Dr. Daniel Demarco Provides Expert Opinion on New Heartburn Treatment

Daniel Demarco, M.D., of Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), an affiliated partner with AmSurg, is quoted in the FoxNews story “Implanted magnetic bracelet may help treat chronic heartburn.” The new heartburn “bracelet” will be used for patients with chronic heartburn. The tiny magnetic bracelet is implanted at the base of the throat and reinforces the weak muscles that allow acid to splash back into the throat. The ring is designed to keep these muscles closed, while allowing food to still pass through. The company who created this device, Torax Medical Inc., asked Demarco, who has no financial ties to the company, to provide his expert opinion on this new technology. Demarco said the early results of this device are “very impressive but only time will tell if they hold up for many years.”

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