the heartburn solutions

At the Emory Decatur Hospital and Emory Hillandale Heartburn Solutions Center, we understand that many people – up to 40% of the population of the United States – suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Silent GERD (also known as Silent Reflux). Whether you are dealing with the heartburn associated with GERD or the chronic cough associated with Silent GERD, we know your condition is frustrating and uncomfortable. Both of these diseases can also lead to cancer, which makes it extremely important to seek help as soon as possible to minimize your risk.

Other symptoms associated with these diseases, such as swallowing difficulties, or symptoms in your throat such as burning and hoarseness, can make your life miserable. They affect eating habits, work productivity, sleep and your overall quality of life. Some people try to modify their lifestyles to deal with these symptoms, while others take antacids or other over-the-counter medications. Others are prescribed powerful medications designed to be taken for life, and yet many still suffer and seek relief. Are you one of those? We understand and are here to help.

Our expert staff has the capability to thoroughly evaluate your condition and deliver treatment choices that will finally provide the relief you deserve. At our Heartburn Solutions Center, we will give you information on what causes GERD, GERD symptoms, diagnosing GERD and what heartburn treatment options are available. We can also help you understand the symptoms of Silent GERD and offer treatment options that can improve your quality of life.

We have state-of-the-art technologies to test the function of the esophagus, measure acid levels and evaluate for pre-cancerous conditions. We can then deliver treatment tailored specifically for you, whether it is medications or the latest in minimally invasive surgery. The Heartburn Solutions Center at Emory Decatur Hospital and Emory Hillandale has even been selected as one of the first Centers nationally to offer the LINX Reflux Management Device, which is the latest in GERD treatments.

In addition, our specially trained Nurse Navigator assures you an outstanding experience overseeing the scheduling and completion of your evaluation and treatment. You have one single point of contact supplying access, education, convenience and support. If you would like to speak to someone about GERD or Silent GERD and their causes, symptoms or treatments, call 404.501.RFLX (7359).

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Diagnosing GERD

Because symptoms of other conditions can mimic GERD symptoms, it is important to complete a series of specialized tests to confirm a diagnosis of GERD. We use a variety of state-of-the-art diagnostic tests to definitively diagnose GERD at our Heartburn Solutions Center.

Diagnosing Silent GERD

Our physicians have the appropriate diagnostic equipment available to confirm a diagnosis of silent reflux and determine which treatment options are best.

Treating GERD

There are a variety of GERD treatments available. Some of these treatments include lifestyle modifications.

Treating Silent GERD

Silent reflux treatment may include certain lifestyle modifications.