GERD Procedures

Battling frequent acid reflux, also referred to as GERD, oftentimes has an impact on your daily life. You may find yourself avoiding certain foods or activity to prevent or decrease discomfort. Even though GERD is common, in fact, it occurs in 1 in 5 Americans, your symptoms should not go untreated.

What is GERD?

GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease is a chronic condition caused by the esophageal valve not closing properly. Heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD, but is not a guaranteed warning sign. Other symptoms may include:

  • Regurgitation of food or drinks
  • Chest pain
  • Food intolerance
  • Sore throat
  • Sour taste in mouth
  • Hoarse voice
  • Dental erosion
  • Irritated throat
  • Persistent cough

You may also find that your symptoms:

  • Worsen at night
  • Worsen when bending
  • Worsen when eating
  • Worsen when lying down
  • Are temporarily relieved by antacids

Diagnosing GERD – The First Step to Feeling Better

Experience personalized care and effective treatments at CentraCare and take back your life from acid reflux. Our teams in Willmar and Redwood Falls provide pH monitoring and assessment of your esophagus, which are useful in diagnosing and finding a root cause of your acid reflux. Oftentimes after treatment, patients will be able to eat and drink foods and beverages that once triggered their reflux symptoms.

Take the next step towards relief. Fill out the Reflux/GERD Inquiry Form below if you would like to explore your options for reflux treatment, including but not limited to endoscopic procedures. Based on your responses, a nurse will contact you to set up a reflux consultation.