Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

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Acid reflux is when the digestive juices that are normally in your stomach come back up into the oesophagus, tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. Another term for acid reflux is “gastroesophageal reflux disease,” or GERD.

The symptoms include: heartburn, an acid taste in the throat, trouble swallowing, sore throat and unexplained cough.

Diagnosis — Acid reflux is usually diagnosed based upon symptoms and the response to treatment. In cases where the diagnosis is not clear, one or more of the following tests are helpful to detect the disease: endoscopy, manometry, pH measurement, Barium Swallow test.
  • Endoscopy,
  • Manometry,
  • pH measurement,
  • Barium swallow test.
Treatment of GERD
Treatment depends on including severity of the symptoms and the options are a mix of medications, lifestyle changes and surgery. Our doctors will suggest suitable options after thorough clinical evaluation.

Surgical Procedures

Anti-reflux fundoplication: This surgery strengthens the lower oesophageal sphincter (between the esophagus and stomach), and stops acid from backing up into the esophagus as easily.