartburn and acid reflux, or GERD, with this glossary of terms related to the conditions.

  9. Effects of Uncontrolled Heartburn

    WebMD explains the potentially dangerous effects of uncontrolled heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux.

  10. Esophageal pH Test for Heartburn and Acid Reflux

    The esophageal pH test is performed to measure the amount of acid that flows into the esophagus from the stomach. WebMD explains the procedure.

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