GERD

What is GERD? 

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is when food is regurgitated and comes back up from the stomach into the esophagus. A common side effect of GERD is heartburn. People experience heartburn when their stomach acid touches the lining of their esophagus. 

GERD is common and affects more than 15 to 30 percent of the United States’ population. 

Corrective Procedures 

Some bariatric surgeries can worsen GERD and others can treat it. If you suffer with GERD you should discuss these symptoms with your surgeon at a consultation. GERD can be treated with medications, endoscopic therapies and, in some cases, surgery.

If you’d like to learn more, contact us today!

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Austell
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Austell, GA 30106
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Marietta
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Marietta, GA 30060
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