But when that acid reflux gets more frequent or severe, or starts causing damage to the esophagus, throat or respiratory tract, it might be Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD.
Instead of telling yourself it’s “just heartburn,” talk with your primary care doctor. It’s likely you can manage your symptoms with some lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications. And, if GERD surgery is ultimately the best option, our expert, compassionate general surgeons can help.
If you think you may have symptoms of GERD, contact Surgical Associates about speaking to one of our physicians at 608-643-2431.
H. Clay Dean MD
Theodore Parins, MD
Robert Volk, PA-C