Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Helping You Get Relief from Your GERD Symptoms
Do you suffer from heartburn, regurgitation, frequent coughing or asthma? If so, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux. And you’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, GERD affects about 20 percent of Americans.
At Baptist Health System, you’ll find:
- Advanced diagnostic procedures, including esophageal motility testing, to determine how well your esophageal muscles are working
- Diagnostic procedures performed in a comfortable hospital setting by digestive specialists
- A personalized treatment plan that fits your needs and desires
GERD is a digestive disease that affects the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. If you have GERD, you’ll notice your symptoms will usually occur after you’ve eaten a meal. That’s because GERD causes the contents of your stomach to go back up into the food pipe or esophagus. As a result, you may experience heartburn, chest pain and chronic sore throat, difficulty swallowing, coughing or even regurgitation.
Why Choose Baptist?
We don’t have to tell you that GERD can seriously impact your lifestyle, but the good news is, GERD is treatable. At Baptist Health System, our caring and compassionate doctors, nurses and gastrointestinal specialists, commonly referred to as gastroenterologists, understand the disruption that a digestive disease such as GERD can have in your daily life. Our goal is to get you back to the life you enjoy as soon as possible.
You can trust that your Baptist care team will use advanced diagnostic procedures, including esophageal motility testing, to determine how well your esophageal muscles are working and pinpoint the cause of and appropriate treatment for your acid reflux. At Baptist, our diagnostic procedures are performed in a comfortable hospital setting by digestive specialists.
Most GERD can be controlled through lifestyle changes, diet and medications. However, if these treatments don’t help you find relief, or you want to avoid long-term medication use, surgery may be the right choice for you. At Baptist, your doctor will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs and desires.
Make an Appointment
You don’t have to live with GERD. Our gastrointestinal specialists can help you find relief. Find a doctor online or call Baptist Health at (210) 297-7005 to schedule an appointment today.