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North Texas Heartburn and Reflux Center
A Division of MASTER CENTER® of North Texas

The Physicians on the medical staff of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake are independent practitioners and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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Dr. Sewell explains GERD

* Persistent GERD or LPR can lead to other more serious medical problems and should not be ignored. It is important to understand that symptoms associated with GERD and LPR are not typically caused by too much acid in the stomach, rather they are the result of stomach contents abnormally refluxing up into the esophagus, larynx and pharynx. These tissues are very sensitive and easily become inflamed when exposed to stomach contents, often even if there is no acid present. However, determining the proper treatment requires an accurate diagnosis. At North Texas Heartburn & Reflux Center diagnosing acid reflux and GERD is what we do first. All treatments, whether medical or surgical, carry some risks and potential side effects, and any treatment should be supervised by a licensed physician. We recommend you ask your doctor about your specific risks and potential side effects before starting or continuing any treatment for GERD or LPR.

If you answered "Yes" to one or more of the above questions, you may be suffering from

GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or LaryngoPharyngeal Reflux (LPR)* 

  • Do you have heartburn more than twice a week?
  • Do you have trouble sleeping if you lie down flat?
  • ​Have you taken acid reducing medicine for more than 6 months?
  • Are there some foods or drinks that you have to avoid?
  • Does food or fluid occasionally come up in your throat?
  • Do you have a cough or layngitis that just won't go away?
 Accurately Diagnosing Acid Reflux & GERD is what we do First!