Dr. Batash is a board-certified gastroenterologist who works with patients experiencing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). While acid reflux causes a burning sensation in the chest and a feeling of acid backing up into the throat, it is a more serious condition than occasional heartburn. Left untreated, it can become increasingly painful, erode the esophageal lining, and increase your risk of developing esophageal cancer. We treat patients experiencing GERD with medications, procedures, and lifestyle changes that are designed to eliminate discomfort and reduce the risk of more serious complications.
Treatment for Acid Reflux
While stomach acid is a key component of the normal digestive process, those with GERD experience a flow of acid into the esophagus, causing irritation to the lining. Pain and heartburn symptoms are common. Patients also may experience a dry cough, chest pain, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and the feeling of a lump in the throat.
GERD can be very disruptive to your daily life and should be addressed by an experienced gastroenterologist. When evaluating a patient for GERD, we will discuss your symptoms and may use diagnostic measures such as esophageal pH monitoring, endoscopy, and manometry. During an endoscopy, we can examine the esophageal and stomach lining for inflammation, erosion, and evidence over other gastrointestinal disease. Following diagnosis, we offer safe and effective treatments designed to restore quality of life.
If you are experiencing frequent heartburn, acid reflux, and other symptoms of GERD, contact us to schedule a consultation. We can help you to experience relief from this disruptive health challenge.