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Digestive Diseases

​​​​​If you are suffering from symptoms related to your digestive system, Baylor Scott & White Health's full range of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic services can help pinpoint their cause and get you started on the road to optimal digestive health.​

Heartburn and Acid Reflux Center

The Heartburn and Acid Reflux Center (HARC) provides an individualized, multidisciplinary approach to evaluate and understand each patient with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) and other esophageal disorders.

GERD is a chronic digestive disease caused by weakening of the gastroesophageal sphincter. This allows stomach acid and other contents to reflux back into the esophagus, mouth, or wind pipe. GERD can cause heartburn and many other symptoms. Over time, it can lead to complications including esophagitis, respiratory diseases, Barrett’s esophagus, and even esophageal cancer. GERD can have a significant impact on quality of life.

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Treatment Options

Lifestyle and diet modifications, medication, or surgery may be options for treating GERD and other esophageal disorders. At the HARC, we can help to define your needs, and offer the full spectrum of GERD treatment options, including surgery, if indicated.

Other surgical interventions available include:

  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication (Nissen or Partial)
  • Surgical repair of hiatal and paraesophageal hernia
  • Surgical myotomy
  • for Achalasia
  • Stretta radiofrequency energy endoscopic reflux treatment

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LINX® Offers New Hope

Baylor Scott & White Health now offers the LINX® Reflux Management System, the only available FDA-approved device to treat GERD at the source.

Find out if the LINX® System is right for you

Ready to Stop Heartburn?

Schedule an appointment with our specialists by calling 512.509.GERD (4373).

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