Effective Care for Heartburn, GERD, Acid Reflux
We use several different terms that mean almost the same thing. When acid splashes up and out of your stomach and into your esophagus, it causes a burning sensation in your esophagus, located centrally in your chest not far from your heart, which is why people often refer to it as “heartburn.” GERD is a more severe form, a disease caused by chronic acid reflux and the resulting complications, even cancer.
Our arsenal against GERD, acid reflux and heartburn includes OTC and prescription medications, natural treatments, lifestyle changes and surgery for the worst cases that cannot be managed or corrected with more conservative care. Fortunately, very few patients require surgical intervention.
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Learn more about treating heartburn/GERD at East End Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Call 631-591-3000. Or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Our heartburn/GERD patients come to us from East End, Manorville, Mastic, Riverhead, Patchogue and surrounding locations.