Heartburn & Reflux Center of Door County

End the discomfort of living with heartburn and acid reflux. The Heartburn & Reflux Center of Door County offers the latest in diagnosis technology and treatment modalities, all at Door County Medical Center.

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GERD

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), is a common disease impacting 40% of Americans. It is a chronic condition caused by changes in the gastroesophageal valve that allows acid to flow back from the stomach into the esophagus. GERD can lead to short-term bothersome symptoms like burning sensation in the chest (heartburn), regurgitation of food or sour liquid (acid reflux) and difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).  More importantly, GERD can lead to serious health consequences if it is not detected and treated early on.

Additional GERD Symptoms
  • Asthma
  • Chest pain
  • Excessive salivation
  • Regurgitation
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Sensitive to some foods and liquids

Patients suffering from heartburn or acid reflux can now benefit from state of the art diagnosis using Bravo technology and advanced treatment of heartburn with incisionless same-day surgery, or TIF – all right here in Door County!

What is GERD? Watch this quick video for an explanation.

Bravo™

The Bravo™ reflux testing system is an advanced technology that can help identify the cause of your symptoms. Bravo monitors acid content in your esophagus while you continue your regular daily activities and diet. The testing process is comfortable, and the results can help your doctor better understand your symptoms and make confident decisions about your treatment plan.

Here’s how it works:

  1. A small pH capsule is temporarily attached to the wall of your esophagus.
  2. You continue your regular daily activities and diet over the course of 48-96 hours.
  3. The capsule transmits pH data to the Bravo unit.

Alternatively, we also offer the traditional catheter based pH monitoring, but the Bravo system is easier, less invasive, more comfortable, and can attain more accurate results.

Call to make an appointment for a consultation regarding your heartburn or reflux: 920-746-1060

Additional resources:

www.gerdhelp.com

Bravo™ Risk Information: The following are transient side effects that may be expected after treatment: chest pain, difficulty swallowing, painful swallowing, throat pain, and/or fever. Complications observed at a very low frequency include: mucosal laceration, minor and major acute bleeding, stricture, perforation, cardiac arrhythmia, pleural effusion, aspiration, and infection. Potential complications that have not been observed include: death. Please consult a physician for further information.