FRISCO – Medical City Frisco has launched the only heartburn and reflux center in Collin and Dallas counties, dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

According to the American College of Gastroenterology, about 20% of the U.S. population suffers from GERD, a condition that results when stomach acid is not properly contained in the stomach and rises, or refluxes, into the esophagus. GERD symptoms can include heartburn, regurgitation, acid reflux and even shortness of breath. The symptoms can be very painful and, if left untreated, harm the digestive system.

“The Heartburn & Reflux Center at Medical City Frisco offers a comprehensive program to diagnose and treat esophageal and stomach issues for the many people in our community struggling with GERD-related symptoms,” says Medical City Frisco CEO Patrick Rohan. “This advanced resource is another reason Medical City Frisco is the destination of choice for healthcare excellence in Frisco.”

The Heartburn & Reflux Center at Medical City Frisco offers minimally invasive, robotic and laparoscopic treatment options for GERD and esophageal disorders including transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), an innovative endoscopic procedure that rebuilds the anti-reflux valve and restores the body’s natural protection against reflux without requiring abdominal incisions. A dedicated reflux coordinator can answer questions and help patients navigate through diagnostic testing that results in an individualized treatment plan to help them live more comfortably.

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