Are you living with the uncomfortable symptoms of long-term heartburn, throat discomfort, coughing or reflux? If it’s time to take the next step in finding relief from the nagging discomfort, visit our team at the Reflux Center of Westchester.
Our care team includes doctors specializing in the fields of gastroenterology, otolaryngology (the medical study of the ears, nose and throat), and thoracic (the area of the body between the neck and abdomen) surgery. In addition, a nutritionist completes the circle of care by providing dietary support to your overall treatment plan.
Diagnosis & treatment
An accurate diagnosis of your symptoms is important to develop your personal treatment plan. Using advanced digital technology, your care team will complete a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. While medication is traditionally the first treatment option for reflux, our knowledgeable team strives to give you alternative treatment options as well. For some people with reflux, a successful diet-based treatment approach may help avoid the cost and potential side effects and complications of long-term medication use. In some cases, your reflux care team may suggest a noninvasive or surgical procedure as the best long-term treatment option for you.
Long-term use of medication and ongoing symptoms could suggest other potential causes or contributing factors of your symptoms. Our multidisciplinary approach combines expertise from all three specialties to find and treat other contributing factors allowing the body to heal and symptoms to resolve.
What is reflux?
Many people have a little heartburn now and then. You may recognize it as a burning sensation located beneath your breastbone and reaching up toward your throat. If you experience heartburn often and with other symptoms, you may have a reflux disease, also called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Reflux (or GERD) is a digestive disorder involving your stomach and esophagus (food tube). It’s estimated that around 20% of people of all ages living in the United States are affected by reflux. Many of these people can control their symptoms with dietary changes, medications or both. If you encounter frequent throat clearing, coughing, hoarseness, a sensation of a lump in the throat, a burning or sour taste, or trouble swallowing, you may be experiencing reflux into the throat, or laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR).
Learn more about reflux disease, its symptoms and treatments.
Phelps dietitians deliver high-quality, customized care based on your personal health needs and will collaborate with your care team to help you make the lifestyle change you need.
Whether you have gastric reflux, constipation or another digestive system disorder, the specialty team at Phelps’ Thomas E. and Alice M. Hales Endoscopy Unit will provide you with what you need most: comprehensive, compassionate, high-quality care.
Robotic surgery allows doctors to have better precision and control during operations. It also helps your doctor better see the site of surgery. Instead of one large opening, your doctor can operate through a few tiny cuts. This can help lower the risk of infection and will cause smaller scars.