Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease – GERD
For the majority of people heartburn is an annoyance, but for some it can turn into a more serious problem. Serious cases of GERD can lead to esophagitis, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal stricture, and, in rare cases, esophageal cancer if left untreated.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is a condition that results in acid reﬂux and heartburn when stomach acid is not properly contained in the stomach and rises into the esophagus. The symptoms of GERD can be very painful and, if left untreated, harmful to the digestive system.
Our Heartburn & Reflux team, spearheaded by Dr. Clifford Smith specialize in treating patients with chronic Reﬂux Disease, or GERD. Dr. Smith uses the latest technology and surgical techniques to treat patients with complex GERD and Reflux cases at the Heartburn and Reflux Center of Richmond at Henrico Doctors' Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. He is currently the only surgeon in central VA to offer the LINX device to his patients and he specializes in the following procedures:
- LINX Device Insertion
- Nissen Fundoplication
- Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
- Heller Myotomy for Achalasia
Dr. Smith offers Heartburn & Reflux clinics in both Richmond, VA and in Williamsburg, VA, and offers the convenience of online appointment scheduling.