Acid Reducers

We need to start on an acid reducer once we are discharged from the hospital.

Omeprazole is just a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Any proton pump inhibitor will work just fine.

They work by decreasing the amount of stomach acid the little cells or glands are producing in the lining of the stomach.

PPI’s help to relieve the symptoms of acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Sometimes we must try several to see which brand is formulated to help you best.

Dr. Ortiz recommends for the first four months after surgery that you take 40mg in the morning OR take 20mg in the morning and another 20mg in the evening.

Proton Pump Inhibitors You May Try

  • Omeprazole (Prilosec, Prilosec OTC)
  • Lansoprazole (Previcid, Previcd 24 hour)
  • Dexlansoprazole (Dexilent,Kapidex)
  • Rebeprazole (Acipex)
  • Pantpprazole (Protonix)
  • Espmeprozole (Nexium and Zegaris, which is a rapid release form of Omeprazole.

It is very important to take these medications as directed by the doctor, for 4 to 6 months.

The stomach acid is corrosive and can damage the body’s natural mucous barrier that protects the lining of the stomach from being worn away.

Too much stomach acid can damage the lining of the stomach and this class of medications is used to protect the lining of the stomach to prevent us from developing any ulcers and inflammation in the esophagus.

When we experience inflammation in the esophagus it can be very painful to swallow liquids or foods.

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CREDENTIALS

Dr. Elías Ortiz, Bariatrics

Professional License Number: 8684409

Federal Taxpayers Registry: OIGJ810323D28

CURP: OIGJ810323HBCRMS08

Qualifications

Undergraduate Degree in Medicine (1999–2004), Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Baja California
– Overall average: 8.85 / 10

Undergraduate Internship (2004–2005), Regional General Hospital No. 1, IMSS, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
– Overall average: 9.49 / 10

Social Service (2005–2006), Mobile Unit No. 19, SSA, Tijuana, Baja California Mexico.

Graduate Professional XXXI National Aspiring medical residencies
– Place finish in specialty group (Surgery): 32 of 3602.

General Surgery Specialty (2008-2012), Medical Unit of High Specialty, West National Medical Center, Mexican Social Security Institute
– Total Rating: 96.40 / 100.

Certifications

Certificate of Accreditation of Foreign Language Skills: English. April 22, 2006, at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico

Resident Coordinator of General Surgery, generation 2008–2009, Regional General Hospital No. 45, Mexican Social Security Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Chief Resident in General Surgery, 2011–2012 in Medical Unit of High Specialty, West National Medical Center, Mexican Social Security Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Professional Experience

2nd Regional and International Congress on Obesity conducted by the Association for the Study of Obesity and its complications AC.
– May 2004, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery
– General session speaker
– Regional General Hospital No. 45, May 15, 2008, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery
– General session speaker
– Zapopan General Hospital, November 5, 2008, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
– General session speaker
– Regional General Hospital No. 45, February 12, 2009, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

1stCourse News and Controversies in Surgical GERD
– April 2009, Regional General Hospital No. 45, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Laparoscopic Surgery Program in the Regional General Hospital No. 1
– Social Security Institute, April–May 2010, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Laparoscopic Surgery Program in the Regional General Hospital No. 1
– Social Security Institute, June–August 2011, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Gastric Plication Surgery Mini Fellowship
– Hospital Angeles Tijuana, November 2011

Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery Mini Fellowship
– Hospital Angeles Tijuana, December 2011

Bariatric Surgery Program at Hospital Angeles Tijuana
– November–December 2011, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Theoretical and Practical Course XIV of Endoscopic Surgery, AMCE, AC
– Medical Unit of High Specialty, West National Medical Center Gdl, Jal. January–February 2012

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