Reflux Disease (GERD)

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a condition in which the patient experiences the presence of stomach acids flowing up into the esophagus. This condition can produce symptoms of burning, chest pain, nausea, and sour taste in mouth.  Untreated GERD can lead to Barrett's esophagus, which can increase the risk of Esophageal Cancer.  This can be diagnosed by an upper endoscopy.
 
Hiatal hernia occurs when a weakness develops in your diaphragm which is the muscle that separates your abdominal organs (including stomach) from your chest organs (including esophagus). Normally, the stomach sits below the diaphragm and the esophagus above. In the presence of hiatal hernia, the stomach slips/slides up through the weakened area in the diaphragm and into the chest cavity. This can produce pain, discomfort, bloating, belching, reflux, and heartburn. Hiatal hernia and related symptoms can be worsened by excessive weight, pregnancy, wearing tight fitting clothing, coughing, straining, vomiting, or sudden physical exertion which causes increased pressure in the abdomen.
 
 
Reflux Disease (GERD)
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Contact Information / Office Hours

Center for GI Health Sellersville (8:30-4:30 M thru F)
Phone: 215-257-5071
Fax: 215-257-1801
817 Lawn Avenue
Sellersville, PA 18960
Center for GI Health Lansdale (8:30-4:30 M thru F)
Phone: 215-257-5071
1000 Walnut Street, Suite 100
Lansdale, PA 19446
The Endoscopy Center (7-3 M thru F)
Phone: 215-453-3050
817 Lawn Avenue
Sellersville, PA 18960
About Us

The Center for GI Health, formerly known as Upper Bucks Medical Associates, has been serving the community since 1973. Our practice has expanded over the years from one to four physicians. CGI is dedicated to provide the highest level of care combining experience and education with compassion and understanding. We have most recently added a female physician to our practice in 2006. This has added a level of comfort for those patients who seek a female to deliver their GI care. CGI has full staff privileges at Grand View Hospital located just across the street from our office and Endoscopy Center.
Hospital Affiliations

The Center for GI Health and The Endoscopy Center are affiliated with Grand View Hospital in Sellersville PA and Abington Hospital in Lansdale PA.


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