There's more to heartburn than just a little discomfort.
We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Using the most advanced technology and treatment options, we are able to develop a reflux care pathway specific to you and your needs.
What is GERD?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can present itself in many ways: heartburn, regurgitation, cough, hoarseness, sore throat or respiratory complications. But all reflux is due to a failure of the valve that separates your esophagus from your stomach, the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES).
Left untreated, GERD can lead to:
- Inflammation of the esophagus
- Narrowing of the esophagus
- Open sores in the esophagus
- Precancerous changes
Coping with GERD can lead people to restrict their diet, change sleeping patterns, miss work and stop activities that they enjoy.
We offer comprehensive care for your reflux disease, taking the time to work with you and your care team to develop a plan that is right for you.