My reflux was so bad I couldn’t sleep. I’d wake up and keep coughing in the middle of the night because the muscles around my esophagus weren’t working right. After about two or three weeks of this I went to see Dr. Villasis at Borgess Lee and she recommended I see Dr. Free, an expert in anti-reflux surgery.
My father passed away one week after having bypass, so I’ve never thought having surgery was a big plus. Then the doctor told me there was the possibility of cancer if I didn’t have it done. Dr. Free said that untreated gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can lead to esophageal cancer. So I knew I had to do it, and I’m so thankful I had it done.
With the newer procedure Dr. Free is doing, I healed really fast. It has only been about five weeks, and I’m sleeping, I’m eating okay and I’m not taking any reflux meds. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. The care I received from Dr. Free and the hospital was excellent.