Heartburn (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when the contents of the stomach move back upward into the esophagus. 
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease can cause discomfort and pain and can sometimes lead to more serious health problems in the future. Treatment can help you get back to enjoying life’s ordinary moments.

Our Approach

M Health Fairview experts in thoracic and gastroenterology work together to provide medical and surgical treatments for patients with esophageal conditions. Our specialists offer one of the only multidisciplinary programs in the region for people with esophageal conditions like reflux disease. We offer both medical and surgical treatments for gastroesophageal reflux disease. We are one of only a few medical centers in the state to offer LINX® Reflux Management System, a minimally invasive treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Many of our physicians are also conducting research to help us remain at the forefront of treatments for patients who have conditions that affect their esophagus.

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

LINX Reflux Surgery

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid and bile back up into the esophagus, causing symptoms such as heartburn, sore throat, cough and chest pain. GERD can lead to more serious conditions, such as strictures, esophagitis, and more.
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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y used to be the most common form of weight loss surgery. With this surgery, the surgeon staples off a portion of the stomach to create a small pouch that holds about an ounce of food or less. This causes you to feel full after only a few bites of food.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Medical Management

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