Making Heartburn History | Surgical Associates of Mansfield

You Don’t Have to Live with Heartburn Symptoms

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  • Reflux/Heartburn
  • Hernia
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric/Weight Loss
  • Colon
  • Gallbladder
  • Surgery
    for Skin & Soft Tissue Disease
  • Vascular
    Access Surgery
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We’ve all experienced heartburn
from time to time.
No big deal, right? Actually, frequent
heartburn could be a sign of a more serious problem, gastroesophageal reflux
disease known as GERD. Do you find yourself taking antacids on a regular
basis? Have you had to give up foods you love because it’s not worth enduring
the heartburn that follows? It may be time to consult with the GERD experts
at the Methodist Heartburn Treatment Center.

What is

Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD is a
chronic disorder characterized by regurgitation of stomach contents back into
the esophagus. As one of the most commonly diagnosed digestive disorders,
it’s said that up to 20% of the population suffers from GERD. Although acid
reflux can happen to anyone from time to time, GERD is when it occurs more
frequently and causes irritation. While the condition can prove to be
uncomfortable, there are ways in which to manage the

The most common symptoms of GERD are
heartburn and regurgitation. However, GERD can also present itself as chest
pain, eroding teeth, a chronic cough, a hoarse voice, or asthma symptoms.
Patients may also have trouble swallowing or feel like something is stuck in
your throat. If left untreated, the stomach acid present because of GERD can
damage the esophagus or—even worse—it can lead to changes that increase your
risk of developing esophageal cancer.

Heartburn Center Can Help

Surgical Associates of Mansfield has partnered
with Methodist Mansfield Medical Center in launching the Methodist Heartburn
Treatment Center.  As a
comprehensive digestive center, the Heartburn Center has the latest state-of-the-art
technology to test the function of your esophagus, measure acid levels,
evaluate for precancerous conditions, and help diagnose, manage, and treat
the causes of GERD. With the help of their expert staff, gastroenterologists,
and surgeons, the Heartburn Treatment Center will guide you every step of the
way. They offer highly personalized treatment plans, not just treating
heartburn but treating the individual patient.

Whether that treatment is medication or
surgical procedures, the goal of the compassionate Heartburn Treatment Center
staff is to treat your GERD symptoms and get you back to your life. Their
nurse coordinator offers a single point of contact to manage your care,
overseeing scheduling and completion of your evaluation, treatment, and
follow-up care. There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment for GERD. Each patient
is uniquely different, so care is highly personalized. There are more
important things to worry about today than whether you should eat that slice
of pizza or have that cup of coffee.  If you
think you might have symptoms related to GERD, give the Heartburn Treatment
Center a call and let them help you get back to enjoying life

Associates of Mansfield

The board-certified surgeons of Surgical
Associates of Mansfield are ready to help you make heartburn history.  For many
years now, they’ve led the way with minimally-invasive da Vinci robotic
surgery, offering their patients less pain, less scarring, quicker recovery,
and better results in surgery. In fact, they perform more robot-assisted
operations than any other general surgery practice in North

The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is
revolutionary in that it assists skilled surgeons in performing complex and
delicate procedures with greater accuracy and precision. And thanks to these
innovations, incisions are a fraction of the size of traditional “open”
surgery. This means decreased trauma to the patient’s body, shorter recovery
time, less risk of infection, less bleeding, less scarring, and far less
downtime for the patient. The increased precision offered by the system
allows Surgical Associates of Mansfield surgeons to perform even the most
complex surgery with confidence and accuracy.

Surgery Team

The mission of Surgical Associates of
Mansfield is simple—to improve the lives of those they serve. Drs. Alexander,
Trussell, Parcells, Standerwick, and Cruz have performed thousands of
successful surgeries restoring the quality of life to many of your DFW
neighbors. Excellence is their standard in everything they

Dr. Thomas
John Goaley

Surgical Associates of Mansfield is always
looking for new ways to meet the needs of their patients. They did just that
recently by welcoming Trauma Surgeon Dr. Thoman Goaley to the SAM team. A
graduate of Nebraska College of Medicine, Dr. Goaley is a critical care
specialist with 35 years of experience. His specialties include critical care
medicine, surgery, and trauma surgery. Dr. Goaley is a highly skilled and
respected surgeon and this addition will continue to elevate the teams level
of surgical, trauma, and critical care services available to our

Surgeons Specializing in Minimally Invasive Procedures

Surgical Associates of Mansfield is a
multi-specialty surgery group that services Mansfield, Arlington, Grand
Prairie, Midlothian, Cedar Hill, Fort Worth, and other surrounding communities.
The surgeons specialize in da Vinci robotic surgery for use in gallbladder,
hernia, bariatric, reflux, and diverticulitis. Other conditions they treat
include appendicitis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. They are
committed to using evidence-based medicine and advances in medical technology
to provide high quality of care for their patients.

Call (682)
or speak with your primary-care physician
about scheduling an appointment at Surgical Associates of


suffer in silence. The Heartburn Treatment Center offers:

  • The latest
    state-of-the art technologies to test the function of the esophagus, measure

    levels and evaluate for precancerous

  • Personalized
    treatment programs
  • A highly
    compassionate staff
  • A single
    point of contact with a specially trained nurse coordinator who oversees
    scheduling and completion of your evaluation and
  • An array of medical and surgical treatments that can
    be selected based on each patient’s specific


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Mansfield, Texas 76063



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