We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies
such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.
We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as
well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and
guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.
Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact WebsiteAccess@tenethealth.com so that we may be of assistance.
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.
"This is a dialog window which overlays the main content of the page and plays an embedded YouTube video. Pressing the Close Modal button at the bottom of the modal or pressing the Escape key will close the modal and bring you back to where you were on the page.