Treating chronic heartburn effectively involves determining the exact cause of the reflux. At the Nash Heartburn Treatment Center, all of our diagnostic testing is performed at Nash Day Hospital.
Your physician will use this procedure to evaluate the condition of the tissue in your esophagus and stomach. Using a slender scope, your physician can take pictures and biopsies of these areas as necessary.
This procedure, which is performed by one of our highly trained nurses, measures pressures in the esophagus and provides information about its function.
Ambulatory pH study
This study involves recording actual acid levels (pH) in the esophagus while you are at home and carrying out your daily activities. This information accurately establishes whether or not GERD is the cause of your symptoms.
Your doctor will have you drink a special contrast mixture that will allow him/her to view, through a series of x-rays, how your esophagus is functioning.
The array of medications for heartburn treatment is rapidly changing. Through continuing education, our physicians are highly knowledgeable in the proper use, dosing and side effects of all medications, and can help you make decisions on medication's benefits versus expense.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
When medicine isn't the best option, minimally invasive surgical procedures can be performed by our world-class surgeons. These surgeries involve tiny incisions and usually require only an overnight stay.