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    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition in which the gastric contents move up into the esophagus. Reflux becomes a disease when it causes frequent or severe symptoms or injury. Reflux may damage the esophagus, pharynx or respiratory tract.

      Diagnostic Procedures for GERD


      A diagnosis of GERD starts with a thorough physical examination, during which you describe your symptoms and medical history. If the typical symptoms of reflux disease are present, including heartburn and regurgitation, your doctor may begin treatment without performing specific diagnostic tests.


      However, tests may be performed if:


      •Your symptoms are atypical
      •The severity of the reflux raises concerns about esophageal damage
      •Symptoms do not respond to initial treatment
      •Your doctor is considering anti-reflux surgery

      Diagnostic procedures for GERD include:


      •Upper endoscopy
      •Reflux testing (wireless pH/pH impedance)
      •Esophageal manometry
      •Barium esophagram

    • The main symptom of GERD is heartburn, often described as a fiery feeling in one's chest, and regurgitating sour or bitter liquid to the throat or mouth. The combination of heartburn and regurgitation is such a common characteristic of GERD that formal testing may be unnecessary.

      Other symptoms of GERD include:


      •Non-burning chest pain, which is usually located in the middle of the chest and radiates to the back
      •Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
      •Atypical reflux symptoms relating to the throat, larynx or lungs:
      •Sore throat
      •Coughing
      •Increased salivation
      •Shortness of breath

    • GERD Treatment


      There are two main approaches to treating GERD: medication and surgery. Most patients can effectively use a combination of lifestyle changes and drug therapy to treat their GERD. GERD is chronic, so most patients will have to continue some sort of treatment throughout their lives.
      Surgery is an option for patients who do not respond to medical treatment or who have significant hiatal hernias. Others choose therapy as an alternative to a lifetime of taking medication.

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      Lu XIA, MD, PhD

      Department:
      Gastroenterology
      Liver Clinic
      Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
      Gastro-intestinal Polyp Clinic
      GI GERD Clinic
      Pancreas Clinic
      Location:
      Jiahui International Hospital
      Jiahui Health (Jing'an)
      Jiahui Health (Yangpu)
      Languages:
      普通话,  English
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      Dr. Lu XIA

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      Zhuo FENG, MD, PhD

      Department:
      Gastroenterology
      Gastro-intestinal Polyp Clinic
      Traditional Chinese Medicine Colorectal Clinic
      Location:
      Jiahui International Hospital
      Jiahui Health (Jing'an)
      Jiahui Health (Yangpu)
      Languages:
      普通话,  English,  日本語
      Doctor's bio

      Dr. Zhuo FENG is a gastroenterologist at Jiahui Health. Before joining Jiahui Health, Dr. Feng served in the Anore...

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      Alex SUN, MD

      Department:
      Gastroenterology
      Liver Clinic
      Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
      Gastro-intestinal Polyp Clinic
      GI GERD Clinic
      Pancreas Clinic
      Location:
      Jiahui International Hospital
      Jiahui Health (Jing'an)
      Jiahui Health (Yangpu)
      Languages:
      普通话,  English
      Doctor's bio

      Dr. Alex SUN serves as a gastroenterologist at Jiahui Health. Dr. Sun received his medical degree from Shanghai Ji...

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      William CAO, MD, PhD

      Department:
      Gastroenterology
      Liver Clinic
      Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
      Gastro-intestinal Polyp Clinic
      GI GERD Clinic
      Pancreas Clinic
      Location:
      Jiahui International Hospital
      Jiahui Health (Jing'an)
      Jiahui Health (Yangpu)
      Languages:
      普通话,  English
      Doctor's bio

      Dr. William CAO is a gastroenterologist at Jiahui Health. Dr. Cao obtained his bachelor's degree in Clinical Medic...

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      Renxiang HUANG, MD, PhD

      Department:
      Gastroenterology
      Gastro-intestinal Polyp Clinic
      Location:
      Jiahui International Hospital
      Languages:
      普通话,  English
      Doctor's bio

      Dr. Renxiang HUANG is currently a gastroenterologist of Jiahui Health. Before joining Jiahui, he was an associated...

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    • Affordable prices set your mind at ease

      Service Name Price Unit Price
      Primary care consultation fee per visit 300-1000
      Specialist consultation fee per visit 500-1500

      * Consultation fee is determined by clinicians according to the complexity of the patient’s condition. Jiahui Health reserves the right to interpret and adjust prices. All prices in RMB.

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