Northeast Georgia Physicians Group’s Heartburn & Swallowing Center offers fully integrated care and expertise in the management of a broad spectrum of esophageal diseases.
GERD & Heartburn
Heartburn is a very common problem, affecting up to 40% of Americans on a monthly basis. Heartburn is usually due to gastroesophageal reflux, or the regurgitation of gastric contents (usually acidic) into the esophagus.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Learn more
Barrett’s esophagus is a transformation of the lining of the esophagus caused by exposure to regurgitated gastric contents. Learn more
Repeated cycles of inflammation and healing can cause an area of narrow scarring in the walls of the esophagus called a stricture. If severe, the narrowing makes swallowing painful, difficult or even impossible.
A hiatal hernia is a protrusion of the stomach or other organs through the esophageal hiatus, an opening in the diaphragm that allows the esophagus to pass from the chest to the abdomen. NGPG has extensive success with laparoscopic repair of even the largest hiatal hernias.
Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach does not empty as quickly as it should. Delayed emptying of the stomach can result in bloating, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. We have experience with diagnosing and treating the symptoms of gastroparesis.
Swallowing Problems (Dysphagia)
There are many different causes of difficulty swallowing, many of which are benign, but it is an alarming symptom that should be investigated. With the appropriate testing, an explanation can almost always be found.
We have experience diagnosing and treating both erosive esophagitis and eosinophilic esophagitis. If you are having pain or difficulty swallowing, contact us.
An uncommon condition where the esophagus does not contract normally or at all. Learn more
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Request an Appointment
To request an appointment with NGPG Heartburn & Swallowing Center, please call us at 770-219-9200 or use the form on this page.