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Long Time GERD Patient Makes A Change To Stop Taking Medications

“Dr. Dill is the bomb!”

Procedure & Date: Nissen
Procedure Date: June 3, 2015

Success Story Benefits

  • Does not have to take her Prevacid on a regular basis!
  • Has found a doctor she believes truly made a difference!
  • For the first time in her life is not suffering from GERD!

Melissa Cuellar lived with gastroesophageal reflux disease, (GERD), her entire life. Although she was not diagnosed with GERD until her mid 20’s Melissa recalls her mother saying that, “(She) just learned to live with it!’ While in her mid-twenties Melissa decided to see an array of gastroenterologist to help cope with side effects including nausea and bloating. She tried a couple different medications and saw multiple gastroenterologist and nothing helped the feeling completely go away. Eventually she decided to settle and take Prevacid on a regular basis. After months of taking Prevacid regularly Melissa said that, ‘the medication stopped working! My throat, again, felt like it was constantly on fire!’ Although she did not eat spicy foods on a regular basis Melissa still had regular heartburn.

With nothing seeming to help cure her GERD Melissa decided to do independent research on different treatment options, other than seeing a gastroenterologist regularly and taking medication daily. While driving in her car Melissa heard a radio advertisement for the Heartburn Center of South Texas. ‘I decided to give it a shot and see if Dr. Dill had any other options available to me!’ Much to her surprise there were multiple treatment options other than taking a medication every day.

After a few clinical tests and speaking with Dr. Dill they decided to have a Nissen Fundoplication performed to help Melissa treat her GERD. Melissa said that, ‘the change was miraculous!’ To her surprise two days removed from her procedure Melissa had no more acid and felt like a totally different person. Melissa describes her experience as, ‘easy, the tests got completed and there were no problems what so ever!’

Melissa made it a point to constantly speak highly of Dr. Dill, ‘My family and I could not say enough about how great Dr. Dill was, she’s the bomb!’ Melissa and was so happy with the results that even, ‘my parents are thinking about switching to Dr. Dill because they liked her so much, she was flawless!’ Melissa no longer wakes up to the feeling of her throat being on fire. Her acid is completely gone and describes Dr. Dill as, ‘a blessing!’ Melissa no longer has to tolerate all the negative side effects of her GERD because of the decision she made to come into the Heartburn Center of South Texas and speak with Dr. Dill about what all of her options are. Melissa is living life without taking her medication and without GERD! Melissa and her family could not be more pleased with the results and say that she, ‘recommends Dr. Dill to anybody who suffers from heartburn, reflux, GERD, or takes any type of medication!’ Melissa has been an ideal patient and continues to have a close relationship with the staff at the Heartburn Center of South Texas.

“The 2nd day after my Nissen was performed I had no more heartburn!”