GERD

About

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.

 

Symptoms include:

  • Sore throat or hoarseness
  • Chest pain
  • Dry cough
  • Heartburn that sometimes spreads to your throat
  • Sour taste in mouth
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sensation of having a lump in your throat

 

Left untreated, gastroesophageal reflux disease can result in permanent damage to your esophagus.

gerd, gastric reflux, acid reflux

Treatment

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:

  • Your clinic visit with an experienced Provider
  • Medical management
  • Endoscopic & surgical therapies
  • Non-invasive and invasive surgical approaches
GERD can be very complicated, but it can be treated—TRUST A SPECIALIST. Schedule your consultation today.