GERD and Barrett’s Esophagus


In this episode, Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Simon Turner discusses GERD and Barrett’s Esophagus.

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, or GERD is one of the most common problems encountered by primary care physicians. It is the number 1 outpatient GI related complaint, and of all the patients with chest pain who have a negative work-up for angina, 50% have symptoms due to GERD. In addition to being common, GERD can also be quite serious, with the potential for debilitating symptoms, severe complications and even a risk of cancer.

The objectives include the:

  • Presentation
  • Diagnosis
  • Management
  • Complications including Barrett’s Esophagus

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