Acid Reflux Treatment NYC

 

Dr. Nancy Lau at Jkan Gastroenterology holds an M.D. degree from SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn, and offers the best acid reflux treatment in NYC. She is one of the finest heartburn doctors in NYC and provides individualized care for each of her patients.

Benefits of getting acid reflux treatment

There are several benefits to getting treatment for acid reflux. Some of them include:

  • Better sleep – Patients with reflux issues often suffer from poor quality sleep as when they lie down, the stomach's content can enter the esophagus and cause discomfort. With medications, patients can overcome GERD and enjoy a good night's sleep.

  • Better health – Patients on medications for GERD must stay away from eating high-fat and fried foods, drinking alcohol, smoking, and other unhealthy lifestyle habits. This improves the overall health status.

  • Relief from heartburn – Heartburn can affect performance at work, school, and your ability to think clearly. It can cause severe discomfort, sweating, and ruin your appetite. With treatment, you can overcome heartburn permanently and lead a healthier life.

Besides, if you suffer from respiratory illnesses like asthma, GERD can make your heartburn a lot worse. It also reduces your risk for cancers like stomach, pancreas, colon, rectum, liver, and other organs in the G.I. tract.

Common symptoms of acid reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when the stomach acid flows back into your esophagus and irritates its lining. Some of the common signs of acid reflux include:

  • Heartburn or burning sensations in your chest that worsen at nights

  • Pain in chest      

  • Difficulty in swallowing

  • The sensation of lumping in your throat

  • Chronic cough

  • Worsening of asthma

  • Disrupted sleep

Our top gastroenterologist in NYC helps people overcome acid reflux with lifestyle changes and prescription or OTC medications. However, some patients may require surgery to get rid of acid reflux.

Diagnosis for Gastroesophageal acid reflux

Our acid reflux specialist in NYC, Dr. Nancy Lau, conducts a comprehensive physical examination before arriving at a diagnosis. Our doctor performs the following exams to diagnose GERD in patients:

  • Upper endoscopy - It involves inserting an endoscope down your throat to have a clear look at your esophagus and stomach. Our doctor may draw tissue samples during this procedure for a biopsy

  • Ambulatory acid (pH) probe test - This test involves the use of a monitor, which is placed in your esophagus to find out the amount of time your stomach acid regurgitates in your G.I. tract.

  • Oesophageal manometry - Measuring the esophagus's rhythmic muscle contractions when you swallow food.

We also conduct examinations like an X-ray, needle biopsy, upper endoscopy, and blood tests to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. After a thorough analysis, our acid reflux treatment specialist will recommend the most fitting treatment for your condition.

Call the Jkan Gastroenterology today to book an appointment for acid reflux treatment in NYC. Dr. Nancy is a top GERD specialist in NYC and offers comprehensive treatment for abdominal pains, celiac disease, colon cancer, constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, etc.

ADDRESS

115 Broadway Suite 1800,

New York, NY 10006 

Tel: 212-388-1062

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Monday: 8:30am – 6:00pm   
Tuesday & Friday: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30am - 1:00pm

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