What Is GERD?
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease commonly referred to as GERD affects approximately 20-30 percent of the U.S population. It is a digestive disorder that affects the Lower Esophageal Sphincter. A normal functioning Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) will allow food and liquids to pass into the stomach and prevents acid juices from flowing back up. When this LES muscle is weak or relaxes inappropriately, it allows the contents of the stomach (food, acid and more) to flow back up the esophagus. This is the pain and discomfort patients feel due to GERD.
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Treatment Options for GERD
There are several treatment options available for GERD, some more effective than others. Certain medications such as omeprazole or other Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s) should not be considered a long-term treatment option for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Our expert team of surgeons will examine and assess possible causes of the GERD symptoms. Our team will assist you in setting up testing that conveniently fits your schedule.
You should discuss with our Doctors to see whether you are a candidate for a Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgical Treatment for GERD. Our surgeons will schedule you for testing to determine what is the cause of your GERD symptoms.
Scheduling a Consultation
Your next step is to schedule a consultation using the link below. At your consultation, Dr. Ahmad and his surgical associates will discuss with you the best treatment options available, including any of our minimally invasive procedures not mentioned above.
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