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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.

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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.