Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder causes typical heartburn and regurgitation in 45% of the American public according to a Gallup poll. That figure under represents the large numbers of people with reflux without heartburn causing asthma, non-cardiac chest pain and laryngitis, and the precancerous changes of Barrett’s esophagus in unsuspecting patients with minimal symptoms or symptoms that patients manage with over the counter remedies. It has been estimated that 20% of adults have reflux presenting with throat and respiratory symptoms. While many patients can be treated easily with a wide variety of excellent approaches, there are many complexities and confusions currently pervading the care of GERD. Many patients have cardiac catheterization for non-cardiac chest pain. Others with Laryngopharyngeal reflux are treated unsuccessfully with allergy and asthma treatments.
It has become clear that to best diagnose GERD and implement the best of treatment strategies, patients need the strong experience Dr. Gutman brings to the table combined with the multidisciplinary approach that includes our close work with cardiologists, pulmonologists, ENT specialists, and sleep centers. It takes the most modern technological resources from high-definition endoscopy with Narrow Band Imaging to the latest endoscopic surgery for reflux that requires no incisions.
Dr. Gutman has sought to provide you a fusion of a warm and sensitive approach to gastroenterology consultation with state of the art technology in his new office. We are pleased to offer safe, comfortable and convenient endoscopy, colonoscopy, and esophageal pH testing in our comfortable office. Dr. David Gutman provides you with the advantages of his expertise in Gastroesophageal Reflux, Non-Cardiac Chest Pain, Hepatitis C Infection, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Colon Cancer Prevention. Expanding on his years of research and teaching in these areas, Dr. Gutman is prepared to allay your fears and present solutions and sound approaches to these complex situations. This is our approach to providing care that is truly CARING.