The most comprehensive and advanced reflux care in one place
You’ve lived with the uncomfortable symptoms of long-term heartburn, throat discomfort, coughing and reflux for far too long. If it’s time to take the next step in finding relief from the nagging discomfort, visit our team at the Reflux Center of Westchester. The Center’s unique, multi-disciplinary team of physicians and nutritionists work closely together, in one location, to personalize an effective reflux care plan just for you.
Our care team includes doctors specializing in the fields of gastroenterology, otolaryngology (oh-toe-lair-in-GOLL-oh-jee; the medical study of the ears, nose and throat), and thoracic (tho-RAS-ik; the area of the body between the neck and abdomen) surgery. In addition, a nutritionist completes the circle of care by providing dietary support to your overall treatment plan.
An accurate diagnosis of your symptoms is important to develop your personal treatment plan. Using advanced digital technology, your care team will complete a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. While medication is traditionally the first treatment option for reflux, our knowledgeable team strives to give you alternative treatment options as well. For some people with reflux, a successful diet-based treatment approach may help avoid the cost and potential side effects and complications of long-term medication use. In some cases, your reflux care team may suggest a surgical procedure as the best long-term treatment option for you.
Long term use of medication and ongoing symptoms could suggest other potential causes or contributing factors of your symptoms. Our multidisciplinary approach combines expertise from all three specialties to find and treat other contributing factors allowing the body to heal and symptoms to resolve.
If you suffer from reflux, you’re not alone. An estimated 20 percent of people of all ages living in the United States are affected by reflux.
What is reflux disease?
Many people have a little heartburn now and then. You may recognize it as a burning sensation located beneath your breastbone and reaching up toward your throat. If you experience heartburn often and with other symptoms, you may have a reflux disease, also called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Reflux (or GERD), is a digestive disorder involving your stomach, esophagus (food tube), larynx (voice box) or pharynx (throat). You are not alone. It’s estimated that around 20 percent of people of all ages living in the United States are affected by reflux. Many of these people can control their symptoms with dietary changes, medications, or both. If you encounter frequent throat clearing, coughing, hoarseness, a sensation of a lump in the throat, a burning or sour taste, or trouble swallowing, you may be experiencing reflux into the throat, or laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR).