What is Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that is caused by gastric acid flowing from the stomach into the esophagus.
GERD is more than simple heartburn. Untreated, GERD can develop into more serious conditions, including cancer for a small percentage of individuals.
Did you know....
Each year, Methodist Hospitals physicians diagnose and treat adults with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Our specialists are skilled in distinguishing GERD from other disorders that may cause similar symptoms.
At Methodist, specialists in digestive diseases, and surgery work together to solve your problem.
Virtually every test and treatment for GERD is available in one convenient location.
Diagnosing your problem and recommending a treatment can usually be accomplished in a short period of time. The GERD Center Nurse Navigator coordinates all aspects of care from initial screening and treatment to follow-up.