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What is Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that is caused by gastric acid flowing from the stomach into the esophagus.

GERD is more than simple heartburn. Untreated, GERD can develop into more serious conditions, including cancer for a small percentage of individuals.

Did you know....

  • Each year, Methodist Hospitals physicians diagnose and treat adults with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
  • Our specialists are skilled in distinguishing GERD from other disorders that may cause similar symptoms.
  • At Methodist, specialists in digestive diseases, and surgery work together to solve your problem.
  • Virtually every test and treatment for GERD is available in one convenient location.
  • Diagnosing your problem and recommending a treatment can usually be accomplished in a short period of time. The GERD Center Nurse Navigator coordinates all aspects of care from initial screening and treatment to follow-up.

GERD Health Related Quality of Life Questionnaire (HRQL)

If you have heartburn or GERD, or take medications for those conditions, complete the GERD-HRQL (Health Related Quality of Life) questionnaire, print a copy with your answers and consult with a health care provider. Complete the questionnaire here.

To find out if you are a candidate for GERD Treatments. Contact the Methodist Hospitals GERD Center at 219-769-GERD or email to schedule an evaluation.


GERD Center Educational Seminars
To register: Call 1.888.909.3627 or click here

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