Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) – sometimes mistakenly called “acid reflux” – is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid (or sometimes stomach contents) flows back into your esophagus causing irritation.
Acid reflux is a fairly common digestive condition that many people experience from time to time, but when it occurs frequently you may have GERD.
Left untreated, gastroesophageal reflux disease can result in permanent damage to your esophagus.
Many patients with GERD can manage symptoms and discomfort with lifestyle changes and medications, while others may need surgery to reduce symptoms.
At SCLC, we take a multidisciplinary approach that includes: