GERD Specialist for treating GERD & Heartburn
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Suffering from GERD and heartburn can be a daily struggle that affects your quality of life. Triboroughgi provides expert care and effective treatment to help you find relief from your symptoms and improve your digestive health.
Our experienced gastroenterologists offer personalized care to address the underlying causes of your symptoms and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that works for you. With Triboroughgi, you can feel confident that you are receiving the best care possible for your digestive health.
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GERD Specialist: Discover the Benefits of Their Treatments
- Expert gastroenterologists with years of experience treating GERD and heartburn
- Personalized care to address the unique causes of your symptoms
- Advanced diagnostic testing to accurately identify the root of your symptoms
- Comprehensive treatment plans that are tailored to your needs and goals
- State-of-the-art facilities and technology to ensure the highest quality care
Our GERD Specialists
Our team of gastroenterologists at Triboroughgi has years of experience treating GERD and heartburn. They are committed to providing personalized care to each patient and developing individualized treatment plans to address their unique symptoms and needs. Our team includes experts in the field who are dedicated to staying up-to-date on the latest advancements in gastroenterology to provide the best care possible.
Dmitriy O. Khodorskiy, M.D is board-certified in Gastroenterology, Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Khodorskiy is a published author and book writer, he is actively involved in clinical research, published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at both national and international meetings.
Sean Burnett is a dedicated Physician Assistant with an extensive 20-year tenure in the healthcare field as a PA-C. For over 14 years, Sean has been a pivotal member of the gastroenterology team at Arya Gastroenterology, now recognized as Triborough GI Gastroenterology.
Where are we located?
Triboroughgi has several convenient locations throughout the New York City area, including Staten Island, Bronx, and Brooklyn. Our state-of-the-art facilities provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for our patients.
Important information about GERD & Heartburn
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- Heartburn/GERD (acid reflux) is usually caused by a weak lower esophageal sphincter (LES), a circular band of muscle between the stomach and the esophagus. It may also be caused by factors that affect stomach or esophagus function. For instance, an abnormal bulging of the stomach through the diaphragm is also known as a hiatal hernia.
What is GERD?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux and typically caused by heartburn is a common medical condition in which stomach acid refluxes or flows out of the stomach and up into the esophagus.
Heartburn/GERD (acid reflux) is usually caused by a weak lower esophageal sphincter (LES), a circular band of muscle between the stomach and the esophagus. It may also be caused by factors that affect stomach or esophagus function. For instance, an abnormal bulging of the stomach through the diaphragm is also known as a hiatal hernia.
If you experience heartburn several times a week and the problem persists for a few weeks, you may have GERD. When exposed to stomach acid, the esophagus, vocal chords and lungs become irritated. This can cause symptoms such as:
- Sore Throat
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Breathing Problems
- Chest Pain
- Bad Breath
Many patients find that their symptoms worsen when they lie down, often waking them during the night and interfering with their sleep. If you are experiencing symptoms of GERD.
How is GERD diagnosed?
Diagnostic testing may include an Upper Endoscopy to examine the inside of your esophagus and take tissue samples. You may also have an upper gastrointestinal X-ray or an ambulatory pH test.
The doctors at Triborough GI often perform a 48-hour BRAVO™ pH test to determine whether stomach acid is regurgitating into your esophagus. An endoscope is used to attach a small pH capsule to the lower part of your esophagus after which you wear a receiver around your waist for 48 hours.
The capsule measures the presence of stomach acid and then sends the information to the receiver. During your 48-hour test, you’ll also note when you eat, lie down, or have symptoms. The pH capsule naturally falls off the esophagus and passes through your digestive tract.
How are heartburn and GERD treated?
Common treatments for heartburn and GERD include changing your diet to avoid foods that weaken the LES or taking medications such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) that lower stomach acid production.
These treatments may possibly make you feel better, but they do not treat the acid reflux that can cause further damage and/or symptoms. If left untreated, acid reflux will continue and may cause additional health problems, such as:
- Barrett’s esophagus
- Esophageal cancer
Mild cases of acid reflux may respond to over-the-counter medications. However, GERD needs professional evaluation and treatment. When GERD is not properly treated, the acid damages your esophagus, causing inflammation, bleeding, ulcers, and scarring. Over time, chronic inflammation may cause precancerous changes to the esophageal lining.
If your symptoms cannot be controlled by diet, medications, or minimally invasive acid reflux treatments, the experts at Triborough GI may recommend surgery such as Fundoplication surgery to tighten the LES and prevent reflux.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Some lifestyle changes that can help manage GERD and heartburn include maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding trigger foods, eating smaller meals, and managing stress.
Medications commonly used to treat GERD and heartburn include proton pump inhibitors and H2 blockers. Potential side effects may include headaches, diarrhea, and nausea.
GERD and heartburn can lead to other health problems such as esophagitis and Barrett’s esophagus.
GERD and heartburn can be managed but not cured. Long-term management may require a combination of lifestyle changes and medication.
The frequency of gastroenterologist visits for GERD and heartburn management will depend on the individual’s needs and severity of symptoms. A healthcare professional can advise on the appropriate frequency of visits.
If you suffer from heartburn or GERD, Triborough GI has the top NYC gastroenterologists in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Our doctors provide only the most specialized and extensive care. Our motto is that the patient’s care comes first! A Triborough GI specialist will perform diagnostic procedures and help treat your heartburn at one of our triborough area clinics.