Gastroenterology

Acid Reflux (GERD) & Other Acid-Peptic Disorders

Acid Reflux (GERD)

Penn provides diagnosis and treatment of acid-peptic related disorders, including H. pylori treatment of ulcer disease and refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This program addresses the needs of people with unusual forms of acid peptic disease that are difficult to manage with standard therapies.

Comprehensive evaluation is available for patients with the following acid-peptic syndromes:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease, including Barrett's esophagus and eosinophilic esophagitis
  • H. pylori gastritis
  • NSAID ulcers
  • Hypersecretory states, including Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (as well as other gastrointestinal endocrine tumor syndromes)
  • Postoperative ulcer syndrome and other rare forms of acid-peptic disease

In some instances, people may require more than one consultation, and evaluation may include various tests coordinated through the motility and physiology laboratory. Most procedures are outpatient, and every effort is made to schedule all tests on the same day.

Locations

This program is available at the following locations:

Preparing for Appointments and Procedures

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