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GERD Treatments

Why choose Ochsner Health for GERD treatments?

At Ochsner, our team is dedicated to providing leading-edge medical treatments for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) based on each patient’s individual needs. Taking a collaborative approach, our team offers complete care to help improve the lives of people with GERD and related conditions.

GERD is a common condition caused by acid that escapes from the stomach. It is estimated that 10% to 15% of the adult population suffers from GERD every day.

GERD symptoms include:

  • A burning feeling in the chest
  • Belching
  • Pain in the upper abdomen
  • Worsening of the above symptoms when bending over or lying down
  • Chronic cough and hoarseness

GERD Treatment Options

We offer an incisionless surgical treatment called EsophyX TIF (transoral incisionless fundoplication) for regular heartburn. EsophyX TIF is a surgical procedure performed through the mouth, which reconstructs the barrier between the stomach and esophagus to prevent stomach fluids from refluxing up into the esophagus. EsophyX TIF is completely incisionless so it has less risk, reduced recovery time and no visible scar.

Most patients return to work the next day or within a few days following their procedure. Patients may experience some manageable discomfort in their chest, nose, throat and stomach for the first few days to a week. Patients will be asked to restrict physical activity for the first week and will be given dietary guidelines to help maximize their success while they heal.

LINX Reflux Management System, which is a permanent, drug-free treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The procedure helps patients suffering from GERD experience a better quality of life and experience relief without needing daily medication.

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to GERD Treatments

GERD Treatments Locations

Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics
2390 West Congress St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Acadia General Hospital
1305 Crowley Rayne Highway
Crowley, LA 70526
  • Open 24/7
St. Bernard Parish Hospital
8000 W. Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge
17000 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Open 24/7